What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I have a introductory rate of $75 on location, one hour session fee for the time and talent of the photographer. And than print prices
I have great referral programs
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Absolutely! If I stop learning from others I would not be in this business.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have loved art since I can remember and I loved taking photos capturing moments in my life. After college I was in a high pressure career and after the birth of my daughter, some unexpected things, I quite my job to stay home with her. I continued to take pictures and was asked by many people if I would take photos of them so I thought, of course....photographer
What types of customers have you worked with?
Children, babies, families, senior graduates, weddings, events
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I just have to say that after each session, I LOVE the photos and they quickly become my favorite. Than on to the next. I will still go back to my favorites for each session.
Recently I shot a newborn that was only about 6 days old. She was squishy and beautiful. A perfect little bundle....
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Really look at a photographers portfolio. There are a lot of photographers that do the standard poses, the standard color, black & white, sepia ect.
Than there are the photographers that create art. Photographs that are spectacular to look at. Photographs that make you feel as if you were there. Photographs that take your breadth away.
Remember, Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so what is beautiful to you may not be to someone else. Choose the style you like, not a style because it is safe.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That it takes years to create a style and a personality through photography.