Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. You should always meet with a photographer before you decide to hire them. Yes, budget is important, but so are your memories. You need to make sure that the photographer and you, the client, are on the same page and compatible. Personality and style of the portraits and photographer are just as important as your own unique qualities and needs. Not every photographer is right for every couple or family, regardless of how well priced or great their images are. Make sure you ask as many questions as they will. It is a job interview after all, and you will be working together.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Photographers don't just show up on the day of the shoot and then hand over the pictures and walk away. At least a good photographer doesn't. Especially for a job like a wedding there are hours of preparation. Between meetings, phone calls, emails, equipment preparation and maintenance leading up to a wedding, the wedding it self is the easy part. The real work is after the event. There are wedding album designs, print enlargement orders, and editing every picture to make sure they are the highest quality. If you are hiring a great Photographer you are not just paying them to show up the day of the event. Your investment is insuring that they are well prepared and equipped to handle all of your photography needs, preserving your precious memories.