Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Quality and comfort is the best way to choose a photographer. If you like most of their work, they are sure to impress you with the images you hire them to do. And the more comfortable you are around the person to photograph you, the true you will come out and only make the images that much better!
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. The best thing with photography now days is that you can really push the limits in post processing work to give it that extra flare. Though I don't claim to know everything, I'm always learning new techniques to pass to my clients.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Who will be taking our photos?
What, if any, are additional costs?
Some of the bigger named photographers don't always photograph the events and sessions they book. Check to make sure so that you know you will feel comfortable around the photographer. Also digital negatives are becoming more popular so that you can keep all the photos that were taken. However, these are not always covered in the book or session price and can become expensive with some.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. How would you like your final images to turn out? Though it's the photographers job to be creative and take great photos for your event or portraits, the more you can let me know the better I can prepare for our session and get the images that you want.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I strive to get the true beauty of everyone in my photos. They will be truly you, with a bit of artistic flare. I work on capturing photographs even when you least expect it so they look natural, and not just the standard stuffy pose.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Q: How long have you been taking Photos?
A: I started 7 years ago, and turned it into a career in 2009.
Q: How long until I can see / receive my photos?
A: I have proofs up within 48 hours of the session. After you choose the images you want, I have them ready within 10 business days!
Q: Can I print the photos myself?
A: YES! Every session I provide digital negatives to you with high rez images that have been enhanced and even those that haven't been. All yours to print as you want and when you want!
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. One of my past clients was very concerned with how she looked when she came to our session. We took a bit of time before we began to just talk and as she expressed her concerns to me, I asked her to trust me. Within about 10 minutes, I had her laughing and she wasn't even aware I had captured a few of the photos I had. After the session, I did a quick edit of one of my favorite photos I took and sent it along with her proofs. She called me crying after looking at it. She was simply amazed with how beautiful she was and could finally see it herself and was so grateful. It truly warmed my heart that I could give her that.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. It isn't just owning a "good camera" there is a lot of other work that goes into getting a great photograph. It is knowing how to use it, how to frame the photo while taking it, angles to make you look the best, and we can't forget about editing. Even after your session is over, we are busy making the images look sharp for you.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. When I first started doing photography, it was only a hobby. It wasn't until a classmate of mine in college saw my work and freaked out. Shortly after my classmate got me into contact for my first showcase.
It was during first opening I really got to see how much people enjoyed my work and started asking me about doing portraits. After that night, I started working on building my portfolio to include events and portraiture and never looked back. Why would I if I could do something I loved as my every day!