What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I do have a standard price list but remain flexible and will do a custom quote based on the work desired. Price wise, I would say that I am about in the middle of the road. I am not inexpensive but offer a excellent value for the quality of work that I accomplish.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
First, I like to have a consultation with any new customer to determine his or her needs. This especially important for bridal and wedding customers in order to see that their needs and expectations are met.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I remain active with Texas Professional Photographers Association and Professional Photographers Association of America and attend their educational events both locally and nationally as time allows. Texas School of Professional Photography is one of my favorite continuing educational events.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Interest in photography began with me began around twelve years of age when I developed my first roll of film and made my first print. My first published print appeared in the Richardson Daily News in the early sixties.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have done a fair amount of commercial photography, have done work with many brides and photographed many weddings along with action and sports photography.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I've supported Plano Senior High's Men's Wildcat Soccer program for a number of years and when they needed assistance with a new web presence this year, I designed a new web site for them. The link for this site is available from their Facebook page.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask about experience and ask to see finished work (wedding albums, prints, etc), determine style to determine if he or she fits your needs and ask for references.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Give some thought on what you want from your photographer before interviewing. If you are a wedding customer, talk with some of your friends to see what they liked or disliked about their photographer.