What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Heather is constantly attending workshops, reading magazines and forums for the latest and greatest. She also believes it is more fun to be the leader.. Heather constantly brainstorming ways to stay ahead of trends and other Photographers. Currently Heather is speaking at regional photographic organizations on a variety of topics including the importance of wedding albums and how to 'green' your business.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
MP charges a flat rate for up to 8 hours of Saturday wedding coverage. Albums and other heirlooms are all additional and are purchased at a later time.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Heather was working in a photo lab, processing other 'professional' photographer's work and thinking... "I owe it to the industry to do this!" So many 'professional' photographers have no idea about the basics of photography. It is amazing.
What types of customers have you worked with?
McKay's Photography primarily services weddings. MP does keep in touch with all past clients and frequently photographs their growing families. There is also the occasional corporate event or fun lifestyle shoot as well.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Please look for BASIC skill level: light in the eyes, no cropping at a bendable body part, variety of lenses and lighting techniques, focus is tight on action. Then, find someone you adore personally. This is a long term commitment.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Weddings are a unique tradition and there is so much more to my job than just taking pretty pictures. I juggle family dynamics and personalities as well as the intense demands of running a business. Knowing my photographic equipment inside and out is the LEAST of my job. Whomever you hire, please hire a professional.