Bella Valentina Photography
- What types of customers have you worked with?
I create beautiful portraits. Brides, Seniors, Families, Children, Couples, Fashion Designers, Musicians, & Women. I focus on each client's needs to deliver what THEY need!
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Research, research, research! Please, ask for referrals! And ask to see prints! With the ease of digital cameras there are 'pro photographers' popping up everywhere! Some can shoot well, and no their way around an editing program, but then have no idea what they're doing when it comes to printing! Have a look at this blog for more information on picking a good photographer! http://amyrophotography.com/blog/how-to-pick-a-good-photographer/
- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
The time that we put in to our art. You can find digital photographers all over the internet offering to shoot a wedding for next to nothing and provide all images on disk. A great photographer puts way too much time in to it to be able to afford doing this. For example, to shoot and edit a wedding involves way more than most people think. A typical wedding shoot starts with 6-9 hours of shooting, many times requiring us to pay a second shooter to ensure none of the important moments are missed. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. After that can mean 4-6 weeks of full time editing to perfect all of the images, album design time, etc. There is SO much time involved in doing things right! I implore you to research before your big day!