Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Headshots for actors of all ages, working with couples for engagement or wedding sessions, kids for parties or events, newborns and pets.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Ask a lot of questions. No question is dumb or unimportant. I love an educated client who knows what they're getting because they asked the questions that were important to them.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Know what you want. Know the final result as you imagine it in your mind. Then tell me that. If you don't let me know what you want, and I miss the mark, it will be terrible for you. Know what you want then tell me!
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I don't have a lot of formal training - I know what looks good by instinct. I also don't "know the rules", so I feel fine breaking them and doing what feels right to get the perfect shot.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. The clients. They're amazing and stunning and wonderful. I love meeting new people and capturing that special light inside of them through my camera. I love the human condition, and I love seeing what makes people tick.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Most common question is why I shoot outside and not in a studio. The answer is that I love the flexibility and the naturalness of shooting outdoors. The weather dictates the background for the shoot and I work with the client and the sun to literally get the best shot. Natural light is the most flattering form of light, and I hate the fake look that a lot of studio photographs have.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I'm currently working on obtaining my A.A.S in Commercial Photography.