What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Along with reading the trade publications I also shoot personal projects that peak my interest in a particular topic or subject. I also shoot as often as I can, experimenting with modes, settings, equipment, lighting, etc. to stay in practice. And I attend seminars when I can, traveling a few hours in any direction for some of the top speakers in the industry.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started taking pictures in grade school Happily, our local Boy's Club had a darkroom and a wonderful engineer from Grumman volunteered to run a program for us. We had a great time! Thank you Harry Roslund!!
From there I set up a home darkroom and then continued enjoying my passion.
I've now done weddings, models, performers, schools, dance groups and performances, sports, pets, family and children's portraits, catalog and fine art photography.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That experience and vision contribute to beautiful wedding photography! It takes years of hard work and practice to become an experience photographer.
Sadly there are many amateur and well intentioned people out there with "nice cameras" that have tarnished the reputations of practicing professionals like ourselves.