Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I do a lot of Life Style Photography (people, family & events)
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. Wedding on July 4th 2014, Family shoots from June to September 2014
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Look at a photographers style, and make sure the photographer you pick can produce the results you really want to achieve.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. That shooting high film is better than shooting digital...film can still and will always produce results that digital can't.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. the most important question to ask photographers is why should I choose you?
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. That it might seem expensive but you get what you pay for in photography (you don't take your high end sports car to lube & tube do you?)....I have had more than 10 clients over the last 5 years come back to me saying we wish we would have gone with you instead of who we went with...I want my clients to have the best experience possible.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. What makes my work/photography stand out above the rest is my style and use of lighting.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. the freedom, the creative side, and most of all meeting new people.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. 'How long have you been shooting photography" 15yrs
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. I have many, but shooting Jack Johnson, and Ziggy Marly for two nights at the Shell in Hawaii was amazing!
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. The thing I wish my customers knew about me and my profession is that it takes years to master this craft of photography, and that I love doing what I do.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I got into photography because I was working around a bunch of pro-photographers in 1999 and they told me to pick up my camera and start shooting, and after that I was hooked!
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. A wedding this year on July 4th 2014
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Always looking around me to get fresh ideas
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. the new cameras like the go-pro 4 and others small cameras are providing the everyday person the means to shoot great images.
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. Family from TX came out to Hawaii to shoot with me, it took 3 hrs, cost was $500.00 dollars
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. it is based on a project to project rate but my starting rate is $500 per-day up into the thousands again depending on the client.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Go to school, and practice your craft everyday!
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. My greatest strength is my personality
Q. What are you currently working on improving?
A. Building my brand
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. What do you love about photography? I love being in the moment.