1 - Style of photography
Firstly think about the style of image you want? Do you like the white background and clean lines of a studio, or are you looking to use the beauty of nature as your backdrop? Does the idea of being in a studio having 'fun' fill you with joy or would you rather be outside being yourselves having fun?
First step - Choose if you want a studio or a location shoot.
2 - Pick a style of image
Now you've decided on a style you need to start looking for a photographer. The internet is great as you can see each photographers work on their website. Each photographer will have a different style and this style has to resinate with you.
3 - Ask friends!
There is no better way than finding a photographer than asking your friends. Do you love the artwork in their house? Do you stop and look at it every time you go their home? If their artwork fills you with joy, image how it will feel having your own!
4 - Budget
This is important. Are you after a 'Shoot & Burn' photographer (turn up, turn the images around and put them on a disk) or are do you want to build a relationship with your photographer to really get the best out of you and your family AND be presented with beautiful artwork? If yes this WILL be reflected in the price. Remember you are creating artwork and legacies that will last generations.
5 - Arrange to meet different photographers.
This is KEY! You are inviting someone into your home, into your family life, you must have a great relationship with this person, there must be trust and you must feel at ease with them. There is no point having a photographer who you feel ill at ease with, your images will not shine.
This is also the point the photographer will decide if they want to work with you! I am all about building relationships with people, if I'm not getting the good vibe from the potential client, I know it just won't work. This is not a one off shoot, this is the start of a long relationship that will last years, your childrens milestone birthdays, your family growing in numbers or age, weddings and celebrations, you will want your photographer there.
Once you find a photographer you love to work with you will want to keep that relationship going.
- Studio or Location Shoot?
- What style do I LOVE?
- Get a recommendation!
- Meet with photographers
But most importantly build a relationship with your photographer! Trust is KEY!
Call me today to arrange to chat if we are the perfect fit 💚
07970 298 908