I often get emails for aspiring photographers with questions about my photography or equipment.  So, I've decided to answer the most commonly asked questions here:


1. What camera do you use?

I have 2 Nikon D700s (Thomas and I call them our babies.  TWINS! :D)

I also have a Canon G11 (point and shoot, but it shoots RAW) with the underwater case.  That one's fun to play with!




2. What is your favorite lens?

Hands down the 70-200mm f/2.8.  I shoot 90% of all portraits and weddings with this lens.  I also have the 14-24mm f/2.8, 24-70 f/2.8, 85mm f/1.4, 50mm 1.8, 105mm macro, and a backup 70-200mm f/2.8.




3. Other equipment?

I have 5 Nikon SB-900s, 1 Sb-800, 1 Sb-700, pocket wizards for 4 of the flashes, and several lightstands and reflectors.


4. How did you learn photoshop?

This one is really a trick question.  I learned Photoshop through online tutorial videos.  But I rarely use Photoshop.  I do 98% of all my editing in Adobe Lightroom.  And I learned the basics of Lightroom from Scott Jarvie several years ago.


5. How long have you been a photographer?

I got my first camera, a Nikon D40, almost 4 years ago.  I shot my first wedding a year after that.  And I was working full time about 4 months after that.  I didn't start making any profit until about 2 years ago.  It all was invested back in the business until then.


6. How do you get clients?

Great question.  I have done 5 bridal shows, a little bit of Facebook advertising, contests and giveaways, a LOT of social networking.  The rest comes from referrals - friends, past clients, other wedding vendors.


Feel free to email me or comment on this post if you have other questions, I'll try to answer all of them!