When planning your next photo session, its important you choose the right one for your family! In this blog post, ill walk you through how to choose the right photographer.
How to choose the right photographer – contents:
- Consider the type of session you want:
- What type of location are you interested in?
- Do you like light and bright or moody style edits?
- Do you want only digitals or are you looking to invest in artwork?
- How much help do they provide in prepping for your photos?
- Does their personality seem like a good fit for your family?
Consider the type of session you want:
Its important to consider the type of session you want as many photographers specialize in certain areas. If you are recently pregnant you will want to find a photographer who specializes in maternity and newborn photos. Its especially important with newborn sessions that you find a photographer who specializes in newborn photography to ensure they have the proper safety training to handle your newborn.
What type of location are you interested in?
When searching for the right photographer for your family, its a good idea to look at the photographers portfolio. Maybe you want a beach session, but your looking at photographers who are only showing photos in a field. This may not be helpful for you! Instead find a photographer who has photographed at the location you like or a similar one.
Do you like light and bright or moody style edits?
Determining the style of edits you like is crucial when choosing your photographer. If you plan to wear bright bold colors and have darker home décor a moody style photographer may be a good fit. If you are looking for timeless photos and have neutral colored décor a light and bright style photographer may be a good fit! The way your photographer edits will drastically change your images. Its important to choose the photographer who has an editing style you like.
Do you want only digitals or are you looking to invest in artwork?
Some photographers like myself offer artwork for your photos. I like to fully serve my clients by providing custom framing with wall design services, as well as heirloom albums. When searching for your perfect photographer you should consider what you plan to do with your photos. If you just want digital images every photographer can provide that! However, if you are looking to invest in artwork I recommend searching for a photographer that provides those services.
How much help do they provide in prepping for your photos?
Find out how much help the photographer provides with prepping for your session. Do they help you coordinate outfits or selecting a location? They more help they can provide the chances are, the better your photos will be. As a Tampa family photographer I provide my clients with a full wardrobe for the whole family. I have hand selected the best locations in the area for my clients photos. I also only book a limited number of sessions a month to ensure i can provide each client with the time and attention they deserve.
Does their personality seem like a good fit for your family?
Having a consult call with a photographer can be a great help in seeing if their personality is good fit with your family. I recommend choosing a photographer who seems more like a friend so you can really relax during your session. Having a photographer who you can trust can make a worlds difference between stiff forced photos and the photos who really show who you are!
I hope this helps you select the perfect photographer for your family!
Id love to help you plan a session of your own! I am booking on a limited basis for Fall and Winter! Make sure to contact me to reserve your session. I’d love to work with you! Check out my portfolio to take a look at my other work, and follow me on Instagram for updates and session sneak peaks!
P.S You may have noticed my weekly photographer shares. This week my sweet friend Kate with Kate Voda Photography in New Jersey is sharing her blog on “location for family photos”.