Frequently Asked Questions About Photography Services in South Florida
How did you get started in this business?
I was fortunate enough to work with many top New York photographers as an assistant when I first started, back in 1990. Eventually, I was hired full-time by Major Photo Studios and was responsible for the post-production of over 100 weddings per year. In 2004, I finally branched out and opened my own studio that grew from a one-man army to 10 full-time employees. In 2016, I met my now wife in Miami and moved to sunny Florida. Starting over is a humbling experience, but I believe my 30+ years of experience will speak for itself.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Photography is my passion since I was 10 years old. I studied at Brooklyn College, Institute of Fashion and Technology, International Center Of Photography, and took numerous seminars from the world's top photographers, but nothing beats real-world experience. I assisted over 10 photographers and worked for prestigious photo studios in New York for over 10 years prior to starting my own company. However, my education never really stops. I continue taking online seminars to make sure I'm on top of my craft and the latest trends.
What is your typical process for working with a new client?
You get personal attention from the beginning to the end. My business is to make sure that every client is 100% happy with the final product and enjoy the whole experience. I always offer a free consultation to understand my client's vision and offer the best possible recommendation.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The majority of my business is weddings and engagements, but in 30+ years I have photographed everything you can imagine. Portraits, Headshots, Pregnancy, Boudoir, Fashion, Commercial, Product, Food, Real Estate, and more.
Do you offer photo packages?
No job is too big or too small. The price will vary depending on time, location, traveling, equipment, and services you need to successfully photograph your event or project. I offer a free consultation to help understand your vision and to give you a few options for your customized invoice.
What type of payments are accepted?
All types of payments are accepted through the website or cash in person. We use Stripe (Industry Standard Payment Processing System) for credit and debit cards as well as PayPal directly through the website. We also accept Venmo, CashApp, and even Bitcoin.
What do you like photographing most?
Every chance I get to photograph people and capture special moments for them to remember makes my life worth living and also knowing that my creativity will be appreciated in years to come. It is always an emotional experience and I feel blessed to do what I love. However, over the years I had many amazing opportunities to do commercial shoots of products and places. Each one was unique and special in its own way.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?
Every photographer has a style that he/she favors, but at the end of the day, we are here to provide a service that our clients want. Besides quality images in the portfolio, I think that it is important to connect on a personal level, have a conversation, and be comfortable knowing that the photographer understands your vision. Professionalism, Consistency, and Good Reviews from previous clients is a great indicator.
What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?
1. Preferably client should pick a Date, Time, and Location prior to contacting us. We can most definitely give suggestions on location but we have to make sure that we will be available first.
2. Share as many details as possible with your photographer. Chances are we dealt with a similar situation and will be able to give suggestions and navigate you through the process.
3. Tell us what style you prefer. Candid and Natural is a different set up as Traditional. Do you like light images or more dramatic with shadows? I think it's important to communicate your vision to your photographer, prior to the photoshoot, so we are both on the same page.