What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Emailing first always seems to work, then a phone call. Meeting in person to go over details and for the client to see album samples is ideal. The engagement session is the perfect time to see how I shoot and how the wedding day will go as well. I will then touch base with my clients a month before to receive the checklist of photos the couple wants captured the day of the wedding. I keep in constant contact with the couple leading up to the day. I want them to feel comfortable with me and feel confident with me and my work.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and am constantly learning to make sure I am doing my best. I also attend conferences and have completed the course in professional photography from the New York Institute of Photography. I am currently working on getting my CPP from PPA as well.
I do have a degree in Equine Management from Michigan State. I have been around horses most of my life and feel comfortable around them. My favorite sessions are the ones with horses.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Pricing starts at $2000.00, if this falls within your budget, I would love to talk more about your big day!
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I love meeting new people and I love capturing life as it happens.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Senior Portraits, Family Portraits, Engagement photos, Weddings, boudoir
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I put together a styled wedding shoot at Round Lake Vineyard in Minnesota. It started out as a vintage lake theme and turned into a small business shoot, and I loved it! All of the vendors I worked with are small businesses and are exceptional at what they do. It was an amazing day and I LOVE the images and relationships we made. It took a two months to put it all together and it was well worth it.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Don't look for the "deal" look for quality. You can't get that day back and you want to make sure that it is captured the way YOU want it.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I like to talk, :-) I will share anything you want to know. I think it is important to have a good relationship with your photographer.