What you need to consider before you choose your Family Portrait Photographer and book in your photo session.
If you’ve started the search for a photographer then you’ll know just how many options, there are. Before you go ahead and book a professional photographer for a photo session, there are a couple important things to consider.
Research and review!
Before 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. Some other important points to consider when researching photographers are:
Do their products and services fall within your price range? Do they offer lots of package options? Do they take credit card or offer payment plans?
What style are you looking for? Photographers have different styles so you need to decide on someone who can help you achieve the end result you are looking for. Whether it’s lifestyle photography, classic photography or fine art portraiture every photographer has their own style, and some even offer a variety of styles to suit different types of photo sessions.
Are they experienced enough to give you the results you are looking for? Can they handle kids, runaway toddlers, moody teenagers and dare I say it … grumpy dads lol 😊 Do they know how to help you choose the perfect location for your photo session. Do they offer advice on what to wear to a photo session and can they pose you so you look your best in your photos? These are all the things you need to ask.
Are they based in your area, do they offer a variety of locations and different backdrops and scenes for you to choose from, and are they willing to travel to a specific location if need be?
- Is the quality of their photography and products up to a high standard. Do they offer high end products that stand the test of time. You don’t want an album that falls apart after a few years, you want to make sure they offer the best quality in all areas of their service.
- Do they offer the type of photography session and service you are looking for? Do they sell professional products, do they work with you to design beautiful wall art for your home? Are they a full service photography studio that creates an amazing experience for you and your family and delivers beautiful products such as wall art, albums and prints?
It’s important that you pick a photographer that you feel comfortable with and have confidence in. You will be investing your time, energy and money to get the family photos of your dreams, and you will want them to last you a lifetime. It’s best to choose an experienced professional family photographer that provides an experience that meets all your needs and desires, and knows how to capture all your special family milestones and important life events.
Once you have done your research and chosen your photographer, then get in contact with them and have a chat on the phone, so you can see if you are a good fit. When you do book in a photo session, you can have confidence in your decision, enjoy a wonderful experience, and you may even make some new friends!
I hope you have found this helpful and if you have any questions at all feel free to send me a message on the contact form below.