What You Need to Know When Hiring a Family Photographer

May 28, 2020

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Choosing the Best Family Photographer for Your Needs

Hiring a professional photographer can be daunting. Just google photographers in your area and see how many pop up. And each photographer has different offerings and prices.

When hiring a family photographer, you want to make sure that you find one whose style and vision for your session match your own. Here are a few tips that will help you choose the right one for you.

 Look at the photographer’s portfolio

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  • First and foremost, you should look for a photographer that specializes in the type of photography you are looking for.  
  • Look at it this way. You wouldn’t take your Apple computer to the Dell store for a repair. Yes, Dell makes and repairs excellent computers, but they don’t know the ins and outs of an Apple.  
  • The photographer that took beautiful images at your friend’s wedding might not be the best choice for your loud, rambunctious toddlers.


Look at the photographer’s style

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  • Make sure that you look at the portfolio of any photographer that you are thinking of hiring. You’ve heard the old adage, what you see is what you get? That applies to photography as well.
  • If you choose a photographer whose portfolio is filled with lifestyle images, you may be disappointed if you were hoping for traditional, posed portraits.



Set up a meeting with the potential photographer

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Your family is unique, and your photography session should be as well. Sitting down with the photographer before you hire them can help ensure that they know your vision for the session and that they are the right fit for you.  


I hope these tips help you find a family photographer that is right for your family.


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