What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing fluctuates according to supply and demand. During slower winter months, prices can be a little more affordable.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to get to know the couple as people first, because if we have different visions, we may not work. I like to sit down either at my home, or at a Coffee Shop and get to know each other, decide what the couple's expectations are and make sure they're in line with what I actually DO. From there, I custom build each package to each client so it gives them exactly what they want and nothing more, nothing less.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I went to school for Business with a minor in Marketing, that is what I always thought I would do. I find that I use those skills EVERY day in my work. Other than a couple photography classes in High School I am 100% self taught in what I currently do. I am constantly learning, and perfecting my art, always trying to get better.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've always had a hobby of making videos for family and friends. I was at a wedding for my wise's cousin with a new camera, and didn't want to get in the Photographer's way, so I decided to shoot video instead. I pieced it together and everyone really loved it. I amazed myself! I started doing weddings for free or very little money. Once I was confident that I could do a great job, I jumped in with both feet and haven't looked back!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I work with all types of clients, from beautiful backyard weddings, to million dollar weddings. I've worked with politicians, professional basketball players, etc.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I got to work with an amazing couple to shoot an Adoption video for them. It was so near and dear to my heart since all 3 of my own kids are adopted. I really enjoyed spending time with them and getting to know them, and piecing together a moving video for them in their quest to adopt more children. I would LOVE to do more of those!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
The most important part of booking is finding someone that you love. You need to love the work they'll do for you, but more so you need to LOVE them as a person. After all, you're going to be working with them all day on the most important day of your life.