Frequently asked questions
What should the customer know about your sessions?
More than just pictures, it's an experience. I have many options and styles, my portrait sessions start at $169 depending on the service you're looking for. I like to personalize each session, my session guides will help us focus on what best fits your needs. We will work together to find the perfect session and capture the best of you.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I’d love to start out with a personal consultation and introduce myself. A quick meeting before the shoot allows us to get to know each other, learn likes & dislikes, talk through details, options and answers those questions before the photo day. During the shoot, we have fun! Depending on the session, I’ll give a little “pre-touching” to the selected proofs and post them in a private online album You choose your favorites and I finish them then work with you on the final products (Prints, files, albums, etc.).
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a Certified Professional Master Photographer through The Professional Photographers of America (PPA). I also graduated with a degree in fine arts and photography. I have over 20 years experience photographing all ranges of people & situations. I am knowledgeable in studio as well as outdoor, natural lighting as well as artificial light. I have also trained and mentored many other photographers throughout the country.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I’ve been photographing since high school. I enjoy getting to know people during a shoot. Each person is different, therefore each shoot is never the same. I feel there is beauty in everyone, even if they don’t believe it. That’s why I do what I do.
What types of customers have you worked with?
All kinds! I’ve photographed all ages & genders. I don’t mind photographing kids, but I do prefer working with adults. I feel I can communicate better and bring the personalities out more.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look for experience. I truly believe “You get what you pay for.” I know that may make me sound expensive, but I’ve seen other “photographers” who buy a decent camera and don’t take the time to educate themselves in their craft. They literally make people look bad, bring a good industry down, all for a quick buck.
However, my business mantra is based off the "Golden Rule", if I were in your shoes, how would I want to be treated. I believe this is key in business as well as portraiture, if you are treated good and feel comfortable, you will look comfortable. And it's just good practice in all aspects of life these days!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I’d would ask myself “Why do I want a photo session” “Where will I use this image?” “What do I want my image to say?” If I can answer that and be able to have the photographer understand that, the rest should be easy-breezy! Never choose based solely on price.