What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I have standard pricing, all of which is flexible. My business is located on Cape Cod. Spring Summer and Fall weekends are at a premium. You would pay less for the same service in February. I offer coverage as small as 2 hours.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to have the client explain to me their vision for the event. For weddings I send a six page shot list and find out about any special circumstances, like a very small child is involved or someone with a handicap.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
As a member of the Professional Photographers of Cape Cod every monthly meeting features a guest speaker focusing on a different aspect of photography from families to infants, weddings, websites. I'm also a member of Professional Photographers of America and participate in online trainings/
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was a professional actor for 5 years and moved to the other side of the camera.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with a wide variety of clients from an intimate ceremony with just the bride groom and justice of the peace to elaborate formal affairs. I was the event photographer for the Cape Cod and Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinners.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I just completed a recruiting video for the Human Resources Department at Ocean Edge Resort. It took a couple of months but they had to put everything through a committee.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
If you are having an event at a venue ask for vendors that they are familar with. Ask to see samples from complete events. Dont rely on a greatest hits album
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
There are a lot of people with digital cameras that claim to be photographers. I have more than 20 years experience. There are 5,000 photos on my website. My youtube channel as over 200,000 views of more than 600 videos.