I used to accept cash at the event from any photographer who booked. Unfortunately, one or two photographers abused this, booked and then never turned up for the event. This not only leaves me out of pocket but on one occasion, I had turned away a photographer because I was fully booked. So not only did I lose out financially, but a photographer who wanted to come to an event was denied a place.
Once you have been to at least two events and I know that you are reliable and only book when you are going to come, then I am happy to accept cash at the event.
But please be aware if you select ‘pay at event’ and then no-show, from that point on, you will be on my ‘blacklist’ and all future bookings will have to be paid for in advance.