John Lacy Photography

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.
  • Jefferson J.

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    John's experience in the construction industry helped us to secure the best possible imagery for the client. Will hire again.

    Nov 13, 2017Verified
  • Stacy G.

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    John was professional and detailed. He did an outstanding job in a very short time frame. The pictures are beautiful. We look forward to working with him again in the future.

    Aug 25, 2016Verified

About this pro

We employ both a creative approach to make engaging images that draw in the viewer but also a analytical side that asks "what is the goal of this image". It's not enough to make a pretty picture is also needs to serve a specific function. Most photographers are very "right brained" and look for what "feels right". We do that too, but then we ask "why does this work (or not work)" and take it the next step to offer a complete solution for your goals.

Years in business

31

Times hired on Thumbtack

6

Number of employees

2
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Photos and Videos

30 photos and 2 videos

    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      We don't have preset "packages" at set prices. All of our work is completely custom. The customer drives the process by describing their goals, their ideas, their experience and their preferences and taste. Once I fully understand the objective I can use my experience and creativity to offer a range of solutions. These solutions may be scaled by cost. The buyer should always make a business model for an expense to be sure it is profitable, either in the short term or in the long for that business. I offer my clients a complete written "hard" quote before beginning any project. The quote includes all work, fees, expenses, rights and any additional options. If some elements are to be determined later (additional retouching, prints or display murals, DVDs or other media) those expenses and options are always discussed at the beginning of the project. My goal is to deliver a top shelf product and in doing so present the customer with a clearly superior value.
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      The process starts with understanding the customer's full scope of goals for the project. I want the photos I make to not only look amazing, but to me all of the marketing goals in their intended use. Who the audience is and what are the priorities are important so I understand what the focus is for a given project. I need to know if there are specific deadlines, if we will need to obtain permission to access a property, if we need to arrange for additional staff like models, assistants, a pilot, etc. or if we will need to be flexible to work around the weather or other factors. I like to shoot to a layout so we can design the photos to lead the eye, but we can also shoot with the intent of designing on the backend as well. If the deliverables need to conform to any specs such as file size, image orientation, color space, etc. it's best to know that early in the project. If the client has a specific budget or target cost we can review options that scale both up and down as needed to keep costs contained. Some additional thoughts on cost: I don't bid low end jobs (
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      In the old days (I'm in my early 50's) it was enough to learn the basics in school, perhaps mentor under an expert for a while and then practice your craft doing new work. Today it's all changed. The pace of technological change requires not only frequent updates to both camera and computer equipment but it also requires ongoing training and staying in touch with our changing culture. To do this I am always upgrading to the newest versions of the software I use. I build on my experience with the previous versions but also utilize online training and make time to experiment and practice using the new and improved tools. Like wise I am in touch with the culture on a technical level as well as staying up to date on what is important to people. In addition I also tend to be an early adopter of many of these trends so I can better understand them and how they may or may not become part of the "big picture". Embracing change makes you better adapted to respond to change. There's no hiding from it so why not participate in it fully?

    Business hours

    Eastern Time Zone
    Sunday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Monday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Wednesday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Thursday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Friday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Coverage Area for John Lacy Photography is about 50+ miles of Lake Orion, MI.