Today’s Mingle is with Adam R. Owens of Perfection Photography, enjoy!
*Describe your photography style: Relaxed Casual & Fun! I spend a lot of time with my clients, from the engagement session to the bridal session etc. I always hope that by the end of the wedding day my “clients” consider us to be friends. I do not advertise in magazines at all. For me it seems that my best referrals are from previous weddings I have shot. My new “friends” are the best advertising around!
*What are your work hours?
I usually start editing my weddings on a Monday & try to have them uploaded to Pictage by Wednesday or Thursday. It is so important to get your images online quickly. The Bride & Groom love to see them while the emotions are so fresh & new. It thrills me when I am contacted by the bride & groom, who have just viewed their photographs while they are still on their honeymoon.
*What is your favorite thing about Pictage?
I love the products that are offered & my clients do as well. My clients always seem to be amazed at how many different things I can offer them. P3 rocks too!*What lens could you not live without?
I must add two! My Nikon 28-70mm 2.8 & my Nikon 180mm 2.8. Both are extremely sharp. I love the bokeh that the 180 produces, the images seem to just pop off the paper.
*How long have you been a photographer?
I have been a photographer for over ten years, but I have only been up and running as a business for four. I started taking pictures as a “ZAP guy” in college. I took candid shots at many of the different sorority & fraternity socials, and as they say, the rest is history.
*What was your very first job?
I was a bag boy for a local Food World. Great fun! Ha!
*Most listened to song on your ipod?
Right now I would have to say it would be Here Is What Is by Daniel Lanois. I saw him perform on the Craig Ferguson Show one night and thought he had a really interesting sound.
*What is a goal for 2008?
One goal is to increase my bookings by 25%.
*What is one thing we don’t know about you?
I was diagnosed with Ganglioneuroblastoma (a cancerous tumor in my stomach). I went through around fifteen different operations from the age of three until the age of 14. I am now 100% cancer free!
*Who inspires you?
David Jay. I love his attitude. He is so concerned about sharing his knowledge with everyone. Second would be Millie Holloman. I hung out with her at the first Partner Con. She is great! I have loved seeing her business grow so much over the last three years. Her happy spirit is so addicting.
*What blog do you stalk?
Gizmodo (I love gadgets)!
*If you had a tagline, what would it be?
Any words of wisdom to share… Always be looking for ways to better your photography skills. I think that the Partner Con. is so beneficial to all of us photographers. It is so enjoyable to listen and see how other photographers utilize different software, marketing strategies and Pictage to make their business & life run smoother.