- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I do have a standard pricing that I adhere to for basic services. It consists of $75 per hour of photography. This includes the editing of the images and the online gallery. Prints start at $4 for a 4x5 and go up through $10 for an 8x10 and we have a huge selection of products for the client to choose from.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I typically like to talk to the customer over the phone first to make sure we will be able to work together and I am capable of providing what they are looking for. I then like to meet in person either for coffee or at the studio to go over the requirements and ideas and answer any specific questions for them before the day of the shoot. A shoot typically lasts about 2 hours for a portrait session at the studio. I then edit all of the images I find to be acceptable and put the images in an online gallery, password protected for the client. We then meet again at the studio to go over the images they have chosen and get prints create whether they are paper 4x5 prints, or 30x40 canvas prints to hang over the fireplace.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been working in Photography longer than digital has been around. I also have a certificate from New York Institute of Photography. I am always learning new techniques and trying to work with new people to learn the way others work and incorporating that knowledge into my craft. I keep up with the latest products and equipment in photography and am always working on the newest software for photo editing.