Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I provide photo shoot services. Once your shoot is completed, you will come in for photo selection. You will have an opportunity to select your printing surface (Canvas print of Matte Giclee).
I also offer matting and framing with a selection of frames available.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. It is so easy to hire a photographer, but not easy to find honest and talented artists. Be sure to check at least 3 references and view printed samples of the photographers work.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. I would like to know that it's important to examine the quality and artistic abilities of the photographer I am selecting. I would also like to know when the photographer I've chosen has been properly educated in photography and uses high quality equipment. I would want someone with experience and technical knowledge. You have to compare each photographers work...look for burned out whites... is the detail there? Do they know how to work in sun light, studio light and do they have a good grasp of color?
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. 1. How long have you been a professional photographer?
2. Do you edit your work?
3. How many great images can I depend on?
4. Do you have samples of indoor and outdoor work that I can view?
5. May I preview your contract?
6. Do you have references that I can contact?
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. It's very important to have an idea of what you are expecting from your photographer and to communicate your expectations so that you and your photographer are working together to achieve your goals. Some goals to be prepared with:
1. Determine your budget and discuss all options with me. I have a variety of packages to select from.
2. Check the quality of work.
3. Review web pages and sample work . Does the my style fall in line with your expectations.
3. Review testimonials and available videos/photos.
4. Always keep in mind, you get what you pay for. If someone's rates are low, there may be a reason for that. While we photographers are wrestling with the economy, we also have a product to offer. Don't accept average or below quality just to save a few dollars. Doing a quality job, customizing our services to meet your expectations is a time consuming effort. Balance quality with price and get the best for your buck!
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. My work goes beyond just photography. I am artistic and love to create a work of art featuring my subjects. I take a relaxed approach to my photo shoots, putting the client at ease.
I also know how it feels to not like being photographed and what people want to see in their images. I make every effort to edit my work in order to produce an image that you can be proud of.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love making people happy. It's very important to me to have satisfied customers!
My favorite type of work is with babies and toddlers.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Q: Will I edit my work? A: Yes! You photos will be edited to a limited degree. You will have the opportunity to view your images on a large screen. Once I know what images you will purchase, full editing will be completed. By the time you get your product, your work is very "finished" and beautiful.
Q: How long have you been doing newborn photography?
A: I have been doing newborn photography since 2005. I have covered newborn deliveries and follow the children through childhood. I am still photographing children that I have photographed since birth.
Q: Do you do family portraits? Yes, both in studio and outdoor work. I use parks and beaches for my outdoor family and children's portraits.
Q: Do you do pet portraits? Yes, I will photograph the family pet with the family members. Pets ARE part of the family and are welcome to be photographed with them.
Q: Can I order my printing and framing through you? Absolutely! I provide high quality printing and framing services. Once you have paid your deposit to hold your photo session date, I will send you detailed information on printing and framing prices.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I am truly dedicated to providing quality, artistic works of art. I am also very honest and will do my best to exceed your expectations. I consider myself a "down to earth" type that works hard to make clients happy.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. With each new job, I find that I'm more proud than the job before, and yet when I look back on earlier works, I'm very proud of those, too. This is a difficult question to answer, because I take pride in all of my work and strive to achieve a high level of quality. There is nothing more gratifying than to see true happiness in my clients when they see their pictures for the first time. That's when I feel pride the most!
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. PRICING STRUCTURE:
Please contact me for pricing information.
I offer an extensive line of products to select from.
Q. What are you currently working on improving?
A. I'm constantly striving to improve in all areas of photography. I find that each shoot improves over the last and I never want that to stop!