- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I only charge for the hours that I’m shooting. My overall pricing is very reasonable and is considered in the "average" range. Please feel free to contact me for more details and I'd be happy to help and answer any questions you might have. I’d be happy to help with any questions or ideas you might have regarding your project! I appreciate your time & consideration! I shoot all kinds of events such as birthday parties for adults & kids; bridal showers; baby showers; dinner parties; engagement parties; religious events; baptism; bar mitzvah; reunions; various corporate events like conferences, product launches & trade shows. Feel free to give me a call direct or text! Thanks!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Since I’ve been doing this for over 20 years, I’m very skilled at being a good photography consultant to people. I know what questions to ask a potential customer to elicit what results they are looking to receive. I enjoy giving advice on the best way we can creatively and easily achieve all your photo needs. And happy to respond to any and all of your queries and offer insightful advice. But don’t just take my word for it, here are words from actual customers I’ve already worked with--recommendations from clients which you can read yourself here and at my website too. “Greg is probably the best photographer in Los Angeles. He’s a very talented and a top notch professional. I highly recommend him not only as a photographer, but also as a creative consultant who is attuned to the client’s needs. His sense of composition and lighting is way above the crowd. But don’t take my word for it–a quick glance at his portfolio at LinkedIn or at his website will testify to the high degree of his artistry. The body of work speaks for itself. Fabulous creative shots, and very cost-effective. You are welcome to contact me for details, with questions.” Monica Ballard “Greg is one of the best photographers in the country – I would consider him always.” Allen Spiegler “I have worked with Greg for more than 8 years now. He is extremely dependable, quick and a true master at his craft (photography). I have hired him to do a wide range of events ranging for industry events featuring various Senators and Hollywood celebrities to my son’s third birthday. In all cases, Greg has been the consummate professional. I highly recommend his work and would be more than happy to give anyone who is interested more information.” K. Forrest Beanum “I would not hesitate to hire Gregory again and again. Terrific work.” Harry J Friedman “Greg was spot-on with high profile talent we were working with, right out of the box. John Daly was our talent for a Spot TV shoot and internet video, a ton of material to cover and only a day to do it in. Greg had to shoot around the film crew (PGA Tour Productions) and deliver material for the web and for print. He did it in a totally unobtrusive way and still managed to deliver great material that most shooters would have needed several days to capture and even then wouldn’t have picked up the subtleties Greg lensed. I definitely will use Greg again, particularly when there is talent like John Daly involved.” Fred Page “Greg has an easy-going personality that relaxes people and dissolves the stress of a shoot. He just has a flair for bringing out the natural warmth and personality of people and his sense of humor helps to make the whole experience fun. He has a real gift of making everyone feel comfortable. I’ve also found him to be quite dependable. I first hired Greg back in 2002 and still use those photos because they were exactly what we wanted. Have used him other times since then, most recently this year and once again, he delivered exactly what we were looking for. He knows his stuff!” Patti Langdon “Greg’s work proved to be phenomenal! I was very pleased with every aspect of his work and would hire him again without hesitation for our next photo shoot.” Courtney Vorachek “I have used Greg for photography assignments several times. He is dependable, on-time, listens carefully to our project goals and then can be left on his own to deliver them again and again. Results have always been very good and creative with lots of variety among the shots taken. He also delivers his assignments on time. A number of his photographs have been used in our annual reports.” Marilyn Freemon “I recommend Greg for anyone considering a photographer, no matter the assignment. I’ve used Greg’s services for over 15 years, and for the majority of that time he was the only photographer I used. He is always on time, personable, readily understands the work to be done and completes it in a very timely manner.” Ken Preston “The non-profit I work for has hired Gregory Mancuso to photograph several events which required extraordinary flexibility due to demanding schedules and high profile attendees. Every step of the way Greg’s professional attitude, demeanor, photographic skill enabled him to deliver exactly what the organization was looking for. The photos have been used to promote the organization in online and printed materials. All the feedback we have received about Greg following events has been very positive.” Diane Baldwin There are more reviews you can read at my site and at my Thumbtack reviews section. Please feel free to contact me anytime! I appreciate your consideration. Look forward to working with you.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I received a BA in Photography & Journalism from The Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. Then after graduation I was fortunate enough to be hired as a staff photographer by the Gannett Newspaper Group, the largest newspaper publishing company in the US. I was trained by some of the finest news and lifestyle photographers who were on staff there. Working on daily newspapers in the New York City area provided me a great wealth of experiences & knowledge that was invaluable. I learned how to meet very pressing deadlines & produce striking images under high pressure. I photographed many large events and various celebrities and dignitaries. I’ve been working professionally for over 20 years now. I look forward to enjoying many more years & I appreciate your kind consideration. I look forward to working with you too.