- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I offer my wedding packages in three options: 5 hour for $1000, 8 hour for $1,500 and 12 hour for $2000.Additionally, there may be other fee added to that based on various aspects of the wedding day such as but not limited to: Permits, equipment rental, special liabilities, parking, extra staff, etc. I recommend that a couple interested in learning more about booking me submit to me a basic summary of their wedding day including the various locations. From there I will respond with a bid for my coverage. I always explain upfront any and all expenses associated with my coverage.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
When a couple approaches me with the possibility of shooting their wedding, the first step is to schedule a face to face meeting. This allows me to show a full portfolio of my latest work as well as describe the process of planning and shooting a typical wedding day. This summery answers a majority of the questions a couple has about wedding photography and how I work. Then I turn the conversation on the couple. I ask them to tell me about themselves, where they met, their lives together, etc. From that discussion I can start to figure out how I will customize my coverage to match their style, tastes, and personality. No two couples are the same. I never cover a wedding in the same way. Each wedding day I try to make the unique personalities of the couple come through in the images.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I possess a bachelor's degree in Visual Arts, with a photography concentration from Monmouth College of Liberal Arts. I shot my first wedding in July of 2004 and since then I have covered over 300 events of various different sizes. I have shot in major cities and in rural area. Examples of my work, including full wedding galleries, can be found on my website.