About this pro
My work stands out from other people who do what I do because of my level of excellence. I work hard to be original and different. My clients are my TOP priority and I'm not out to make money as #1...my CLIENTS are #1. I work with couples/families who are on a budget and make sure they get everything they are wanting with what they have to work with. The images are what is important to me, and I want to make sure that everyone gets to have them and keep them to look back on forever. My lighting and posing show the PROFESSIONAL level of training I have, versus amateur photography that seems to be so prevalent. I feel as though my work speaks for itself! What I love most about my job is...nothing! (hold on, keep reading!!) It's NOT a job to me!! This is a way of life. A fun and exciting adventure full of meeting new people and making new lifelong friends through clients who hire me. I am in regular contact with my clients and absolutely LOVE hearing what's new in their life, and being there with them as they go through changes to photograph everything for them to hold dear as memories. My FAVORITE part about my "job" is not only meeting the new and wonderful people, but also SHARING their life with them through what I see with my camera. It's an amazing feeling to share an image I have taken with a family, or a child, or a bride and groom and have them instantly laugh, cry, or smile at the captured memory!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?ABSOLUTELY! I travel throughout the United States and regularly attend seminars, conventions, and courses. I also continue education in film class, which keeps me sharp for when I switch back to digital! I take one-on-one training sessions with worldwide well-known professionals and strive to exceed their high standards. I also network and meet local photographers and keep great relationships with them. We discuss different labs, shooting locations, and tips/tricks we've learned along our journey! I feel all of these factors keep me on top of my industry!
- What types of customers have you worked with?The most common photography sessions that I shoot are: EVERYTHING!! Of course one has to be more popular for me than others, so if I HAD to list them, it would go as follows: Couples/Weddings, Boudoir, Children (toddlers and up), Family, Pregnancy, Models/Seniors, Babies, Pets/Animals, Landscapes/Wildlife. whew! I love them all, but as far as what I get booked for, that would probably be the order of most popular. If I had to pick my favorites, that would be extremely hard...but I CAN say that I absolutely LOVE love love working with my Couples, Boudoir, and Toddlers!
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Check the QUALITY of work! Most of the time (with Photography) you really get what you pay for...so be leery about the quality of work you'll receive with photographers who have those "too good to be true" rates...ESPECIALLY with weddings! Check out the lighting and posing; make sure both are appeasing to the eye. Then make sure your photographer is trustworthy and credible (experienced). Nothing scarier than a photographer showing up to photograph a wedding and it be their first or second time. EEK! and lastly, don't be scare to ASK THEM QUESTIONS! That's what they're there for, and an excellent photographer will be able to answer anything you throw at them! :)