Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. I would say look at their portfolio and see if the work is inline with you style. Next I would say talk to them personally and see if there is a good vibe. Next check over their pricing and what they can offer you and see if that meets your needs. Finally find out how long they have been in business and ask them for referrals.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. There are many factors a buyers should think through before seeking out any professional photographer. Many people are price based shoppers, and sometimes that is okay. Buyers really need to think about the project in which they need a professional. A photographers portfolio is very important to a buyer. This can tell them a little bit about their personal style. Furthermore its important to know their budget.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Honestly the best thing about my job is that I get to do this full time to provide for my family. Plus creating timeless memories for new people I meet that trust me with those abilities. God has truly blessed me with the right job with the gifts he gave me.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. What I want my customers to know about my profession is this. Our industry has become saturated with many individuals that believe with the right equipment they can capture, manage, pose, deliver the same professional quality as we can. Your memories are worth more then that.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. In my field you have to keep up with all the latest trends. Each year I attend many different workshops that are offered in my profession. Sometimes they are local, and other times I travel for the right class.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. Many of the changes in our field will be seen in the offering of video along side of still photography. The newer digital SLR's offer us a wonderful opportunity of adding something new and exciting to our clients. In addition there are many new products and prints they have to decorate their homes or office.