What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
$100/hr. for events/weddings (2hr minimum)
$100-200 for editing portraits/headshots (per session)
$200-$400 for editing weddings
Travel 10miles or less only
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
1. Connect via email/phone to draw out desired service agreement
2. Send contract of expectations to client and seal with a 50% deposit.
3. At date of event, perform service.
4. Deliver service and product to client 5-7 business days.
5. Receive final 50% portion of payment no later than 5 business days after date of event.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
B.A. in Visual Arts from UMBC
5yrs. experience w/ over 30 weddings and +100 event/lifestyle shoots
Apprenticed under various wedding and studio photographers along the way
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I studied Photography at UMBC as a student and have been shooting since then. A friend hired me to shoot His wedding and I fell in love with the craft of capturing precious moments since then!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I've worked with couples, parents, small business owners, corporations, pets.
They have been a blessing to work with and have given me the creative liberty to deliver to them what I do best!
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I did a maternity shoot of a couple last week. I've been their photographer on many occasions. It took 4 hours to shoot at two locations, and 5 days to deliver the photos to them. They have been a joy to photograph and host at my place. I look forward to walking with them on their life journey!!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I'd advise them to look through the photographer's work and what past clients have to say about her/him! I'd visit their social media and see how others interact with them, not just what he/she says about their photography business!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
-What's the final product that you'd like? (scenic, studio, natural light/strobe?)
-Does the photographer work best in a specific setting? what are their strengths/weaknesses?