To Nerdy Girl

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SonyaM - June 11

I just wanted to start a new thread as the other one had started out so differently. Anyhoo, wanted to say that your website is AWESOME and so is your work. I also love photography although I haven't done it in so long all of the new technology is intimidating. I wish you lived near me so you could take some pictures of my boys.

 

Nerdy Girl - June 12

Thanks Sonya... That is so sweet! I have not officially joined the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) yet, but you can look on their website to find a good photographer in your area. Those photographers are required to meet a certain level of professionalism, so you would get a good one. Where are you? I actually do know of a few photographers in Florida and Texas that I can highly recommend. If you like photographer and want to learn more, there are probably some different photography clubs or societies in your area to join and start to learn and network. That's what I did.

 

SonyaM - June 12

I didn't know about the PPA, I will check that out. I actually had a BAD experience with a professional photographer when I had my maternity pictures made for my first son. She was not upfront about her fees and expectations eventhough I specifically asked for something in writing ahead of time, like a pricelist etc. She ended up having a $300.00 minimum purchase in addition to the $80.00 sitting fee for the pictures. She also would not let me take the proofs home to review. I ended up with over $300.00 worth of maternity photos that I didn't need just to be able to get the few I wanted. (How many pictures of yourself pregnant do you really need. It wasn't like I wanted to pa__s out wallets of me pregnant!!!!) Anyway, I am in San Antonio Texas and I am hoping to use a photographer that my neighbor has used. He is in the air force and does this on the side with his wife and I have seen his work. He is awesome. He will also go ANYWHERE you want to go so that might produce some neat photos. If you know of any others in San Antonio, let me know.

 

Nerdy Girl - June 12

I know a few people in Texas, but I am not sure how close they are to San Antonio. I arranged to have Mike Scalf come speak at one of the local Chicago organizations last year. He spoke about the psychology of childrens photography and was a really nice guy. Check out www.mikescalf.com. The other people I know are a husband & wife team, Scott and Tem Juarez. They have a really funky unusual approach to their pictures, which you can see on their website. They mainly do weddings, but are trying to expand their portfolio into more families and kids. They are two of the nicest people I have met in a long time. www.scottandtemphotography.com If either of these people work out for you, tell them that Jessie from the CPPA (Chicagoland Professional Photographers a__sociation) referred you.

 

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