Massa Photography & Graphics

Henrico, VA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

My work stands out because of its superior quality and my time and dedication to my clients. I put my best foot forward with every client. I always make sure that my work meets my clients needs.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I get to meet new people, capture happy moments, use the skills that I am best at. Most of all though I love to see the clients smile when looking at the photos and images that they wanted. Its the Memories.

Location

Henrico, VA 23228

Times hired on Thumbtack

1

Reviews

2 Reviews
  • Henry C. Jan 18, 2011
    The logos that you designed for my restaurant are out of this world. The photos you took of the food and drinks where stellar. He was professional and good mannered. He was on time and took as little time as he could to do his job while we where still getting everything ready for opening. I will use Massa Photography again when I have need of his services.
  • Sandra B. Jan 18, 2011
    James of Massa Photography Shot my wedding in October of 2010. His photos where out of this world. I couldn't believe how great they came out. The Images went so far above what was on his website. Since then I have had him shoot my Oldest daughters senior Portraits and a special set for my new husband. My husband is also talking to him about doing some graphic designs for the Church Choir that he belongs to that does specialty concerts. James is talented and friendly. He is always on time and will make sure you are happy and comfortable before his work is done.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am constantly reading up on new shooting styles and learning new ways of editing photos. I read multiple photographic journals with discussions on new equipment. I am now part of a product test group, that tests and reviews new equipment. This allows me to branch out and photograph new types of things I wouldn't do. I am active on a lot of forums where there is a free exchange of experiences, stories and ideas. When ever we meet you can always expect something new and interesting.
What types of customers have you worked with?
My most common type of Jobs are for weddings and families. I do more weddings than anything else but I do Senior Portraits, New Born, Maternity, Modeling Portraits, as well as commercial and stock photography.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
In my profession, there are quite a few ideas about status. Oh this person must be better because the have better equipment, or this person has more equipment. My favorite misconception is that people look at one photographer over another because they look more "hip more now". The truth about my job is that the camera only matters to certain point. The industry makes a lot of money off of photographers trying to show a certain status. We dress certain ways and a lot of us have that aloof air about us to try and maintain that image. I personally believe my knowledge and strive to always produce the best images is what really matters. I am going to always dress appropriate for the venue. That being said though I am going to dress comfortably and make sure I can get the shots I need to get for you. Photography inst all about equipment, if you look at one of, if not the best, landscape and nature photographers of all time Ansel Adams. He used older equipment, even at his time, but knew how to use it. I am the same way, the camera does not make me a photographer. I make the camera make the photos I want.