Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I specialize in bridal photography, wedding and engagement sessions. I love to shoot fashion in the studio also. It gives me the chance to get really creative and play with multiple light setups.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Today’s digital camera technology has flooded the market with wannabe photographers who will shoot your event for next to nothing so they can tell their friends that they are a "professional photographer". Don't be fooled by this. You will be disappointed. It takes years to hone this craft.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Experience is key. Ask for references and ask to see their portfolio. 10 photos do not make a portfolio. A great photographer will have tons of photos that they will be proud to show off.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Ask them if they have a business license to practice photography in their state. Ask to see their sales tax permit. If they don't have one, do not hire them. Do a web search on them. If they are ligit, they will have lots of search results.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. In recent years, the market has been saturated with amateurs willing to shoot your wedding for next to nothing. These people do not have the equipment or the know how to be shooting your wedding. No one should be charging you to shoot your wedding unless they are capable of doing it right. It is too important an event. It can't be redone. If they are legitimate they will have a Texas tax ID number in order to do business. Ask to see it and do your research. A professional will have plenty of information on the internet for you to research.