Q: How should I decide which photographer to choose?
A: To select a photographer, you should consider several factors:
  • The photographer's style
  • Your sense of how well you connect with the photographer
  • Cost
You are asking someone to create photographs to capture what may be one of the most important events of your life (in the case of a wedding), or to capture a moment in time of those you love. You need to find a photographer who will provide the type of images that you envision. Also, in the case of portraiture and wedding photography, it is important to connect with the photographer, as this connection will be evident in the pictures of the day. Cost, while certainly important, should not be the primary factor in helping you choose, because cost alone can not ensure you of the results that you deserve.
 
Q: Are you insured?
A: Yes. I carry liability insurance.
 
Q: What's in your camera bag?
A: This question comes up often enough that I'll give a fairly complete answer. I am a Nikon user, so most of my equipment is Nikon brand. So here's a list of the major items in my camera bag:
  • D-700 (2), D-300
  • 50 mm f/1.4
  • 85 mm f/1.4
  • 105 mm f/2.8 macro
  • 12-24 mm f/4 (Tokina)
  • 24-70 mm f/2.8
  • 70-200 mm f/2.8
  • SB-900, SB-800
  • Quantum Trio, Quantum T5DR, Alien Bee B800
 
Q: Are you affiliated with any professional photography organizations?
A: Yes, Professional Photographers of America (PPA).