I have been seriously at this photography thing for several years now, and decided I needed to come up with a mission statement of what I am about and what I want to provide to clients. It took me several months to think about it and to actually put pen to paper and to develop it exactly how I feel; finally I wrote it out; so here it is:
“I aspire through my photography to empower my clients to look and feel incredible, to create beautiful images, and to build lasting relationships with those who step in front of my camera.”
I feel this statement really epitomizes who I am as a human and what I want to portray as a photographer. I realize I will not get every client who inquires about my services and I’m ok with that, because it only means they were not the client for me. My style is easy going, yet in control of my environment and can handle the most stressful of situations. I know how to make people feel comfortable around me and in doing so I get the responses I’m looking for through my lens. My belief is you reap what you sow and if you are comfortable, your client(s) will be as well.
You have to genuinely love people and they have to feel this about you to be completely comfortable. I see beauty in each of my clients (male & female) and I get so excited when I know I have taken beautiful images.
I’ve seen photographers take on projects they should have never jumped into, because either they have not developed enough skills or the right attitude or they simply are not aware of what it takes to provide great customer service to the client. I have actually seen client bashing and that is unacceptable to me. My clients are incredible and I love each and every one of them. I treat them with respect and give them more than they expected. I know what it takes to be in front of a camera, it’s not easy because you expose your entire self to the world. The photographer’s job is to capture the beauty that is truly you. Be it bride, groom, families, or individual portrait; male or female.
To those I have had the privilege of photographing, thank you and to those who have yet stepped before my camera, I look forward to meeting you and thank you for trusting me enough to show the world your beauty.