- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
It’s always great whenever possible to have a conversation with a new client to get to know them, they’re personality, and goals for their shoot. Finding common ground and sharing ideas are great ways to help remove tension/nervousness leading up to a shoot. I like to have fun and keep the mood light during my shoots so getting a lot of the details and processed discussed beforehand helps to ensure that once the session day arrives everyone is relaxed and ready to have a good time!!
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
My career background is sales and I've always loved working with people plus I've always been a creative which is unfortunately something a sales job rarely give you the opportunity to show so but photography is something I had done for years to satisfy my creative need. After spending 17 years in sales I decided to start my own business that would allow me to work with people as well as be creative. Thus my photo career was born!!
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I think it can be easy to over simplify the process of realizing your photographic vision so it’s always a good idea to express your vision and get an understanding by having a professional explain what may be required to realize that vision. Never hesitate to ask as many questions as necessary to feel comfortable. Viewing a photographers portfolio and its diversity is also important. A good knowledge of natural as well as supplemental lighting may be key for your shoots success.