What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
In my field you have to keep up with all the latest trends. Each year I attend many different workshops that are offered in my profession. Sometimes they are local, and other times I travel for the right class.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I would say about 70% of our business now in 2013 and moving forward is wedding photography. Other jobs we cover can be a wide range. I have over 9 years experience in many areas. Children, Families, Seniors, Headshots, Events, Parties, along with just about any type of action sports.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I would say look at their portfolio and see if the work is inline with your style. Next I would say talk to them personally and see if there is a good vibe. Next check over their pricing and what they can offer you and see if that meets your needs. Finally find out how long they have been in business and ask them for referrals.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What I want my customers to know about my profession is this. Our industry has become saturated with many individuals that believe with the right equipment they can capture, manage, pose, deliver the same professional quality as I can. Your memories are worth more then that.