What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
The prices reflect over 10 years of study and work also buying the best professional equipment.
What is your typical process of working with a new customer?
It's critical to understand what the customer is wanting or expecting from the photo shoot, and also to understand which photography products they are waiting for less than a week or two. Once that is accomplished, I find that making some connection on a personal level helps to break the ice and provide a comfortable working environment for everyone. I prefer to meet with my clients prior to a scheduled shoot when this is possible but will settle for a phone call if necessary, depending on the project.
What education and training do you have that relates to your work?
I have studied under world famous photographer and teacher Elanor Kaufman out of Beverly Hills. She has redefined the commercial headshot with her unique style and skills, and I have based my working style on decades of learning and being out on the field for hundreds of photo shoots. My education comprises of experience, workshops from world-class instructors helping me to provide a product that most other local photographers are just not capable of delivering.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Actors, models, hair stylists, athletes, magazine publications, and families
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Please understand that there is a sea of photography professionals out there, and many of them are good, but some of them are not. Study their work before you decide and know that the adage usually holds true: you get what you pay for. There are a lot of costs associated with legitimate professional photography from high-end equipment, to assistants, to permits. Good luck out there!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Ask if the photographer has experience in your specific area of photographic need (headshots, beauty, boudoir and modeling photography). If yes, how many shots in the last three months of this type has he or she performed? Can they produce a few sample shots from those recent shoots? Unfortunately, there are a lot of so called professional photographers do not provide quality work. Since, photography is an art and highly subjective in many ways, it is sometimes hard to spot these issues until it is too late. Have a friend or two review sample photography with you before you make your hiring decision.