Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. My most common shoots are portrait and themed shoots. Lately, a lot more weddings :)
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. Maternity shoot for an adorable newlywed couple. a wedding for a client in which we created a live photo booth and also a family shoot with daddy, 2 yr old boy and mommy with baby brother on the way!
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Research, research , research! There may or may not be someone better or worse than me but patience pays off once you find the EXACT thing you came online to find! I do work with your budget, needs and location...don't worry about silly questions, I can answer them all :)
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. All the details to exact questions. Time, money, pre-fees, post-fees. Times on when to call or locations. Also about escorts. I will however answer any question no matter how odd or out of the ordinary! Also the most common question is about how to pose and or smile, but I can always go over that during our consultation.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Experience! Portfolios! All the main things to check and see that the professional is legit and has done this kind of work before. Make sure they will get what they intend to pay for and not some kind of scam. This type of thing can happen anywhere and I believe this works on both ends, as well! I will not hesitate to ask questions too.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. The exact thing they want accomplished! For me, what kind of pictures, where and what your budget is. There's a distinction between questions and proposals. If we have a time frame or end product.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. Number one; I more than enjoy what I do! It's not a job to me and I know many people out there say that but I do love photography! It's my passion and I appreciate all forms of it. Even others! I have grown a lot from when I began and know that what sets me apart is my creativity, patience and energy!
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Meeting new people! I love the interaction and getting on a personal level. The feel is definitely expressed in the photos taken! I love making people smile and getting a few laughs. Pictures should always express good moments :)
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. "How do I pose?!" I understand that for most of my clients this is your first time taking photos or you are not very familiar with it but do not worry, I can help you and walk you thru the process so your photos look natural and effortless!
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. One of my favorite themes is "day of the dead," and last year a friend from high school was getting married. She asked me to participate in the wedding and come to find out the entire theme was just that! Painted faces, colorful settings and very traditional/close-to-home things were set up. I loved it! Enjoyed the people, atmosphere and good times!
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. That it does take longer then usual sometimes to deliver your product. Also I can not "just add in a random background", all the time. My photography packages do include editing on all the photographs but its small and light editing that doesn't require to much time, as apposed to the usual requests that would be more of a photoshop request.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I've always believed I had an eye or knack for photography. Took a few classes in high school and college to learn the specifics and technicalities of the trade and since then, have been hooked! I've added my own twist, touches and feel to the table.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. A maternity shoot! Amazing couple and energy. Had a great time and even snuck in a few of the couple with "its a girl" props. Had so much fun!
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I read alot about new technology and new forms of photography. Also love getting educated on lenses, lighting and new ideas too!
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. My new favorite thing, that I really want to try soon, is on the spot printing. Mostly a wedding event but very interested in starting that soon!
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. My day of the dead shoot! had two friends volunteer and exchanged services with a local mua. She was great, the pictures were fun too! The only it cost was the gas to travel but so far the images are looking amazing!
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. My rate is usually anywhere from $75-$150 per hour but that all depends on how many people, what you want from the shoot (disc, online links, or physical prints) and the time frame we will be shooting. I am very budget friendly so more often than not, this is an estimate :)
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Read all you can on the topic. Photography isn't for everyone but once you find you love it and can not think of anything else, you're hooked! I read about photography at every opportunity I have. I love, live and breathe photography.
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. My personality? I have clients tell me that they were very comfortable around me. That I was energetic and lively! Greatest compliment! I want to make you feel at ease and make the photos look natural. Share a joke or a few laughs. :)
Q. What are you currently working on improving?
A. My equipment! I mostly have a knack for outdoor photography but recently have been asked about indoor shoots and studio work. I am working on upgrading soon :)
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. Are clients allowed to bring props to the shoot?
Yes! The more things that are involved, the more fun. Please also feel free to ask me if I have any...or even suggestions. I feel it adds a more personable tone to photos.
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. How soon can my photos be ready.
The average time frame is about 2-4 weeks, sometimes 4-6 on wedding jobs but upon your request we can definitely try and expedite your products.