46 years in business
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He is very precise. Also, he was good keeping our son occupied and focused. We have had all of our family portraits with Mr. Givens and recommend him highly.Nov 16, 2016
Great photographer, he was able to put my teenager at ease and get her to smile. He's been in business for decades and does quality work. Great value, product and guy!Nov 9, 2016
Richard Givens has been doing photography work for our family for almost thirty years. He is a very talented photographer and his final product is excellent. We have been so pleased with his work that we paid him to accompany us to Hawaii to photograph our son and daughter-in-law's wedding. Fantastic! See photo.Nov 7, 2016
REAL Photographers are a dying breed. Anyone can take a picture these days but rarer are the artists that can reproduce beauty or enhance it through the magic of photography. This is exactly what Givens Photography has done for my daughter! My picky daughter LOVES them! The pictures came out beautiful and all of our friends and family are now being referred to Mr. Givens at Givens Photography!Nov 7, 2016
Given's Photography did amazing job for my son's senior pictures. Why I prefer to use my local photographer verse the big chain photography companies. When utilizing Given's photography my son was not referred to as a number and he was allowed options of what he wanted out of his Senior portraits . We were so happy to not to receive some cookie cutter pose and the quality is bar none. Mr. Givens was professional, timely, and personable. The pictures speak for themselves. My son enjoyed the session and said Mr. Givens was absolute hoot and he thought he would dread the session but he made it fun! The pictures captured my son perfectly, and I appreciate the prompt delivery and the ease of doing business with Givens photography. I get compliments on the pictures and ask often who did I use. You can see the difference in the pictures and you wont ever need another photographer. Thanks for capturing my son's senior year !Nov 2, 2016
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We have a unique way of pricing. There is no charge for the session or how many people there are in the photograph. Thus It makes it much easier for the customer. And we have a price list for High school seniors & families. Five by sevens are 35.00 & 8x10''s are 40 each. That includes all artwork & retouching. Graduation portraits are sold in package prices starting at 79.00 for 2 -5x7 & 4- 4x5's. Includes retouching & artwork. Additionally, everything is negotiable in order to meet the customers needs. We will meet your needs so that it is fair to all concerned.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Talking on the phone at first about they want an indoor or outdoor or combination of both. We then discuss clothing. That is an extremely important aspect of the photography work, when its a portrait. Timing for outdoors is the other important aspect. Because, lighting & time of day are important to the results. I also mention that all work is 100% guaranteed, no questions asked. And if you change your mind after the work is delivered, meaning you wish you would have selected a different photograph? We allow you to do that at no charge. It gives the customer a trues stress free decision. Doing that for customers has served us well
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have actually done photography work for a living as photographer in the Military since I was 19. I also worked for a studio that specialized in high school senior portrait work. Along with, photographing dances, underclass & activity photographs for the yearbook. I started the business at Mather AFB & have not looked back since. I also was the official photographer for Folsom ,Cordova, Woodland & Rio Americano for over 15 years. In addition, I have photographed a 700 -800 weddings .I Prior to the above I attended brooks institute of photography in Santa Barbara ,Ca.