What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
SIMPLE pricing! Budget or Premium....
$199 for 1rst hour (budget wedding package) $100 for each additonal hour....(or $50 for addional 1/2 hour) includes copyright release! I shoot hundreds of images you get them all! I download them to a USB flash drive at the end...hand it to you loaded with images with a copyright release!
Premium wedding package, 2 hour minimum, $449 for 2 hours, $599 for 3 hours, $749 for 4 hour package, each pakcage includes 40 4x6 prints per hour hired in a wedding album(so 4 hours +160 print album!), (3) 8x10 enlargements, (48) 2x3 wallets, images processed in photoshop cs2, creative effects to some images, B&W duplicates of ALL images, online webgallery for one year, (4) DVDs of images hi-res (duplicate DVDs) (1) CD of the B&W versions...copyright release (print your own!)
I bring portable studio lighting to all my shoots!
I shoot Canon professional 5D and lenses, 36 meg image files (you can print poster size!)
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was told by many many people duing my years as a mechanic to become a photographer, I had won numerous awards at photo shows and had sold many enlargements to co-workers and at craft malls....(nature art photography) then when taking college course on computer graphic arts for a degree, I ran into some professional photographers that needed an assistant....I learned the business end of photography from them...plus valuable other skills such as lighting, and moved on to my own business a year and a half later ...that was back in 1997
What types of customers have you worked with?
Currently weddings and events.....in the past I did conventions and architectural photography for major casinos, high end realty & clients worldwide
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
It was a couple that had just gotten married, he stated his new bride only likes maybye 10% of the photos that she is ever in, and that I would have my work cut out for me...lol.....we spent 2 hours along the Las Vegas strip at various locations, different background and poses....when we were done (budget wedding) I downloaded the images and gave them thier hi-res copy on USB flash drive, the next day the client texted me stating that I had done the impossible and that his wife liked 90% of the photos!!!! now that's a good day for me as they were VERY pleased and I exceeded thier expectations by 9x :-)