Ruffled Feathers Events & Photography

Lake Zurich, IL

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I am attentive to what you are looking for. Adaptable to your needs and will get you the photos YOU are looking for no matter what!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Being able to be a part of a day/time/event that means so much to someone else. I feel honored that I am able to help them remember it. I love the energy that revolves around times like this, the 'high' you get, the love you feel, the excitement and emotion are literally addicting to me. Seeing peoples reactions when they see their pictures is one of the most satisfying things that I could ever think about doing. Being able to push myself to learn new things and not being held back by anything is an exciting feeling that I love!

Location

Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Years in business

6

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

1

Reviews

2 Reviews
  • Dory O. Jun 3, 2016
    Portrait Photography (Custom)
    Verified Review
    Kathryn was on-time, kind, offered suggestions and was quick! She was exactly what we needed with a 2 year old. The pics turned out beautifully.
  • Lauren F. Sep 9, 2011
    Kathryn was an extremely easy and friendly person to work with. We took some pictures in downtown Chicago and the weather could not have been uglier! But we stuck it out and Kathryn was able to turn a negative into a positive. Some of our favorite shots were taken after the rain started when she found new places to shoot and incorporated the umbrella and other creative elements to get some awesome shots!
  • Dory O. Jun 3, 2016
    Portrait Photography (Custom)
    Verified Review
    Kathryn was on-time, kind, offered suggestions and was quick! She was exactly what we needed with a 2 year old. The pics turned out beautifully.
  • Lauren F. Sep 9, 2011
    Kathryn was an extremely easy and friendly person to work with. We took some pictures in downtown Chicago and the weather could not have been uglier! But we stuck it out and Kathryn was able to turn a negative into a positive. Some of our favorite shots were taken after the rain started when she found new places to shoot and incorporated the umbrella and other creative elements to get some awesome shots!

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Of Course! It is so important to look at what other people are doing as well as stay on top of what is happening in the field technically. Being in a tech-heavy field, in which things change to quickly you have to know what it going on. I follow numerous bridal blogs as well as photography blogs, to see what those that are the best in this field are doing. It helps me keep my finger on the pulse of trends and to always be collecting new ideas to use in my own work.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
My pricing is simple. Which makes it complicated for this business. Usually photographers have these crazy price packages, which either include a bunch of stuff you don't want, or are way to expensive. or you will run into having to choose a la carte in you don't like their packages and that will end up blowing your budget, too. I'm simple. What is your budget? Ok... now what are you looking to get for that? Ok... now let's make that work. Pricing, packaging, budgeting, done.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I generally work with people who are looking for something out of the ordinary. Someone who isn't afraid to be different and have fun. I work with all types of people in all different situations. I like to try to make great photography available to everyone, not just those who have tons of money to spend on their special day. Just because you don't have tons of money doesn't make that day any less special to you or your loved ones, you should have memories to match!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Anyone can buy a camera, but not everyone is a photographer. It takes an eye first of all, but thats not all of it. You have to be, just as with any artist, strong enough to put your work out there for people to pick apart ad judge with every little detail and bit. You have to be able to take that, and that takes a lot of guts and courage. I don't know if people always realize how much photographers judge themselves to prepare for the world to look at their work and tell them what they think. Talk about building character! Be a photographer!