- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Base Price Estimates: My pricing estimates are based on the services you require. These estimates cover the fundamental aspects of the service I provide. Please note that additional charges may apply for specific requirements or customized services. Travel Fees (50+ miles): For projects located more than 50 miles from my base location, a travel fee will be applied. This fee helps me cover the costs associated with transportation, ensuring that I can reach your venue promptly and reliably. Venue Permits (If Applicable): Some venues may require permits for photography or other services. Any fees associated with obtaining these permits will be passed on to the customer. I recommend checking with your venue to understand their specific requirements. No Discounts: I strive to offer competitive and fair pricing for the quality of service we provide. However, please note that I do not currently offer any discounts. My pricing is reflective of the expertise, equipment, and time invested in ensuring your event is captured with the utmost care and professionalism. I am committed to delivering exceptional service and creating lasting memories for my clients. If you have any questions or concerns about my pricing structure, please feel free to reach out. I look forward to the opportunity to be a part of your journey
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Initial Phone Chat: I value personal connections, so my first step is to schedule a quick phone chat. This gives us the chance to get to know each other, and I can better understand the details of your event, including date, time, and location. During this conversation, we'll discuss your vision for the event. I want to ensure that my services align with your expectations, and I'll provide a clear breakdown of pricing to address any questions you may have. Email Correspondence: Following our phone chat, I'll need your email address for further communication. This allows me to send important documents electronically for your convenience. You can expect to receive the contract, invoice, appointment confirmations, and, of course, the final photos, all through email. This streamlined approach aims to make the entire process as smooth as possible for you. Finalization and Delivery: Once we've finalized the contract and details, we'll move forward with scheduling your photoshoot. I want this process to be stress-free for you, allowing you to focus on enjoying the moment. After the project, I'll dedicate time to curate and edit the photos to meet the highest standards. The final collection will be sent directly to your email, ensuring you receive your memories promptly.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
College Courses at Montgomery College: I've completed relevant college courses at Montgomery College, focusing on photography, graphic design, and Photoshop. These courses have equipped me with a strong foundation in the technical and creative aspects of visual storytelling. Professional Experience Since 2020: I began my professional journey in photography in 2020. This hands-on experience has been invaluable in honing my skills and understanding the nuances of capturing meaningful moments. Every project I undertake contributes to my growth and enhances my ability to deliver high-quality work. Over a Decade of Hospitality and Customer Service Experience at The Ritz-Carlton: Prior to venturing into photography, I accumulated over a decade of experience in hospitality and customer service at The Ritz-Carlton hotel. This tenure equipped me with a deep understanding of client needs, attention to detail, and the importance of providing a seamless and memorable experience. Combining my formal education with practical experience from The Ritz-Carlton, I bring a unique blend of technical expertise and a customer-centric approach to my photography. I understand the significance of capturing not just images but moments that resonate with you.