What types of customers have you worked with?
My photography mostly includes people. From newborns, weddings, high school seniors and so on. I have a very documentary stylistic approach, that is very artsy-fartsy & candid. Most of my clients hire me every few years.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A direct reference from a friend or college is always best.
Websites like Yelp or Facebook Pages are also indicative to how often they post updates and also gives you a chance to read other client positive reviews. Craigslist is NOT a place to find a legitimate long standing professional. Sure, some are posting on CL, but why take a chance?