Andrea Hartstein, CPP
Owner & Photographer at Hartstein Photography
Hello! In my daily life as a professional photographer, I️ specialize in birth photography and cater to maternity through the baby's first year. I️ enjoy shooting weddings and have experience as both a lead photographer and a second shooter. I️ would much rather remain the lead photographer in the birthing room and be the best support and second shooter to you on the wedding day. Thank you for considering me as your next second shooter!
How long have you been a professional photographer?
I have been a professional photographer since 2007. I️ began specializing in birth photography in 2012. I️ earned my certification as a professional photographer through the Professional Photographers of America in 2020.
How often do you photograph weddings?
I personally do not pursue weddings. However, I️ am happy to shoot a wedding for a family member. I️ have been the lead photographer for about a dozen weddings and for a handful more as a second shooter. I️ would love to help photograph weddings every week.
If you are shooting outside, what range of ISO would you use in direct sunlight and in shade?
The best ISO for direct light is ISO 100. This will produce the highest image quality. The higher your ISO climbs, the more noise will be produced. ISO 400 is a good place to start when in the shade or on a rainy day. Each time you double the ISO (100 to 200, for example), you double the brightness.