Owner/Photographer, May 2016-Present

  • Work with clients to discuss the images they require and how they want to use them.

  • Seek out appropriate photographic subjects and opportunities.

  • Carry out research and preparation for a shoot.

  • Work in different locations and in different circumstances to get the right image.

  • Use an extensive range of technical equipment, including cameras, lenses, lighting and specialty software.

  • Communicate with photographic subjects, putting them at ease, encouraging them and directing them.

  • Manage the processing and use of images, discussing technical problems, checking for quality and mitigating clients' concerns.

  • Prepare proofs for approval.

  • Compile finished products for sale, such as albums and framed prints.

  • Understand digital photography and keeping up to date with industry trends, developments and new techniques.

  • Develop expertise with software to digitally enhance images by, for example, changing emphasis, cropping pictures, correcting minor faults or moving objects around.

  • Manage the business aspects of the work, including administration, scheduling work, invoicing and basic accounting.

  • Develop a good portfolio, building a network of contacts and achieving a reputation for quality and reliability in order to secure future assignments.

  • Self-market by, for example, producing business cards, postcards and promotional materials and creating and maintaining a website.

Oden Hughes Management, Austin, TX

Leasing Agent, May 2015-May 2016

  • Responsible for the leasing, marketing and maintaining positive resident relations of multi-family residential apartments.

  • Demonstrate community and apartment/model and apply product knowledge to clients needs by communicating the features and benefits; close the sale.

  • Update availability report, process applications for approvals. (i.e., credit check, rental history, etc.) Submit processed applications to the Community Manager for approval. Follow up with applicant regarding status.

  • Monitor advertising effectiveness. Gather information about market competition in the area and file.

  • Have prospect complete application and secure deposit in accordance with the company procedures and Fair Housing requirements.

Wyndham Garden Hotel, Austin, TX

Guest Services Supervisor, Jan 2014 – May 2015

  • Train workers in proper operational procedures and functions and explain company policies.

  • Observe and evaluate workers' appearance and performance to ensure quality service and compliance with specifications.

  • Meet with managers or other supervisors to stay informed of changes affecting operations.

  • Inform workers about interests or special needs of specific groups.

  • Resolve customer complaints regarding worker performance or services rendered.

  • Requisition necessary supplies, equipment, or services.

  • Analyze and record personnel or operational data and write related activity reports.

  • Take disciplinary action to address performance problems.