It seems everyone (or at least everyone’s hipster aunt) has what you would call a “nice camera” these days.
Which means you have many options available to fulfill your photographic needs.
It also raises some questions. I want to share a few thoughts on the matter as – as sweet as she might be – going straight to your hipster aunt may not always be the best route. Or maybe it is, that’s what we want to figure out.
Full disclosure: I’m not knocking any photographers. There’s room for everybody. I’m not even conniving for your business. I want you to make the best decision for your mind, heart and wallet that results in amazing photos you will love forever and will make your friends envious of how wonderful you and your family look.
The bottom-line is choosing a photographer is not a task to approach lightly.
What to consider in your photographer:
- Do you love the photographer’s work and imagine what you would look like in one of his/her photos?
- Does the photographer have a personality and working style you are comfortable with?
- Is the cost within your budget? Remember, you get what you pay for, and free isn’t always as good as it sounds.
So, how do you figure this out?
- Trust your friends. If a friend has a good experience it will probably be good for you too. Not just good photos but a good experience working with the photographer from beginning to photo delivery.
- Talk to the photographer. Share your ideas. Share your concerns. it’s so much more fun to work with a photographer instead of a plumber. They love to talk creativity and love to counsel clients.
- The proof is in the
puddingprints. Do you love the photographer’s work? Did I already ask that? If you are already excited about sharing the photos that haven’t even happened yet, you have probably found your photographer.
Again, this should be a fun experience for you and your family that results in photographs you adore. That’s the value! That’s the value of the right photographer for you.