What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Every photographer is going to have a different pricing system. I customize all my packages from the ground up to tailor the needs and wants of my brides. I try and make it as simple as possible that way all my brides know exactly what they are getting with their packages with no surprises.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Absolutely. I attend a few photography conferences every year to learn about the latest trends and equipment.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Wedding, Boudoir & Travel Photography. That's what I focus on. I do them all because they compliment each other. A destination wedding with a boudoir session in the package is my trifecta. :)
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Before hiring a photographer you hire a personality. Make sure that you first hire a photographer because you like him/her and that you click together. Then hire him/her for their photography. It's important because if you like your photographer they will be able to bring out the best in you and that will always show up in your photography.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That it is an art but an art that takes time and discipline. Anyone can buy a camera and shoot some images but being able to capture an event as important as a wedding takes an eye and planning. You have to look at the big picture and look down the road so that when you have a finished product it's one that your couple will cherish for the rest of their time together.