- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Professional photographers, like me, price our work based on the cost of doing business, not just the equipment/insurance/our own bills, but charging enough that this is our ONLY job- rather than a side hustle or beer money- Taking the photo is the culmination of years of experience- knowing light- composition - and having the gear- but it is the smallest component of what we do- making sure clients can and want to find us, making sure our work stands far above what clients believe their phones so magically with filters- and editing late into the night to make your pictures not only worth a thousand words, but be a part of your families history- adorning the walls of your grandkids with that picture from the beach- or the first dance- or even the graduation picture. Knowing how to get all that done running our own home and business, all without being in a full or part time job to supplement our incomes- that is what makes up my pricing
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
talking- i’m a very good photographer, but i’m a terrible mind reader, there is no better indicator or success than a good plan- understanding expectations, logistics and having a plan B for when things don’t go as planned, is the most important part of my process with every client
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I went back to school for photography after years of taking picture- with my previous job and life experiences I, like other photographers over 40, have developed a knack for how people behave and react and that “on the job training” tends to be more than a little helpful in every photography situation