Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Most common jobs are jobs that require "something different". For weddings, I shoot very "Cinderella" style work, for engagement shoots I have worked in junk yards to abandoned buildings! My style is artistic and cutting edge. i love challenges and I seek them often. Next shoot: The sand dunes of Durango, CO!
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. Wedding shoot at a victorian looking location. The bride wanted Cinderella and she got it. i shot in a very victorian style, very classic BUT without the classic posed. Customer was very happy!
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. It is VERY important to see samples of work. I have shot covers for magazines with very inexpensive gear. Although good gear helps, nothing can replace a great creative eye. Not one photographer should make an excuse for a bad shoot with "the subject was not experienced" or "the subject was boring". In my opinion, there are no boring subjects, only boring photographers.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Inside secret: you can look like a professional model even with no experience. I have shot fashion work for years and with proper motivation and simple tips, you can look like a professional model. Take a look at my photos on thumbtack. None of the subjects are professionals. Take a look at my website. Only one featured subject is a pro. All others LOOK pro only because of the tips I was able to share with them during the photoshoot.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. The question that must be asked is "Why are you a photographer? Why do you do what you do?"
The key is to find someone who LOVES what they do and are not motivated by money. When you love what you do, you excel at it.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. For a pro shoot, you DEFINITELY want to consider budget (of course). Specifically, just because the photographer is expensive DOES NOT MEAN he/she is good. You must love his/her work!
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I generally will break the rules when it comes to creating photo art. I have my own methods of motivating subject, teaching them best poses for their face shape, body type ect. I will sometimes intentionally skew settings on my camera to get creative shots. Location is never a problem for me. In the past I had to hike to a remote location just to get that perfect shot. Goal achieved. Ask me and I will show you.
In a few weeks I will be taking a flight to the sand dunes of southern colorado for a 2 hour shoot, then a flight back! Basically, where there is a will, there is a way.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I absolutely LOVE photography! It has been my passion since I was 8 years old (see my ABOUT US page on serisphotography.com). Photography is my artistic outlet and obsession. Why is this important? Because, when you love what you do, you do it well.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. During a photoshoot with Colorado Governor Bill Owens, I came to realize the personality political people put forth in public IS NOT what theyre really like. Bill Owens was a blast! Great guy...
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I am nationally published and I have worked as a photojournalist for national magazines. I have photographed famous people (which is a blast), professional sports figures and well known political people.