Choosing the right family photographer can be a bewildering task. Where do you start? Choices are endless If you do a google search, Facebook is flooded with friends tagging photographers, plus there’s always that cousin or uncle who says they can take your photos because they have a “nice camera.”
During the next several blog posts I’m going to share what is important for you to consider before you can feel confident that you’ve chosen the right lifestyle family photographer for you!
Here’s my first tip:
Start with Quality & Connection
Quality should be the driving factor behind your selection. No matter how great the deal, you barely have time to do it once, let alone extra time (or money) to do it over again if you are unhappy with the results.
How do you know if the family photographer you’re interested in produces “quality” work? One of the best ways a photographer can demonstrate quality is to have a strong portfolio. All of their images should have a consistent look, with similar tones, exposure, and editing style. The subjects should be captured with flattering light and angles. Images should be inspirational and reflect the unique personalities of the subjects. Being able to CONSISTENTLY deliver high-quality portraits despite changing conditions requires significant experience that is usually beyond a hobbyist who might get a few good shots out of one hundred snapped.
Lastly, I believe that it's important for you to connect with the photographer that you choose. If you are working with someone that you feel comfortable and relaxed with, someone that you find easy to talk to and who genuinely understands what you're after, than that will most definitely reflect in the final product, which is meaningful and beautiful images!