- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I charge $150/hour for Events, $200/hour for Weddings and $250 for an hour portrait session. With that I will send you all of the best shots which can range between 30-50 edited photos for each hour for Events and Portraits or 50-75 edited photos for each hour for Weddings. Of course these are all customizable and I encourage you to reach out so we can talk more about what you need and how we can make that work with your budget!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
To book your date I’ll just need a $50 deposit sent to my venmo or I can send you an invoice to pay with a debit or credit card. Whichever is easier for you! Then I’ll send you a contract and questionnaire to get to know everyone a little better! For events and weddings I encourage my clients to schedule a phone call with me so we can talk more about what is needed on the big day! After the shoot, it will take me about 2 to 3 weeks to finalize your photos and send them to you. I use Pixieset to deliver my photos which is an online Gallery. If you'd like your photos delivered a different way, please let me know! Additionally, if you would like physical products such as photo books or prints, that is available in the store of the edited gallery I will send you on Pixieset!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I've been a professional photographer for the last three years now although I am not a novice to this craft. I studied video production and film studies all throughout high school in Southern California and college at University of California, Berkeley. The visual arts has always been a huge part of my life and in these last three years I have worked hard to turn this passion into my full-time career. I started and continue doing portrait and live event photography (concerts, birthdays, corporate) because I love capturing people and their stories. After being offered my first second shooter wedding gig in 2021 I realized that weddings are something I'm passionate about as well. Being a part of such a special day and capturing moments that will last a lifetime is an incredible feeling. I love the energy that weddings bring, both fast-paced and monumental. Having a large family such as my own I grew up going to a lot of and being a part of a lot of weddings so I’ve always felt very comfortable in this environment. I also recently got engaged and have been able to experience the business side of weddings which has been an exciting experience. Furthermore, I’ve worked in customer service my whole life from restaurants to large corporate companies. I thoroughly enjoy meeting new people and building relationships which is an important part of owning your own photography business and working in the wedding industry. I know with my experience, I can contribute greatly to your big day!