Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I generally work with people who are looking for something out of the ordinary. Someone who isn't afraid to be different and have fun. I work with all types of people in all different situations. I like to try to make great photography available to everyone, not just those who have tons of money to spend on their special day. Just because you don't have tons of money doesn't make that day any less special to you or your loved ones, you should have memories to match!
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Being able to be a part of a day/time/event that means so much to someone else. I feel honored that I am able to help them remember it. I love the energy that revolves around times like this, the 'high' you get, the love you feel, the excitement and emotion are literally addicting to me. Seeing peoples reactions when they see their pictures is one of the most satisfying things that I could ever think about doing. Being able to push myself to learn new things and not being held back by anything is an exciting feeling that I love!
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Anyone can buy a camera, but not everyone is a photographer. It takes an eye first of all, but thats not all of it. You have to be, just as with any artist, strong enough to put your work out there for people to pick apart ad judge with every little detail and bit. You have to be able to take that, and that takes a lot of guts and courage. I don't know if people always realize how much photographers judge themselves to prepare for the world to look at their work and tell them what they think. Talk about building character! Be a photographer!
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Of Course! It is so important to look at what other people are doing as well as stay on top of what is happening in the field technically. Being in a tech-heavy field, in which things change to quickly you have to know what it going on. I follow numerous bridal blogs as well as photography blogs, to see what those that are the best in this field are doing. It helps me keep my finger on the pulse of trends and to always be collecting new ideas to use in my own work.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. My pricing is simple. Which makes it complicated for this business. Usually photographers have these crazy price packages, which either include a bunch of stuff you don't want, or are way to expensive. or you will run into having to choose a la carte in you don't like their packages and that will end up blowing your budget, too. I'm simple. What is your budget? Ok... now what are you looking to get for that? Ok... now let's make that work. Pricing, packaging, budgeting, done.