What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Every year, I attend educational seminars such as Texas School of Professional Photography to keep my techniques sharp and my ideas new and creative.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Please visit kelliegann.com for detailed product and pricing information.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
After studying 35MM film photography and dark room processing for years, I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Since the first print I developed in Mr. Anderson's photojournalism class as a freshmen in high school, I knew I wanted to be a photographer. I will never forget that unmistakable moment of self-realization when the image I had exposed to the paper was appearing before my eyes in the dektol, like magic. That was the day I discovered my true self. I still have that print. Now I've been a photographer and designer for 11 years, 8 of those years professionally. I've photographed 35 weddings and hundreds of families, children and individuals. It's easy for me to stay motivated in my job, because it feels like more of a passion than a job.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common types of jobs I do for my clients are weddings, engagement and bridal sessions, family and children's portaits. I also do a lot of graduation and fashion/boudoir sessions. I've recently expanded into pet photography and commercial graphics as well.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When looking to hire a professional photographer, it's important to find one who is accredited by Professional Photographers of America. In the United States there are several thousand photographers, but there are only a few hundred individuals who are Certified Professional Photographers (CPPs). Choosing to hire a CPP guarantees that you will be satisfied with the quality of the work. When you only get one shot to make the image, you want someone there who knows exactly what their doing. Avoid amateurs and look for a CPP. That is the most important advice I can give to anyone looking for a photographer.