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Summary

Creative and dedicated photographer with 10 years of experience in freelance and professional studio settings. Skilled in lighting techniques, designing sets and photo editing. Trained new photographers and recognized as a mentor to new graduates entering the field. Refined procedures at photo studio to streamline busy appointment days to allow for more clients and better efficiency which resulted in a 20% sales increase. Photography recognition in September 2015 for Photo of the Month in PhotoPro
Magazine.

Education
St. Helena University,
Bachelor or Arts in Digital Photography
Graduated - May 2008
Westwood University,
Westwood University
Graduated - May 2006
Employment History
Western LTD
Studio Photographer  June 2012- Present 2018
  • Capture images for wedding parties, families, senior photos, corporate headshots, fashion portfolios and pets.
  • Formulated a new plan for appointment setting using our website to streamline schedules and allow the client more flexibility in reservations
  • Create a fun and stress-free environment for the photo subject(s) including infant and child photo shoots
  • Perform photo editing including color correction, lighting and shadows with the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
  • Effective communication with clients and businesses to ensure customer satisfaction and maximize repeat clients
  • Maintain and organize all equipment used for shoots, purchase of new equipment when needed within budget
Northern LTD
Freelance Photographer  June 2008 - June 2012
  • Independent Contractor photography assignments for local newspaper, live concerts and social / community events
  • Arranged meetings with client to determine nature of photography requested, draw up contract and devise plan for photo shoot or event
  • Timely editing and delivery of photos, either by mail, in person or via computer
  • Collaborated with make-up artists, stylists and journalists on shoots to deliver the most organized service to the client
  • Operated a variety of camera from digital and standard film to carry out shoots per client’s preference
  • Maintained positive rapport with the Austin Gazette as their lead photographer for shooting news and musical event photos
Hobbies & Interests
  • Music and social events in community
  • Volunteer at annual 5K marathon
  • Advocate for American Cancer Society
  • Fundraiser planning and events
Professional Skills
Adobe Creative Cloud Suite with an emphasis in Photoshop and Lightroom:Expert
Expert in color correction and retouching/restoration:Expert
Extensive training in lighting, shadowing and utilization of space:Advanced
Skilled in videography as well with 1080HP shoots:Advanced
Excellent personal communication abilities:Expert
References
Excellent personal communication abilities
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