Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Portraiting, Event Coverage, Affordable Weddings, Food Photography, and PARTIES!
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. How long in the Industry? How many Cameras to they bring to your Event/Portraiting session? Do prices include post production and if so, how mush touch ups are down on images? Do You like your camera more than People?
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Photography: The Art of Light.
How to use the right lighting and placement of people.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I am Extremely Charismatic! Fun to work with to make your sitting very enjoyable. I will get the best Portraits for you!
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I Love People! I Love Art! So, I Love to create Art with People!
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Why Should I pay you your rates? You pay for experience and vision of the professional you work with in all trades. Tow Truck to show up; $75, Plumber to show up $85, Mechanic to check out; $1,000,000...
point is that You pay for what you get. I am very reasonable because I look for Long Term Relationships with my clients. Their "Family Photographer" per say. Their Company Photographer. (Not just a Quick $)
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. While working for a publication OCPC in Orange County, I was asked to photograph a significant person but not told who. I arrived to the Home and was told by Secret Service to follow them because I was the Only Photographer allowed to be at this event. Thinking the Governor or a Celebrity will be showing up...? To my surprise, I was selected to Photograph, then, Senator Hillary Clinton. What an Honor to be chosen to cover and photograph this great night.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. You select a photographer for THEIR Vision. We all have it. Some more than others. That is why Professional Photographers are still needed today; For our Vision.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. While in Military in 1985, I couldn't stop taking photos of Scenes in Alaska and people I worked with. I loved the artistic side that it brought out of me that I didn't realize I had. Kept my expensive hobby, Film Photography, going because I enjoyed it so much. I was then told in 1998, You should be paid for your Vision.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Know your strength and your weakness. Enjoy People. Be ready to travel at any moment; local or international. Finally, are your batteries always charged? I use Coffee.