What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Typically brides contact me via email. Afterwards we setup an in-person meeting to discuss the wedding plans and make sure we are a good fit for each other. We also start planning the engagement session, if it is included with their package. I try to photograph engagements within 1-2 months of booking the wedding, ideally 6-9 months before your wedding date.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have over 4 years of on-hand training photographing individuals, couples, families, children and weddings. I have assisted several professional wedding photographers as a second shooter. I have taken multiple on-line education courses from multiple Photography Education resources. I am currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Professional Photography as well as multiple Professional Certifications.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
My all-inclusive wedding packages begin at $2600.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've always had a love for weddings. At one point when I was younger, I thought I might pursue a career as a wedding planner. It wasn't until after my children were born that I found a deep passion and talent for photography.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Research. It is always worth more money to get better service and products. Be sure the professional you're hiring can actually provide what they are selling. This means in-person meetings and lots of contact. You should hear from your professionals several times before the big day.