Are you trained? What experience do you have?
Yes. After I decided that I wanted photography as another career, I enrolled into an 8 month certificate program at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. I figured if I was going to charge people for my work then I should at least know what I was doing behind the camera. It was a brilliant education. Once I graduated I then started working freelance and have been doing so for the last 5 years. I shoot Portraiture/Headshots, Model Portfolios, Editorial/Lifestyle, Production Stills, Weddings/Events, Cityscapes/Landscapes, Animals, my own personal art, and also have been dipping into the film aspects of my camera. I am continually evolving with every shoot I have and love exploring new realms. You never stop learning!
What equipment do you use?
I use my trusty Canon 5D Mark 2 and assorted L lenses.
What is your photographic style?
I would say that I have a more photojournalistic style. I like to capture people in real moments and emotions. That being said, a little coaching does help.
Why do you prefer natural light?
I find it to be the best source of light. Especially for headshots and portraits.
What are your rates? What do you charge?
If you click on the “Rates” section in the top menu of this website, then it should give you all the information you need to know. If you have any further questions, please feel free to send me a message or give me a call.
Do you or would you travel?
Yes. I have photographed gigs throughout the country. I also have a passport and would be willing travel anywhere throughout the world. Obviously, the price would be varied depending on how long I would be needed and where I would be going.
What do I get for a session with you?
For everything I shoot, I give all digital copies to the client. They can do whatever they would like with the images for personal and promotional use only. With weddings and events I provide different packages regarding what you would receive along with the digital copies. If interested, ask for details.
Do you have a Hair/Make-Up Artist?
I normally don’t use one, but can get one to come in if needed. I like my clients to do their own hair and makeup. I think, if they are actors, that it’s important for them to recreate the look in the headshot/portrait when they go in for the audition/interview.
What should I do to prepare for the session?
When you decide to work with me, I will send you an email of things to help prepare for our shoot together. It will give you all the information you need to know.
What is the “turn around”? When I can see the images?
For portrait/headshot sessions I try to put the images up on my proofing website that evening or within a day or two of the shoot. For weddings the average turn around is 2 months. I try to get the images up as soon as I can and will tell you what to expect after we have our session together.
When do I have to pay?
Everything has to be squared away before or on the day of the shoot. A deposit has to be taken in regards to weddings and events.
What happens if the weather is bad on the day of the shoot?
Cloudy is great for photography! However, if it is raining then we would have to reschedule the shoot to another day that works best for both of us. This will ensure we get the pictures we need to get.
Do you offer discounts/ gift certificates?
Yes, I do. Be on the look out.
Is there a specific print lab that you like/ use?
I use Bayphoto. It’s a print lab out of San Francisco and I really like the work they put out. If you’re looking to get headshots done, then I recommend Reproductions. They have labs both in LA and NY. Argentum in LA is also a place I would recommend for headshots.
Do you sell prints of your work?
Yes. Ask for details if interested.