Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Wedding photography is important - one of the most important pieces of your wedding. You don't want to skimp or go cheap on a once-in-a-lifetime event. When all is said and done the photographs - not the venue or the food or the favors - will last a lifetime.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Make sure you click with your photographer, so to speak. Even if the price and photos are right, the personality might not be. Don't be afraid to shop around - you want to find someone who will make you comfortable on your wedding day. You and your new spouse will spend all day with the photographer, so it's important to have someone whose company is enjoyable, and who will make the day run smoothly.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Honestly I think the two most important things are the photographer's work and personality - you want photos you'll love and you want someone who makes your wedding day fun and enjoyable. But if you're looking to ask specific questions...What is your style? What do you consider most important on the wedding day? Will you have a timeline and shot list to stay on task? Can you direct my family during our formal portrait time or will you need assistance? Does my package include an album/engagement session/high-res files/extras? When can we expect the finished product?
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. I want clients who, like me, are friendly, creative, fun, and understand that while the festivities last a day, the photos last a lifetime. When seeking a photographer consider if his/her style matches your own - do you prefer formal photos or more candid, photojournalistic shots that tell the story of your wedding day? Consider your budget, and also figure out where the photography ranks on your list of priorities. Be prepared to fall in love with your images.