This blog was meant for last week, but because of life's events, I moved this to this week.
I recently read a blog by respected photographer Skip Cohen about whether you were a committed photographer or an involved photographer. It made me think. And the points that were made, struck a cord with me.
Involved photographers get the job done, they are average at best, do not go the extra mile, think only about the next shoot and the money they are bringing in, and most importantly, have stopped striving to improve.
I'm aware very much that I'm committed. Committed to the art of photography; committed to my clients; committed to learning. I get so excited to meet new clients and hear their stories. I start picturing in my mind lighting and posing ideas. I start to think about how do I tell my clients' stories so that everyone will feel who they are. I listen to what my clients want and desire
I'm constantly learning; I believe that continuing education is vital to my art form. I attend numerous workshops each year, both near and far. I'm always reaching out to photographers who's work I admire to ask, "how did you do that?" Annually, I watch numerous webinars and videos to insure that my clients are always getting the best work imaginable.
When you're looking to hire a photographer, whether it's for a family portrait or a wedding, ask yourself, is your photographer committed? Are they striving to give you more? Do they believe continuing education is important? And most important do they make you feel as though your sitting or event is the most important thing to them? If not, contact us. You will LOVE the experience!