Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. My most common types of jobs would include family portraits, maternity portraits, newborn photography. Also, High School seniors, Engagement sessions, etc.....
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. I recently completed a senior session for a young man in the Hillsboro area. We spent the afternoon in the Pearl District and had a great time capturing both his serious side and fun side. Another recent session was for a family of four. We spent the afternoon at a local park and was able to capture some great family moments. That same day, we were lucky enough to spend the evening with a newborn baby girl and her family. These kind of sessions are always fun and full of surprises.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. I would suggest that they meet with the photographer and discuss exactly what they are looking for.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Well, one of the things I wanted to know was how to remove blemishes from photos. And I did a lot of research on it to find out. It can be time consuming but worth it in the end.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. I'm not sure there is a right question to ask a photographer. But I would suggest meeting with them to know if they are the right fit for you.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I would say my work stands out from others because I try and get to know the person I am photographing. I am very attentive to my clients, their needs and wants and I try to be very accomodating. I obviously am in business to make money but I am also in business to offer a service to people just like me. So I try to be affordable to everyone, offering quality along with quantity.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Well, I love taking photographs but I love meeting new people and capturing their special moments in time and then being able to share them with them.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I have always loved photography. With that being said, I also love being a stay at home mom, so I decided to start my own photography business so I would be available to my family and do something that I totally love doing. Now I have the best of both worlds!
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Currently, I am not taking photography classes, but I do watch a lot of tutorials and I am always looking for classes offered by other photographers. I believe photographers are the best people to teach someone the ins and outs of photography!