Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. The most common photography projects for Stephen Michael Photography are weddings and receptions. However, we can also provide senior portraits, family portraits, event photography, fine art prints, and custom printed albums.
Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A. One of the wedding shoots I am most proud of, was a couple I worked with recently named Grant and Emily. Young kids with a lot of faith and a lot of love. Grant was in a wheel chair following 2 years of grueling back surgeries, but Emily stood right by his side as they were married. It was an honor to be involved in their wedding, and the photographs really captured their love.
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. Every photographer has a unique style. Always ask to see examples of their work, to make sure their work is in a style that you find pleasing.
Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
A. Photographing a wedding, if done right, is not a one-day job. A quality photographer will spend time meeting his clients, making arrangements for the shoot, and visiting the venue in advance when possible.
After the wedding, there are many hours of carefully reviewing, sorting, touching up, and culling the photographs. All together, a 10 hour wedding day means 20-30 hours of work if the photographer is doing their job properly. Don't trust anyone who takes all of the photos in .jpg format and gives them to you on a disk the next day.