My clients hire me because they love my work and enjoy working with me. Here's a bit more information about me and my business:
How long have you been doing photography?
I've been doing this for more than 15 years — and love it.
Are there any hidden fees?
Nope. I keep my fees simple so you don't have to make a million choices when the photos are ready. I shoot the photos, and you get all the best images.
Do I have to pick and choose which photos I want to buy?
No, I include ALL the best high resolution digital images in your fee. No surprises.
Can I order prints through you?
Absolutely. Prints are high quality, and I inspect each image and do post production adjustments to make the image as impressive as possible. Click here for a price list.
What's your philosophy about taking pictures?
I care about getting the most interesting, exciting, joyous and heartwarming photos possible, and I believe it shows in my work. I am constantly on the lookout for when people smile. I want you to feel like you were there — even if you weren't. Some of the images might even surprise you.
What other photography experience do you have?
I've been a photo editor, and I am a creative director. I've also exhibited my photography, and have my work on iStockphoto.com. My work has been published in New York Times bestsellers, on HuffingtonPost.com, and other outlets.
What equipment do you use?
I use a great camera and lenses: Nikon D750, and various lenses and flash equipment.
What are you like to work with?
I'm professional, arrive early, and communicate with you so there are no surprises.
A little more about me:
I'm also a creative director. I've led graphics departments at marketing firms, publishing houses and entertainment companies doing graphic design, photography and illustration.
I give back to the community. I volunteer in a number of ways, including performing guitar for patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for the last 10 years, leading a Cub Scout pack for four years, and awarded the Founders Day award at my son's school.
I teach software programs such as Photoshop and InDesign (at New Roads High School, Harvard-Westlake, and various adult education companies), and I'm a published author (Huffington Post, Price Stern Sloan).
Let me know if you have any questions. I'm here to help.
— Rick Penn-Kraus