Jerry Chunn Photography
About this pro
25 years in business
30 hires on Thumbtack
Great ideas of where to take pictures and very easy to work with.Jan 9, 2017VerifiedJerry C.'s reply
Thank you, Oscar. I will be available anytime to help you properly frame that wall picture you mentioned. Best wishes on coaching junior varsity baseball this spring. Jerry
Jerry was great! He was very proactive in asking what the bride and grooms wishes were and when it came to the wedding day, he was prompt and very professional. So glad I was able to work with him and the pictures turned out fantastic!Oct 14, 2016VerifiedJerry C.'s reply
Thank you, for your kind words, Jacqueline. I will always remember the beautiful flowery back setting. In spite of rain, we pulled it off.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?One wedding package includes: A DVD of images 8x8 wedding album and/or standard prints, x number of 11by14's, 8x10's, 4x6's, 3x5's, depending upon size of package time spent, travel included and/or an on-line photo gallery x number of perfectly edited images in variety, all copyrights color, custom, sepia, B/W etc. all negotiable and/or adjustable, at a free consultation. Price doesn't need to reflect professionalism. I can provide high quality images for a reasonable price so that everyone has access to beautiful photos of their special day.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?A fresh new customer is typically expecting only the best. I like to spend as much time as possible to get to know them/him/her, what they are after and an artistic expression and/or vision of what they are trying to discover in still photography. The more I get inside their heart and minds, the more I can add new ideas to an experience never to forget. Once we have established trust and a sense of relaxation, then, we can begin the 2 sided process of expression and enjoyment (the photo session). I always take more pictures than expected and shoot from all angles, using lighting techniques (bouncing light to create the right shadows in the light). I can see through the lens what works and how they look their best. Years of mingled experience are the only words I can use, at this point in time. Yes, the photo sessions have, for the most part, worked out to their expectation, like beautiful memories of a lifetime, to display like art. I think I have found a wonderful way to meet people on their level and to feel humbly satisfied after every photo session.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?U tubing is amazing!! Anything and everything under the sun about photography is explained in detail. I'm constantly reading blogs, updating equipment and communicating with the industry professionals. My more intense learning days were with the company, traveling 3 states, working 7 days a week, 24/7, always communicating/learning with the other photographers per phone(company paid for our phone, meals, lodging, gas mileage etc.)marketing, shooting and sleeping in between. Now, it's about doing what I'm best at and enjoy the most. I have a viable bachelors degree, but that's another story. Photography caught me off guard..and, no, I don't regret it. Here's some picture tips: Be a master at composition and light manipulation, take the flash off the camera, use a slave flash, experiment, use angles and create shadows, practice practice practice, master aperture and depth of field, shoot bugs w a 100 meter macro lens, textures, fence posts with fungus, eye balls, pictures people aren't taking, focus on froth of a beer bottle, old people, etc.. How do you find a needle in a haystack?... burn it! No pot potpourri or pretty photos, less is more, homeless people,,,sad and gritty photos. the world is a Greek tragedy.,,draw the viewer into the photo, do black and whites, pics worth framing. Use a wide angle lens, lay on your back and shoot up with a fish eye lens, always shoot early and late...daylight is anti Christ...it's all about the light.