When a prospective customer asks about local photographers in your favorite / dream place, you should not have two thoughts about it. That's what I did - I bid on it!
I was on a vacation in India when I saw her post on a Facebook group, looking for a Maternity photographer in Yosemite National Park region. I have never visited Yosemite during the fall time and I hit her up right away. The pricing worked out for both of us and guess who bagged the gig? Prathima was very well