professional photographer resume example with 4+ years of experience

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Professional Summary
Highly motivated Sales Associate with extensive customer service and sales experience. Outgoing sales professional with track record of driving increased sales, improving buying experience and elevating company profile with target market.
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
Annandale Senior High School Annandale, MN Expected in 05/2017 High School Diploma : - GPA :

- Completed one year of college in tandem with my senior year of high school, graduating with a high school diploma as well as 24 college credits. - - Competed in public speaking for 2 years of high school, advancing to the state level.

- My advancement to the state level made the local news paper, as well as a volunteered speech performed in front of the school to motivate students to obtain honor roll.

- Competitive speech required confidence, poise, emotion management, and acting skills. It also required my ability to write, memorize, rehearse and perform scripts up to 9 minutes long by memory.

Work History
Destiny Christian Church - Professional Photographer
Rocklin, CA, 05/2017 - Current
  • Photographed high-quality images for various print and digital projects.
  • Digitally edited photos to enhance appearance.
  • Determined and adjusted subject position, props and lighting equipment while selecting camera angles to optimize final product.
  • Developed long and short-term business needs while driving customer feedback for process improvements.
  • Archived photographs on computers and servers.
  • Fabricated camera mounts and cases to capture images and protect equipment.
  • Maintained and shared portfolios of artistic work to demonstrate styles, interests and abilities with potential customers.
  • Handled cameras operating at several thousand frames per second.
  • Managed correspondence with clients, documented interactions and tracked data transfers with manual and automated strategies.
  • Tracked inventory for photo products and equipment.
  • Enhanced business operations by utilizing successful marketing and outreach strategies to bring in clients, close [Product or Service] sales and increase revenue.
  • Edited, toned, captioned and uploaded photographs for publication.
  • Facilitated weekly studio appointments for over [Number] shoots.
  • Selected and set up appropriate props, backdrops and lighting.
  • Shot photographs in controlled lab, field and remote environments.
  • Defined and recommended detailed solutions to capture images.
  • Provided excellent customer service and account regulation, strengthening client relations and boosting revenue.
  • Planned and prepared for all on-location and studio shoots.
  • Scheduled and booked locations for photo shoots, working collaboratively with clients and contacts.
  • Completed complex photo shoots at indoor and outdoor venues.
  • Consulted with clients to discuss commission ideas and style preferences to create mutually agreeable project parameters.
  • Experimented with different lighting effects to deliver unique images.
  • Inspected proofs to verify quality and determine needed adjustments and retouches.
Hobby Lobby - Videographer
Puyallup, WA, 05/2017 - Current
  • Set up for shots according to production schedules, weather and lighting conditions and available equipment.
  • Produced original video content by working collaboratively with producers, designers and art specialists to facilitate multimedia production.
  • Storyboarded films and recorded over 500 hours of footage for over 150 projects.
  • Set up technical details including lighting and sound.
  • Storyboarded films and recorded footage for projects.
  • Established and adhered to detailed production schedules for over 150 projects.
  • Collaborated with team members to develop content and messages.
  • Maintained over $25,000.00 worth of equipment by designing and sticking to preventive and regular maintenance schedules.
  • Used Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition to edit footage into correct order and add effects.
  • Offered friendly and efficient service to all customers, handled challenging situations with ease.
  • Used coordination and planning skills to achieve results according to schedule.
  • Created spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel for daily, weekly and monthly reporting.
  • Monitored all company inventory to ensure stock levels and databases were updated.
  • Delivered video products to customer locations within specific timeframes.
  • Participated in continuous improvement by generating suggestions, engaging in problem-solving activities to support teamwork.
  • Developed team communications and information for meetings.
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
  • Increased customer satisfaction by resolving formatting, exporting, and visual issues.
Marine Corps - Writer
City, STATE, 05/2017 - Current
  • Proofread copy written by colleagues to correct spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Utilized exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills to produce engaging and error-free content.
  • Formatted articles, blogs and webpages with HTML, photos and infographics.
  • Wrote over 200 word assignments according to instructions.
  • Wrote and edited high-quality content and visually impactful programs under deadline pressure with exciting, captivating and authentic approach.
  • Curated content for social media postings and increased following
  • Managed, created content, quality checked, coordinated product mediums and reviewed analytical data for Marine Corps Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat accounts.

  • Organized material to research and complete writing tasks.
  • Collaborated with team of writers and content marketing strategists to create copy promoting clients' SEO, sales and thought-leadership goals.
  • Completed thorough research into assigned topics.
  • Coordinated with subject matter experts for interviews and topic generation.
  • Wrote and proofread blog and social media posts, website copy and articles.
  • Marketed services through social media platforms and advertising services.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Annandale Senior High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Professional Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Writer


  • High School Diploma

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