Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Weddings are my most common type of job. I love the atmosphere of weddings. Everyone is on cloud nine and the bride and groom are the two most beautiful people in the world.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Start research for the service provider for your event well in advance. Quantity does not necessarily equal quality, neither does high prices equal quality. View the providers work and also call them to see if they are a great personality fit for you and your event. You want someone who is open to your ideas and willing to work to make your event all that you want it to be.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Most photographers are easy going, fun loving people. We are kids at heart and see things beyond the camera.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Buyers should already have a budget for their event. You should have a date, time and location already in mind if not finalized. Photographers normally filled their calendars up months if not years in advance, so view their work and research them ahead of time so that when you call, you can get a feel for their personality to see if it is a good fit. Meet them in person to make sure the in-person personality is the same as the phone personality. Then book them. Just because your date is open today does not mean that it will be open tomorrow.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. My customers are my family. I take every effort to make sure that my customers feel like they are talking with someone they have known all their lives.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love people so therefore I love interacting with people of all different backgrounds, and I have a passion for people and photography.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. That if I did not need a roof over my head and food for my family, I would photograph weddings free everyday.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. Photography has been a childhood love for me from as early as I can remember. I always drove my family and friends crazy taking pictures at every event. My mom saw this passion and made sure I developed it.