What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
All of the images and copy rights (shared with me) are included in the photo package.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I do constant research. Pinterest has been a great source for images. I have also purchased the newest version of Photoshop and push myself to try new techniques.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Back in 8th grade, I had a teacher who told each of my classmates and I to write down our top three things we wanted to be when we grew up. We wrote them down, sealed them in an envelope, and I gave it to my mom.
Much to my surprise, four years later preparing for my high school graduation, my mom pulled out the envelope. I was floored when I opened it to see that the number one thing was a Photographer. I had just gotten my acceptance letter a few months before, for the photography program in Willmar, MN.
Looking back, there wasn't any defining moment that said, "this is who I want to be", but it has always been something I have enjoyed doing. On family vacations, I would always snatch the camera, not letting anyone else touch it!
I think there is something pretty amazing about being able to capture moments in time.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common things I photograph are either weddings or outdoor portraits. I have enjoyed capturing smiles since July 2000. I have mainly worked by word of mouth advertising. Feel free to ask and I will help as best as I can!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I always tell my potential wedding clients to make sure they check out all their options. This is one of the most important days of their lives, and I feel they deserve the best people to work for them, capturing the day as they see fit. I love being a part of their family for the day, but I want them to be 100% satisfied with what they are paying for.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Photographers don't have to be licensed to charge for photo shoots. So, be sure you do your research on your photographers to be certain you will be happy with what you're paying for!