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So happy we had Colleen and team at our event. Her performance pictures and family pictures turned out great. She came to our event even though we were located two hours away. Our attendees were delighted to have someone on hand to take and print professional photos on the spot. I hope we hire her again at our next big event.Dec 24, 2014Verified
She was a pleasure to work with. Very patient and knowledgeable. Will definitely use her again.Nov 17, 2014VerifiedColleen B.'s reply
Thank you, Nadia! I have my calendar marked for the first week of November 2015!
i love herNov 22, 2014Verified
She took some family pictures of us at the Battlefield and they turned out great! Took time to go to different spots to get what we wanted. Great pictures of whole family.Dec 22, 2014
The photos of my stepdaughter were yellow looking. So none of her photos turned out good unless we wanted to print in black-and-white. And then only a handful were okay. They were taken at a dance recital and the pictures were rushed. Was hoping for better because we were needing family photos done.Nov 23, 2014Colleen B.'s reply
Tabitha, if you were unhappy I wish you had just called me. Yes, unfornutely the pictures were rushed, and the dancers were tired. I was asked to do this shoot a mere 2 days before, so I had no help. I mailed you 99 original unedited photos and a release to do with them as you want, on a 8gb flash drive mailed to you for $20, so I made nothing. I delivered digital images, not prints. If the photos appeared yellow, edit them using white balance, lighten, or by making photo cooler would help. You had requested your order rushed due to upcoming gifts that you were making, so yours went out first. I remember you saying that you are a photographer as well, surely you understand I cannot be held responsible for how, or who makes your prints. I appreciate your review, but I was hoping for constructive reviews, ways I can improve my service, not things that are beyond my control. You can call me or msg me on Facebook and I can help you edit the photos so they are more pleasing to you, and I can recommend a couple very good labs for prints. Colleen bird Cbirdsphotos
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pricing is pretty simple, you only pay for what you order and receive. I print the photos on the spot and usually charge a flat $10 a page. If you don't like your photo, I don't print it so neither party is out anything.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Member of Kelby online learning and Lynda's online courses for advanced photography and lighting. And adobe Photoshop CS as changes and updates occur.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?Honestly... I've always been the one with the camera in hand. Birthdays, holidays, and then sports as my kids, and nieces and nephews got older. And after a while other parents were asking for copies of photos from a game, which I gladly did, and eventually that turned in to uploading my photos to a free website, then a paid website. And it has continued to take off from there.