What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
STEP 01 It usually starts with an email contact or a phone call. We arrange an appointment to meet and view slideshows, past albums, and portfolios.
STEP 02 We meet and discuss what you would like for your day and pricing.
STEP 03 If hired, we draw up an agreement and send it out to be signed and returned with a deposit to reserve your day.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Bachelor of Fine Arts / University of San Francisco /Academy of Art Coop Program
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
My Shoot and Burn Package is $1,695.00. I do full coverage of your day 8 hours from getting ready to the end of the reception, plus 12 hours of post production, a detailed edit and every image imported into Lightroom for adjustments to every image, photo shop on 25 of the best images. I will give you a flash drive with all rights to you, all high res images 750-900 images photographed, post to an online proofing site called ShootProof, where you have your own Gallery and will be able to download your images to your laptop, Ipad, or mobile device, and have all your guests, family and friends view your wedding day and purchase very affordable prints from this site.
My Custom 1 Package is $2,995.00, this package includes everything in the Shoot & Burn Package plus an album that is 10x10 or 8x12 Photobook Plus Real Leather 18 pages, 80 images photo shopped, cameo cover and emboss, go to zookbinders.com, and it is a high end leather storybook magazine style digitally enhanced photo shop files, it also includes 2 50 image hard cover coffee table style books for your parents, flash drive with all rights to client, all images posted to an online site, (ShootProof.com). A total of 180 images digitally enhanced in Lightroom and Photoshop!
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started shooting photographs in high school and after winning some awards decided to travel to Los Angeles and study Film and Photography, then went to the Academy of Art in San Francisco. I assisted commercial photographers for many years before starting my own wedding photography business in 1999.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Connecticut Wedding Photography
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I traveled to Death Valley, Ca to work on a project I called Life and Death Valley, it documented to people that live and work in the desert national park. I just love the desert light and the colorful characters I had the opportunity to photograph!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I would advice to do your homework on the web, look at reviews from google, the knot, and wedding wire. Also compare the quality of websites, this will separate a professional photographer from a weekend wedding photographer. Compare quality of work with price and do not compromise on price it will be worth it in the images.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Think about your wedding day timeline, style of wedding photography, venue location, and budget for professional services.