How to Pick the Perfect
for what you need to consider before you pay that photography deposit.
Finding the perfect photographer can be overwhelming. There are a couple of important things to consider before booking.
What style are you looking
have different styles so you need to decide on someone who can help you achieve
the end result you are looking for. This applies to everything from wedding and
maternity shoots to family and corporate shoots. Ask the photographer for some
examples of their latest work to evaluate whether they can cater to your needs.
at their website and Facebook page. Are the portraits in focus? Are the colors
off? Is the posing good?
typically only post a couple of their best photos from a session, so if the
ones posted aren’t that great, it’s not a good sign.
Research and review.
you invest in a professional photographer you need to do your homework. Get
online to find a few customer reviews, browse around their website to view
their latest work and have a look around their social media pages to find out what
others are saying about them. These platforms will also give you a good idea of
their personality and style.
have a ton of positive yelp reviews and Facebook reviews.
other important points to consider when researching photographers are:
- Budget. Do their services fall within your price range? Do they have a payment plan?
- Expertise. Are they experienced enough to give you the results you are looking for?
- Location. Are they based in your area and are they willing to travel to a specific location if need be? Do they have a studio?
- Quality. Is the quality of their photos good enough? Look at aspects such as sharpness, exposure, and saturation.
How about newborn photographers?
don’t want just anyone handling your sweet new baby. Check to make sure the
studio is licensed and insured. How many newborns have they photographed? What
safety measures do they take?
are they photographing your baby or family? On railroad tracks–that is illegal.
In a glass jar–highly dangerous! Hanging in a crocheted blanket from a tree
What about after the
the photographer provide any retouchups? Head swaps?
studio does full retouchups, removing acne, marks, etc. This is included as
part of our service.
Who to choose?
in touch with the photographers you are considering and ask any questions that
you might have. It’s important that you chat with the photographer over the
phone if not in person as this is the best way to get to know them and find out
whether you’re comfortable with them and feel they can do the job you need them
important that you pick a photographer that you have confidence in. While there
is nothing wrong with helping out your hobby photographer friend who has just
started out, it’s best to choose an experienced photographer for important
events and occasions that you can’t relive.
Our studio does studio and on location portraits and we’d be happy to discuss your session ideas with you.