What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My rate is usually anywhere from $75-$150 per hour but that all depends on how many people, what you want from the shoot (disc, online links, or physical prints) and the time frame we will be shooting. I am very budget friendly so more often than not, this is an estimate :)
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I read alot about new technology and new forms of photography. Also love getting educated on lenses, lighting and new ideas too!
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've always believed I had an eye or knack for photography. Took a few classes in high school and college to learn the specifics and technicalities of the trade and since then, have been hooked! I've added my own twist, touches and feel to the table.
What types of customers have you worked with?
My most common shoots are portrait and themed shoots. Lately, a lot more weddings :)
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A maternity shoot! Amazing couple and energy. Had a great time and even snuck in a few of the couple with "its a girl" props. Had so much fun!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Research, research , research! There may or may not be someone better or worse than me but patience pays off once you find the EXACT thing you came online to find! I do work with your budget, needs and location...don't worry about silly questions, I can answer them all :)
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That it does take longer then usual sometimes to deliver your product. Also I can not "just add in a random background", all the time. My photography packages do include editing on all the photographs but its small and light editing that doesn't require to much time, as apposed to the usual requests that would be more of a photoshop request.