Jerry Litynski , Jun 09, 2010; 09:44 a.m.
Just like the used car business, the maybe-wedding client is shopping prices. They often do not care about how good your work is. They are shopping prices. The low-price gets the deal (in this case, the wedding.) Some brides-to-be will want to see samples of your work: writing a letter (or several letters) will not work for those looking for the low-price offer.
You can't give your work away, and it seems some *photographers* have the luck of a camera-and-lens-and-flash that fell from a tree...they are out to give away what they can to shoot a wedding (remember the low-price seekers in the above paragraph....)