Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. When choosing a wedding or family photographer, make sure you have an in-depth, face-to-face meeting with the people who will actually be taking your photographs. With some photo franchises you never know who will actually be taking your family treasures. It may be the person looking for a summer job, or someone who has never set foot behind a camera. The person behind the camera makes the difference between a photo and a treasured heirloom.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. The best thing to know about your photo session is to just be yourself and act natural. The best photos are candid moments when couples or families are just enjoying themselves. Sometimes the photo where everyone is smiling looks too posed and unnatural. If your photographer is used to working with families and couples, they will put you at ease and capture the magic.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. How long have you been a photographer?
Are you the person who is going to be photographing my family or special day?
Do you guarantee your quality?
I've never used a professional photographer before, what should I expect?
Do you provide a DVD with retouched photos for my own printing?
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Research the photographers you are considering and make sure they can deliver the style you want. There are as many different styles as there are photographers so take a good look at the portfolio to be certain you get what you're looking for.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. When it comes to photography, we know how to capture life's special moments. Our style is contemporary and fresh, not the plain-jane style you see at the strip mall photo studio. We know how to make our clients feel comfortable in front of the camera and more importantly, to help them make the best photographs possible. We are always striving to create dynamic interesting photographs that will be treasured for years.