Renae DuHaime Photography
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
Photography is my passion. I love art in every form, but photography has always interested me the most, ever since I was a little kid. I'm also a big people person, and photography is just one outlet for getting to meet all different types of people. I tried to think of more "sensible" career choices, such as engineering (I'm good at math) or architecture (which ties in a bit more art in addition to math), but I found them all to be too boring, and realized that photography is what I have always loved to do, so why not make a career out of it?
- What types of customers have you worked with?
Relatively low-key weddings. Some in churches, and some outdoors, but most where the couple is laid-back and fun.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When looking to hire a photographer, first and foremost, ask them what kind of equipment they have and what picture size they shoot in. If they don't have a flash separate from the one built into their camera, don't hire them. The pictures taken with the built-in flash will look washed out and harsh. Also ask them how many megapixels their camera has. Mine is 10 megapixels, which is fine for shooting in most situations. If their camera has around 8 or fewer megapixels, the photographs might not be the best quality, especially blown up. Finally, make sure you sign a contract with them guaranteeing that you will get the photographs in a certain amount of time and also stating that you can be refunded if the photographs are not of the quality that was promised to you (for example, if the photographer told you the photographs would all be at least 1880 by 2816 pixels, and the photographs they gave you were all 600 by 800, if you don't have a contract, there's not much you can do about that broken promise).