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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I have a range of fees depending on the nature of the shoot and whether you come to me or I come to you. All my pricing is fixed fee and unless there are unique circumstances or expenses, it includes all travel, set up, photo shoot, break down, photo edits, touch up, and digital delivery, including print ready formats if needed. There are no hidden costs or up sells. My clients have informed me that my pricing is more than reasonable and highly competitive. I also routinely discount from those fees, subject to a model release form, that allows me use of the final photos, generally for display on my website.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Every client and situation is unique. That is especially true for outdoor, on location, concept shoots, shoots with multiple individuals, or other photo shoots where any number of elements are outside of our full control. However, all my photo shoots have the following characteristics: 1. There is a comprehensive plan. There will be advance consensus on what we are going to do, where and when we are going to do it, and the expected results from our activities. 2. We are going to take a lot of photos, I repeat, a lot as many as we want, need, have time for, the energy for, or the light for and we are going to have fun doing it! 3. There will be a lot of photo results. A typical individual portrait shoot will generate no less than 15, and as many as 50 or more, final edited and touched up photos depending on how many wardrobe and backdrop changes we make.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been an avid and active student of photography for many many years, initially with 35mm cameras and film, and I still am. Reading books, viewing other artists' works, watching tutorials, attending workshops, and experimenting with those styles and techniques is what I do on a daily basis. Admittedly, my formal education resulted in an accounting degree from the University of North Texas. I also completed some post graduate management studies at Southern Methodist University. But in my defense (Hah!), I have also been a performing musician and majored at various times in art, music, history, philosophy, and psychology. I approach my photography the same way I approached all my efforts in the corporate world: plan it, do it, and do it well!