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Brad Rempel

In the visitors dugout prior to photographing the 2014 All Star Game at Target Field

1) If I’m a web designer, why is this site done in WordPress?

As a custom site designer, I was getting more and more clients asking for a site that they could maintain. Previously I would build and design sites and either the client (needing an HTML editor) or myself would have to edit code to make changes.  WordPress is giving clients the ability to adjust content and edit without having to hire me to make those changes.  WordPress is giving me another option to present to clients.

 

2) Isn’t WordPress free? Why does it cost almost as much as a custom site?

Despite free templates for WordPress, there is still a lot of time involved in setting up a website, customizing, and writing minor bits of code. It all takes time.

 

3) I don’t want the hassle of updating my site, can you do it?

Of course. This is still a service I offer to clients who don’t want to deal with editing their own site or who worry they might ruin their site by making changes.

 

4) I see you photograph professional sports, would you also photograph youth sports?

Absolutely! I can photograph any level you’ll need covered. I can photograph action shots for individuals, teams, and tournaments. Prices for these are listed on Pricing page.

 

5) Do you photograph families or events?

Families – nope! Events – Maybe? Photographing families and events isn’t really my “thing” and although I’d most likely be cheaper then a professional portrait or event photographer, you’re essentially paying me to learn their craft. Spend your money wisely and invest in a professional with a lot of experience, you’ll end up with a better product in the end.

 

6) You’re just taking pictures for an hour or so, why is it so much money?

Clients usually fail to realize the amount of time that goes into photographing an event. Once I photograph a sporting event, I spend hours in post production, cropping, correcting, and selecting the best images only to give the client the best possible product. Cheap photographers are most likely taking your money and learning as they go (see #4). Professionals will give you professional pictures, parents give you pictures that look like a parent took them…which do you want? There’s also the expense of purchasing and maintaining equipment that is insanely expensive. A percentage of my revenue has to go back into the equipment.

If you have any other questions, feel free to send me an e-mail and ask!