I know what you’re probably thinking right now. What are associate photographers? Is this legit? Will I still get the same quality product I see on your website? How cool really areeeee your associates? How do I know if I can trust this?
Well, my friends, this IS legit, you WILL get quality product in return for your money, Lisa and Mariah really ARE cool beans, you CAN trust them, and this page is dedicated to answering all your questions.
This is why I’m doing this. As a lot of you know, my soon-to-be-husband and I are moving to Dubai in August 2019 and we will be living overseas through June 2020. That’s a long time to be out of the states, and the months I’ll be gone are some of my highest booking months. I felt like I was turning so many people down, and it was really hard on me. My wonderful fiancé came up with the idea of hiring some TRUSTED photographers, fully trained by me, to take over the shooting aspect of my business while I live overseas. So here we are!
How does this all work? How do I know I can trust them? I want to be a completely open book about all of this, so that you won’t have any questions or fears. After I announced my search for an Associate Photographer, I got about 35 applications. I interviewed the one’s that stood out to me, specifically looking for someone who had a similar personality to me, someone who had similar views on photography and the purpose in it, someone who loved people deeply, and someone who was very relaxed but very professional and organized. Both Lisa and Mariah stood out to me the moment I talked with them, and so I decided that I would hire both, one in the Black Hills, one in Nebraska. Since hiring them, we have had multiple training sessions where I have taught them literally everything I know. We are currently in the process of having different live sessions where I have them be in charge of the couple/senior/family, and then I direct them and give them tips so that the product they end up with, will be a product I feel represents my brand and reflects the work you see on my website. They are also both shadowing every wedding and elopement, and even some sessions, that I have this summer before I move. I am taking every possible precaution, so that when I move, they feel they have full capability of taking care of the people who want my product.
When you chose to hire either Mariah or Lisa, they will be the one you get to know. Building a relationship is my number one goal, because I believe that is how I can deliver the best possible photos, and so I’m leaving that up to the person you will be seeing and spending your time with. I will be taking of the back end work, and I will always be around if you have questions, but I am leaving you in the hands of the person who is working their butt off to capture the memories of some of the biggest moments of your life. After Lisa or Mariah photographs your wedding or session, I will be the one doing all of the editing, so that the product delivered to you is like what you see on my website.