Frequently Asked Questions
How long have you been working in photography?
I was privileged enough to go to a nationally ranked art academy from 7th grade until my senior year of High School. This means I was exposed to every kind of art form you can think of. I did everything from theatre to painting, but while most arts came and went, I studied camerawork for every single year.
As far as professionally speaking, I have had years of experience working in a professional studio, then moving to a road team photographing sporting events. Soon after I was given the opportunity to work as a full time in-house catalog photographer shooting products of all shapes and sizes for a major wholesaler, as well as editing and printing their catalog, where I currently work to this day.
All that long winded answer is to say, simply, I have a lot of experience. But that doesn't mean I'll ever stop learning.
Will I receive every image you take?
The short answer is no! Nobody wants the test shots, the random shots of the ground, the blinking and half-blinking photographs, the ugly face shots, the blurred images, and that list goes on and on.
While I take hundreds if not thousands of photos depending on what I am photographing, I hand pick the very best. I would expect any photographer to do the same for me! In the end, you'll get the cream of the crop, the best of the best, and every photo will be as beautiful as you imagined.
Do you hold on to the images after the job is done?
Yes, of course! All images are posted to an online album with the option for a password as an added security feature. The images are left up on the albums for a minimum of 6 months.
However, I personally back-up and store the photos and videos for a maximum of 12 months so that if anything happens, you can always message me for the shots once more!
It is advised that you back-up your own photos before those 12 months as storage becomes scarce during the busy seasons and I cannot guarantee that the photos or videos will remain after those 12 months.
What would you say is your style?
I would say that my images are an photo-journalistic, they are subtly edited, and dynamic. I plan every shot, I think about the angles, the backgrounds, picking the right model and much more. I love to hone my craft.
How do we book you?
Simple! You take a look at my gallery, my pricing page, and make sure that I'm a good fit. Once that's done you can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can fill out the form just above this FAQ sheet!
Once I receive the email, expect a call and/or email! We will discuss any pressing questions, and then set up a time or place to meet for coffee, dinner, paintball, whatever you would like, and that's where we will get into the details and make sure that we are a good fit for each other.
My number one goal is ensuring that the bookng process is as painless as possible.
What if something happens to you before the delivery date?
Unless I'm dying, chances are I'll be there. I might hire an extra person to be safe, but it takes a lot to brign this guy down.
With that said, life happens. If there's an accident, injury, or anything of that nature, I have other wonderful photographer and cinematographers that I would call. I will always put my clients first and if for some reason I can't be there, you'll have a photographer just as capable on that day to finish the job.
How long until images are delivered?
Images take anywhere from 2-4 weeks. I have a faster turn-around than a lot of photographers because I don't sleep (just kidding).
I love the moment I can deliver the product and if I'm being honest, I love the "omg these are amazing" texts followed by the one hundred hearts and smiling face emojis.
These are the moments I live for, and they are why I do what I do. So for me, I'm going to get those images to you as soon as possible and it is usually much sooner than expected. Yes, go ahead and say it, I'm amazing.
Do you offer both photo and video services?
Yes! I have spent half my life collecting gear, buying new equipment, and studying my craft. I offer both photo and video services to my clients which is quite simply the best thing ever for clients. Why?
I deliver the best of both worlds. It's the perks of being a photographer with a film degree and passion for both.
So to answer your question, yes I do both photo and video, and while it's more expensive, it's worth it. Trust me.
Are video products delivered just as quickly as photos?
While you can expect photos within a month, editing video is a whole other monster. There are hours and hours of footage that has to be gone through, placed in proper order, music that needs to be licensed, color-grading, editing, rendering, and much much more!
Because of that, video is just one of those products that will take a little longer. You can expect a finished video product within 2-3 weeks, but don't worry! It's worth it in the end.
Do we HAVE to sign a contract to book you?
Yes! I would hope that you never pay someone without receiving a contract that outlines the exact package you are paying for.
I do not do business if there is not an exchange of contracts. I also do not accept a cell-phone photo of a signed contract if the signature and all pages are not clearly visible.
The reason for this is not only to protect me, but also my clients! I want to make sure you know exactly what you're getting and what to expect from me. I am a professional, and I want all parties protected and everyone's mind at ease so we can focus on what really matters, YOU!
What are your prices?
If you have questions on pricing, take a look at our work to make sure we are a right fit for you and your brand. If you like what you see, then send us a message! We will work hard to tailor a price that fits your budget and needs!
If you STILL have questions after that, let's set up a time to meet. You get free coffee and all those questions answered. Or we can always do the technology thing and talk over Skype or Facetime or Zoom, or whatever is easiest for you!
We're here to make your life easier.
What sets you apart from other photographers?
I can't stress this enough, but my clients are my number 1.
I work tirelessly, always looking for the best way to please my clients. I go way above and beyond for you and I don't know how else to put it other than, I mean that.
I was raised with the belief that if I'm going to do something, I should master it. I have a dedication to my craft that you honestly don't find in most photographers. For some this is a job, a gig, a day. For me? It's my life and it's my
You may find cheaper, you may find more expensive, but you won't find anyone that cares like I do.
What did you do as a catalog product photographer?
I worked tirelessly photographing hundreds of products. I would hand stage each and every shot, build each set, and after weeks of back breaking and exhausting work I would then sit down for the long and hard part, editing and compiling the catalog.
I would spend weeks creating each page from scratch, puzzling the items together like one large jigsaw. In the end my catalogs were distribted around the world for buyers to see what the company that hired me had to offer.