Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Weddings, Family Portraits, Senior Portraits, Pet Photography, Infant Photography, Maternity, Fashion, Architectural, Commercial / Head Shots, Digital Art, Photo Restorations, Portraits, Event Photography, High Profile Personalities, Seasonal Photography (Santa photos and Easter photos).
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. Wedding, Famly Portraits and Senior Portraits.
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Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Make sure that he has true credentials. That the photographer you are selecting passionately delivers his work. There are shooters with good cameras and Professional Photographers with the knowledge base and backgroud to deliver portraits via a good photo. You will know the diffrence by just looking at their work.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Ladies: For your best photo shoots you must be mentally ready. Get to know your photographer. If you are comfortable and trust your photographer, your shoot should be a very positive experience. Make sure you have a makeup artist and hair stylist to help you look your best. Colors need to contrast your pigmentation.
Men: Don't drink the night before. Get a good night's sleep and do not stress. Everything shows. Luckly I am an expert in photo enhancements and can help you hide your small imperfections.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Do you have experience?
Can you deliver quality?
Can you service at a high level?
Will my photographer cater to my needs?
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Dates, Times, type of photo shoot. Expectations. Level of artist.
If you are looking for Quality work and the best service in this industry, then you're the type of client I cater to.
If you're looking for the most expensive photographer, I am not the one.
I am the most cost effective because I will deliver what you are looking for.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. Juan Carlos is an award winning photographer and digital artist known for his impresive approach to photography and digital art. His 'Mollage' concept is one of a kind and invented by Juan Carlos.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I live my passion and enjoy serving the community. It is an honor for me to be the artist selected by my clients to capture a moment in time that is sure to become a family heirloom. My reputation is very important to me that is why I GUARANTEE my work.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. How long have you been a photographer and digital artist? All my life!
Are you a full time photographer? Yes
Do you print any type of format and size? Yes
Have you photographed any big stars? Yes
The Oak Ridge Boys
Little Big Town
The Smothers Brothers
Hollie Cavanaugh (American Idol runner up from McKinney, Texas)
Have you done magazine covers? Yes
Are you refered? Yes
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. I have lots of different stories. You need to let me know what type of photo shoot you're looking for and I can promise you, I have a story. I have over 5,000 clients of every age, race, ethnic background and gender, sexual orientation, etc. My stories have the full range of situations. It has been an interesting and fun career for me. This section can be very long if I go into details. I can tell you that you will identify, love it, hate it or just laugh at it, but for sure, you will be interested in my stories.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. My mother was a beauty queen in Colombia, South America. Very religious. She was extremely vain. She loved photography and working with photos, making collages of old family photos and always advising everyone how to pose, what type of make up to wear, clothes to wear, etc. I grew up seeing this beautiful woman mold me into the artist I am today.
I honor the memory of my beautiful mother by dedicating my passion and love of photography and digital art every time I step into a photo shoot, restoring a photo, creating my "mollages" delivering high-end photography and canvas work.
I ware my heart in my sleave and love what I do. I dedicate every job to the memory of my mom. How can I perform less then perfect when all I want is to honor my momma.
This is why I guarentee my work. I want to make sure my mom is proud of me every time I service a client.
This is why I have won award and revered as one of the best photographers and digital artist by my colleagues.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. Becoming a photographer was natural to me because I have been around fashion all my life. Photography is like drinking water to me. It just comes natural. Digital art just adds to the craft. I am very particular about my colors, shadows, angles, moments, looks, etc. I have to feel the spirit of my subjects/models and pull their personality into my images. True portraits portray the personality and x-factor of each individual. How true your portraits display these attributes determines my ability to call myself a photographer and digital aritist.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I love all I do but can tell you that my Santa Claus and Easter Photos are ones I truly enjoy because it challenges me to capture a child's wonder and awe of Santa or live Easter bunnies while controlling my staff, animals and delivering portraits on demand to waiting parents. I love to enhance the images in front of the crowds to show off my artistic tallents and deliver a very special photo for families to love.
I do not charge very much for these services because I use it as a marketing tool. Parents and folks get to know me and use me for Weddings, Family Portriats, Senior Portriats, Special Events, etc.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Yes. I am constantly researching all of the new camera and lens equipment, capabilities and new features. I am constantly studying and improving my Photoshop skills to maintain a high level of confidence when I am performing live photo shoots at events where it is required that I enhance images as folks look in. It is important to know the latest techniques.
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. Cannon and Nikon will no longer be the top dogs in our industry for medium level pros. Competition is emerging. Look for competitive pricing and high end products to rival our elite companies.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. I like to cater to my client's needs. I deliver high quality work, the best service and competitive pricing.
I think my client does not want to pay a low price for a product they will not like. It is important to calibrate everything. A $400 photo shoot that is not what the client wanted is more expensive than a $4,000 photo shoot that delivered everything the client was looking for. In the long run it becomes a family heirloom and the better the delivery, the more it will have meaning in later years.
When a loved one passes and you have no portraits it is sad. I have worked with small images of loved once passed that were in the background. As much as I am able to bring out the image, it is not as good as a beautiful portrait taken when your loved one was alive.
Price is relative to the need of my clients. That is why I cater every price to my client's needs in the areas of "Quality", Service and importance of the artwork.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. You know if you have what it takes. Don't lie to yourself. If you're giving yourself away to earn a protfolio you can be sure that you do not have the talent. You simply hurt the profession, the expectation of your clients and you will never be a full time professional. You must respect the profession and charge enough to give yourself a chance to make it. If you do not feel you are ready or have the talent level, GO TO SCHOOL. GET YOUR CREDENTIALS and save our profession by not giving yourself away.
You can have a successful carreer as long as you respect your time and your ability to deliver true art / portrait work.
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. My passion. It encompasses true digital photography, the best digital art, quality work, outstanding service and catered pricing to meet my client's needs.
Q. What are you currently working on improving?
A. I am always working on my photography, my digital art, customer service, marketing techniques. My ability to read my clients and know if I am a good match for their needs.
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. Are you looking for an experienced professional photographer and digital aritist that can deliver and guarantee his work? Look no further. I am your photographer
Do you want an artist to take your photography to the next level so you can have beautiful family heirlooms for generations to cherish? Look no further. I am your digital airtist and professional photographer.