Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I am most commonly commissioned to document weddings here in the US and abroad, but I also photograph products, food, fashion, travel, and stock photography.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Find a photographer whose work you connect with emotionally and whose price range doesn't blow your budget. Most importantly, make sure to hire the photographer with the most winning personality - I tell my clients that it's a bit like selecting someone for your wedding party. You want to work with someone you can easily see getting along with you, your wedding party, your family and your guests!
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. In this industry/profession, you really do get what you pay for. Almost anyone can declare themselves a professional wedding photographer, but few have actually sought and earned education pertinent to their craft. Generally photographers who have earned a degree in photo/art are likely to be much better technicians of the trade.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Prospective clients need to consider what they want most from their wedding photographer and their wedding day photos. They need to decide whether they're shopping for photographers based on quality of work, reputation, services, etc. or are they entirely price motivated.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. My foremost passion has always been photojournalism - I love the pictorial narrative. I think I have an exceptional skill when it comes to capturing moments; raw, candid fleeting human emotion. When people look at my images, they know they're looking at something real, something human.