Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. First, find the right photographer for your needs.
Second, choose the photographer that you like and the one that fits your budget.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Some professional photographers charge quite a bit for prints and DVDs, that is their right; just something to keep in mind. I do not.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Any question is a good question.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I enjoy meeting the wonderful people that choose and trust me to take their photos; and then bringing out the best in them.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. For every hour I shoot I usually put in a least another hour for editing. If my hourly rate seems high, just remember it's more like 2 hours.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I love photography and it has slowly "developed" (ha!) into a great career. I wanted to offer people the same criteria that I wanted in a photographer.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I have an Associates Degree in Visual Communications-Multimedia and completed several photography courses for that degree. I am currently getting my second Associates Degree in Photography and will hopefully make this my full time career in the next few years. I also constantly try new techniques and watch video tutorials online.
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. Q: Why do you photograph weddings?
A: Because I can't dance.