- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Shoot me a text or message me for my current rates!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
For weddings, we schedule a consultation either in person or over FaceTime/Skype. Details are straightened out and we make sure everyone's on the same page. From there, we move forward with a down payment and a signed contract to secure the date in my calendar. I'll send over a list of "key songs" to go over (bridal walk, first dance, etc.) and we can talk about song requests for the reception. I'll answer any questions as we move forward, and we'll touch base one more time about a month away from the big day. I'll go over the itinerary and mentally plan out the day. On the day of, I'll show up about an hour and a half beforehand to make sure all equipment is set up on time. I'll play music before and when guests arrive, and I'll get all "key songs" cued up as the ceremony begins. After the ceremony, announcements can be made to help direct guests, and the transition to dinner / cocktail hour will begin. From here, music will play as guests settle in, and the bridal party will be welcomed along with the Bride and Groom. Dinner usually starts, and toasts will commence after everyone has eaten. I'll be guiding everyone through the process, and then we'll start the reception with special dances. The dance floor will open up, and that's when I'll be DJing for the remainder of the night. I'll MC throughout, and we won't forget to do bouquet / garter tosses (if that's on the itinerary). We'll wrap everything up with the final send off, and I'll pack up all of the equipment. Final payment can be made a few days after the wedding, and we can touch base one last time.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I'm a self-taught DJ through experience and a lot of practice. When I was younger, I was collecting all different genres of music. I also grew up playing the drums. My rhythm from drumming and my love for music prepared me in the best possible way for my current career. When I finally picked out my first set of turntables, I was really able to dive into the technical work and practice as much as humanly possible. When I got the basics down, I started to play live and learned a lot about reading crowd and finding pacing. I felt I was improving with every new event, and as I continued to practice the rest is history!