- Kate Buckles
How to Pick the Perfect Professional Photographer
There are a lot of us out there, so how to do you know who is right for you? All photographers are not created equally, so choosing wisely is so important before you make an investment!!
Before you go ahead and book for a shoot, there are a couple of important things to consider!
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! This applies to everything from wedding and maternity shoots to family and corporate shoots. You can always ask for some examples of their latest work to evaluate whether they can cater to your needs!! I am always posting my most recent work on Facebook and Intagram, so you can see an example of what you will get!!
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:
1. Budget. Do their services fall within your price range? It is also to important to realize if a price is crazy low, there is probably a reason for that! Often you get what you pay for!
2. Expertise. Are they experienced enough to give you the results you are looking for? Sadly, just about anyone can pick up a camera and start shooting, but experience and education is critical for a photographer and you want to make sure you have a true professional!!
3. Location. Are they based in your area and are they willing to travel to a specific location if need be?
4. Quality. Is the quality of their photos good enough? Look at aspects such as sharpness, exposure and saturation!
Once you have decided, get in touch with them to discuss your needs and to ask any questions that you might have. Feeling uncomfortable or stressed out around your photographer makes for bad photos, so make sure you like me!!
It’s important that you pick a photographer that you have confidence in. Your photos are there to last you a lifetime so while there is nothing wrong with helping out your 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!!
I of course would always be thrilled to chat about what you need and if I am the right person to fill those needs!!