What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
full day wedding documentation begins at $3500.00
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I hold a BFA in photojournalism from the University of Southern Indiana and a Masters of Fine Arts in Fine Art Photography from the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Photography, specifically documentary photography has been a life long passion beginning in my early childhood years when I'd pour through the pages of my grandfather's National Geographic Magazines.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I am most commonly commissioned to document weddings here in the US and abroad, but I also photograph products, food, fashion, travel, and stock photography.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Find a photographer whose work you connect with emotionally and whose price range doesn't blow your budget. Most importantly, make sure to hire the photographer with the most winning personality - I tell my clients that it's a bit like selecting someone for your wedding party. You want to work with someone you can easily see getting along with you, your wedding party, your family and your guests!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Prospective clients need to look not only for imagery that resonates with them on an emotional level but they need to seek seasoned, educated and experienced photographers. Choosing a career wedding photographer who has formal education and a degree to their credit as well as a wealth of industrial experience should take precedence over choosing a budget photographer who pursues their wedding photography business on the weekend while having no education and no real industrial experience to their credit. This day and age anyone can and does (often) consider themselves a professional photographer, so be sure to make sure you make education and work experience part of your criteria when choosing and entrusting a wedding pro with your wedding photography.