What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Each job is approached on an individual level and I will do my best to provide the best value for your budget. That being stated, the minimum cost for any job is $200.00. If the client's budget isn't at the very least $200.00, I will likely not consider the job.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Understand all of the client's requirements and have an open dialogue about what I'm capable of, what is within the realm of possibility, and come up with a cost of service based on the gear needed, the time spent (taking photos and editing them in post-production), the distance traveled, and the volume of photos needed.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have an art school education spanning 11 years; a strong understanding of artistic principles and photographic technical skills are what I rely on when shooting images. I have a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and am a graduate of A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. In addition, I'm constantly shooting during my free time and researching methods of image processing in an effort to continue to improve.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Once I took an intro to photography course back in middle school, I have been hooked on it every since.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Parents and small businesses.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Be prepared for questions from the photographer - I personally never assume anything about a job unless I am explicitly invited to use whatever creative freedom I feel in order to get what I consider a "good" image.