Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Meet with your wedding photographer in person. Things can look great on paper, and you can seem to click via email, but you won't get a true sense of who they are as a photographer until you meet them in person.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. One thing I want all my customers to know, is that price isn't everything. I know it is nature to seek out a 'bargain,' but these are your memories! Photographs are one thing that will last a lifetime, and can be passed on and on. Your Coach purse will fall apart, that steak dinner will be long gone, but your photographs and the memories you made taking them will last forever.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. It is definitely important to look at examples and find out your photographer's style, just to make sure you are both on the same page.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I really focus on the client experience. Portraits should be fun and special!
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love capturing the moment. Smiles, laughs, and even the tantrums of the terrible twos! Every special moment in life is worth remembering :)
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Most common question, other than price, is 'how many photographs do you take?'
I think as customers, we want to feel like we are getting a LOT for our money, which is definitely understandable. However, quality is definitely better than quantity, in my book. I would rather have one or two stunning photographs of my child, than 50 blurry, goofy-faced, unspectacular photographs.
So, the answer is, I take as many as are needed :) I don't promise a set amount, because if Susie isn't cooperative, we'll have a lot less to choose from! But the ones we do have to choose from, will be my very best.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Making great photographs is more than just a point and click. It takes time, experience, and did I say time?