Decide what type of session you’re interested in. If you want to make an appointment for lifestyle sessions, don’t look for a photographer who only takes pictures in his studio. Although many photographers deal with different types of photography, find out in advance what his/hers main speciality is. A photographer doing product shoots will likely be paying attention to something completely different from a family photographer.
See the photographer’s portfolio. Choose the one that suits you best. If you prefer more natural colours, don’t go for a photographer that covers your photos with orange-tones filters or cold-tone photos. If the photographer has already developed his style of processing, he will not change it, especially for you. You work on style for years. Choose a photographer that suits you best. You must like the result.
When you choose a photographer from the other side of the UK, you must consider additional travel costs. Be alone, you will have to get to him. So, if you don’t care about someone specific from a distance, do some research in the immediate area. The photographic market is very wide. Everyone will find a photographer who suits them best. You can use local hashtags or just google the area you are interested in. You can also ask for a featured photographer in local groups.
Find out exactly what is included in the available packages. How many photos do they contain, are there any paper prints included in the package, and are they included in travel costs? Many photographers offer other products in addition to prints. You can order a photo album, a canvas painting or a photo box from them. It happens that an additional product is already included in the selected package.
If you are unfamiliar with the photographer, consult others. Use the internet. Most photographers have Facebook or Instagram accounts. You can also check the reviews on the google business card, which I strongly encourage you to do. You can also ask your friends if they know a photographer they can recommend. And if I have already used the services of a photographer, remember to write a few words for him about cooperation and impressions after the session.
Choosing a photographer may not be all that easy. After all, there are quite a lot of them on the market. However, the photographer is not equal to the photographer. Among amateur photographers who learn, “not for millions”, there are also dinosaurs that have been on the market for several years. It does not matter how many years a photographer has worked in the industry, but whether I have experience performing a given type of session. A family photographer must approach children appropriately because they play the main roles during the session. After all, we do not choose a photographer for our wedding who deals only with studio or product photography.
When choosing a photographer, also pay attention to your impressions after contact with him. The feelings you have after talking to him. It should be a person you like. Finally, you have to spend time with him in the session and open up to him. It is not the camera that stresses us, but the person holding it in his hands. Choose a photographer with whom you will feel comfortable. It’s good if you are on the same wavelength and catch the flow.
Is it worth taking into account the price when choosing a photographer? Not worth it! Most often, the price goes hand in hand with the quality of the service offered. Take into account how often you arrange photo sessions. Once a month, a year, or maybe it will be just one session in a lifetime? The photo session will be a lifelong memento. What’s important to you? Price or quality?