Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I love what I do, I take photos for just about any ocassion... including engagement photos, weddings, quinces, sweet sixteens, pregnancy, business functions, communions, new borns, graduation, school events and even merchandise. I enjoy meeting new people and making new friends. I currently work with several banquet halls as well where I am one of their vendors. Since I live in BEAUTIFUL south florida there are so many locations available to take photos of all these great events. As I always say... Why take studio photos when you live in beautiful South Florida. Enjoy all the amazing surroundings that are available!!!
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. One of my most recent jobs was taking photos for an amazing jewlery maker Gaby's Creation. It wasn't an easy job cause everytime I pulled out a piece of jewlery to take the photo I wanted to purchase it... Of course it wasn't as much fun as taking photos at a school with 200 kindergarten children about to graduate to the 1st grade. Those little kids we're so excited about their upcoming event that they really had ants in thier pants. But as soon as they saw that I was going to have as much fun as them taking the photos everything fell right in place... Then there was an amazing wedding that took place at Grand Salon Banquet Hall, It's always hard to hold back the tears of joy when you get to know the couple and have a special bond with them...
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. When you are serching for a photographer it is always important for you to feel comfortable with that person. If you feel comfortable then that means your photos are, or should come out AMAZING. When you are relaxed and enjoy your photo session your photos come out natural and don't look like it is someone else in those pictures. The idea is for you to have fun taking the photos that way when you look back at them you will see the real you! The fun side! The serious side! The true you and amazing you!!! Share them with friends and allow them to also see how much fun a photo session can be and how beautiful you look in any circumstance...
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. I honestly wish that I would have known about photojournalistic photographers back when my daughter was taking her quince photos. It should be a fun experience not an experience where by the end of the session you feel like it was the biggest mission to keep your head still and keep your body in these unnatural posing that some of the old school photographers still do. Make sure that you feel comfortable with your photographer and that he/she is not the type of photographer that is going to be yelling at you because you dont understand the unusual positons that they are putting you into and you just can't keep your head still in that awkard position... ENJOY your shoot and have fun with it!
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Make sure when hiring a service professional, you ask all and any questions that you feel you might need to know even if they sound like silly questions. If you see that they are getting frustrated because of your questions I don't think that is the person you want to hire. When you are a professional no matter what type of business you are in you should be happy to answer questions and make your client feel like they are speaking to a friend not an acquaintence that really is just there for the money, and doesn't care about the outcome of their services. If you are happy then that means you will let someone else know of your experience with that person.