Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. My most common jobs are newborn and child sessions.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Look through the photographers portfolio carefully. What you see is generally what you get. There is a huge varied range of photographers out there.
Look for pictures that make you smile and give you those warm fuzzy feelings. A photographer who is good with all kinds of children is very important. Take time to talk to the photographer on the phone, or better yet, meet in person!
You want portraits that will stand the test of time - classic and timeless. You don't want pictures that depict the latest trends (selective coloring, photoshopped backgrounds etc.)
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Good light is the secret to beautiful pictures. If you are indoors, put your children next to the window or patio doors to take their pictures.
If you are outdoors, find soft even light. It will make all the difference!
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. I want people to be able to answer, "What is most important to you about this session?" That helps me determine how to do my job! :)
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. My goal is to create portraits that are classic and timeless.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love to photograph newborns - they are such amazing little miracles! I spend a lot of time finding and creating new props to make each session unique.
I also love being able to play and have fun with children as I take their pictures. They don't even realize it is happening! Parents love being able to relax and watch their kids have fun, as I capture great portraits of them!
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I put a LOT of time and energy into each client session. About 10 hours of time goes into the process from the initial email to when I hand you your portraits.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. Newborn photography (pictures done in the first 2 weeks) is a fairly new concept. But, it is such a wonderful gift to give yourself and your baby. That newborn stage is so beautiful, yet so fleeting. Newborn photography is a wonderful way to capture all the precious newness of your baby so you will never forget it!