What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I love to hear about each client's unique story/background and ask about their vision for a portrait or wedding photography session. I want to hear all the details about the big day, from the proposal story to the theme of their wedding reception! After talking on the phone or meeting in person, then we begin to narrow down details for the package they wish to purchase and finalize booking a session/wedding date with Katogenic Photography.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have trained alongside a few other professionals in the industry who have over 10 years of experience shooting weddings. This has helped me learn the ins and outs of wedding photography, which allows me to offer the best services and results to my clients.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have always been involved in art since I was young, from painting and drawing to sculpting and photography. I first began doing photography for my friends and family growing up after receiving a digital camera as a gift when I was around 12 years old. I have since worked on perfecting my craft, and still see my work as "art." I aim to bring my artistic style to each client's special day, so that they have products they cherish and are proud of to hang on their walls for years to come.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Many of my couples are outgoing, laid back, adventurous/outdoorsy, and friendly. They value the work I do and even if they start out as strangers, we leave the day as friends.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
My advice is to find a photographer that has a style you love. If you desire photographs that are colorful, bright, whimsical and bold, I'm your gal! However, if you prefer photos that have a matte finish, are very bright and airy, or are darker/moodier than my style, that's okay! You deserve photos that you love, no matter who takes them.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
One of the most important things to remember when hiring a wedding photographer is that quality matters, especially on such an important day. Photographs (and videos) are what you'll have for years to come to remember your day by. Be sure to look for someone who adores your vision for the big day and will capture it in a way you'll love to look back on.