What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I constantly take courses to improve my craft and challenge my skills. I want to stay fresh and sharp.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
I do all military homecomings and photos free of charge. I have a fixed rate on other projects that varies by the details of the job.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I wanted family photos after my daughter was born. I couldn't find anybody we could afford. Everybody wanted a session fee and then $200 or more for prints. I got no digital images that I could have printed myself. I had to choose a few poses and go with those...who can really choose just a few when it comes to their family? To me, that wasn't pocket change and I didn't get much for my money...it was disheartening to say the least. So I set out to learn from the pros through internships and assisting so I could take pictures of my family. Friends started asking me to take photos for them. One friend led to another and I decided to go for it. I keep my prices well below the going rate so I am affordable to everyone. I give my clients all their images that turn out and I let them choose if they want professional prints or if they want to print themselves elsewhere.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Military homecoming, birth, newborn, engagement, family, seniors and wedding
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Shop around! Make sure you are in love with someone's style of photography and quality of photographs before you hire them. You should love your photographer's work not settle. These are the your moments and you should be proud to show them off not embarrassed.