What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am definitely always researching classes in my area so that I can delve even deeper into my passion for photography :)
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have always loved taking pictures, but I had never thought about doing it as a profession until we found out we were moving to Hawaii and I could not resist using the perfect backdrop! My best friend and I were talking and we really both love photography, so we went out and got the same camera and we have both been doing photography every since! We share ideas, locations, prop ideas. It's a lot of fun!
What types of customers have you worked with?
Maternity, newborn, family, and child portraits.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I have loved each and every family that I have worked with, but I have to say I am particularly proud of my newborn shoots. I think I have really found my passion in maternity and newborn photography!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
PICK ME! PICK ME! LOL!
But in all seriousness, each photographer has their own style, so make sure you look through their portfolio and make sure that the type that they do is what you are looking for. For instance, there are people that do more traditional type portraits. I prefer to be more artistic and do a lot of artsy type editing. So it just depends on what you are looking for. But always check the photographers work and make sure that they specialize in the type of photos you want so that you are not disappointed with the outcome.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That a lot of work goes into what I do. The time to prepare for the shoot, the time taking the photos, and especially the time spent editing them. It is really hard when I am getting emails every few hours asking if I am done with their pictures or if I have finished any new ones. I understand that it is exciting, as I have been on that side of the camera many times, but a lot o f the times when I get those emails I am in the process of doing an edit, and I have to stop to read and reply to those emails. So it is important to be patient with your photographer. If they are taking a while, it just means that they are putting that much more effort into their work for your :)