Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. The bulk of my experience is in shooting portraits - Seniors,Children, Engagement and Wedding photos.As a photgrapher I work to bring a personal touch to every engagement, asking what your expectations are and how I can meet them. I love a challene,so bring it one:-)
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. Senior portraits for a young lady in an urban environmentWe shot around Dowmtown Indianapolis. The customer was very satisfied.
Engagement Photos-the couple flew meto Orlanda where they are in order todo the shoot. We ended upwith a ton of good images. They have already ordered 5"x7"s and a 24"x36"
Infant photos.I had the fun task of shooting three month old Olivia. She kept me on my toes between feeding and crankynessThe client opted togo with the CD of the images.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. 1) Have a list of what is important to you
2) Meet with the photogrpher as early as possible to see if you click
3)look for any red flags as to the photographer's ability to deliver what you want.
4) Price is important, but cheaper is usually lower quality.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. For photographers, knowing what equipment they use is important. To many rookies are out there with expensive point and shoot camers. These are the guys to be scared of. Their photographic knowledge is usually pretty light. Look for a photographer with professional grade equipment.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. 1) Tell me about the worst mistake you have made at a wedding.
2) If you had to hire someone to shoot your own wedding, who would it be?
3) What will you do to make our photos unique?
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. You need to envision what you want to 'do' with your photos when the photographer is done. Do you want an album/book? Do you want photos to give to friends? Do you want to incorporate a photo into a thank you card for gifts. Do you want to give enlargements to parents/grandparents/siblings? Do you want a large portrait for your home of either the bride or of the bride and groom together? Do you want digital copies (without printing rights)? Do you want images digitally with rights? Make a list of photo moments that you know will be happeing that you want captured. Make a comprehensive list of all photos you expect. Know what the ceremony officiant will allow photographically during the service. Any restrictions?
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love the feeling I get when I show a customer's images for the first time. The smiles are awesome.