I hope they catch that guy in Boston. Shutting the city down is killing local businesses.
Questions to ask when interviewing a wedding photographer.
1. How may years of experience do you have?( Oh....You just got started?)
2. Do you use pro level equipment?(Not something from Best Buy.)
3. Do you carry back-ups of everything?(Hope nothing breaks.)
4. Do you have insurance?(Don't trip.)
5. Do you have a vendors license?(We all hate to pay taxes but they can shut you down if you don't.)
6. Do you use professional printing and processing(Not Walmart.)
7. Do you create professional albums(Not Walmart.)
8. Are you familiar with my venues?(Where is that place?)
9. Do you have an office and studio?(Not your basement or garage.)
10. Is this your full time job?(I might not show up if I have to work.)
11. How long have you been in business?(Is experience a good thing?)
12. Do you back-up all your files?(What do you mean you computer crashed?)
13. Are you interested in listening to my ideas?(Don't bother me!)
14. Do you have samples of complete weddings to see?(Not just a few 4x6 prints.)
These are just a few of the questions that are important to me. The industry is full of wanna be's. Just because a person has a good camera does not mean they know how to properly use it. I wish I had a nickle for every time I have had someone tell me about their son, daughter of friend that is "so passionate" or "has a great eye" or "just got a good camera". Anyone can buy a camera or like to take pictures. Unless you have great people skills, are organized and have a desire to excel, you have no business presenting yourself as a wedding photographer! I recently exhibited at a bridal show and I had not heard of any of the 5 other photographers. Will they do a good job for you?.....I don't know. Seemed like nice people.
Sorry for the rant.....Just gotta let it out every once in a while.
The Northeast Wedding Connection is starting to come together. This is a group of dedicated wedding pros looking to help make your wedding date wonderful and help you save some cash in the process. More info to follow.
If you want to talk about any of these things...Give me a call......330-724-8225.
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