Mainstreaming of technology and easy affordability of point and shoot digital cameras has made people feel that they can capture charming portraits themselves. Exquisite family photos are priceless treasures, but professional photo-shoots come with a price tag. While DIY may save you some money, but in the end, it won't look so great. So it is advisable to hire a family photographer. But the actual question here is how to choose the best family photographer? This article intends to assist you with the same.
• Do some window-shopping: when you meet different photographers, you'll be provided with different insights and will let you know what end products you want, what different approach they use and things each photographer offers. Most importantly, it'll give you a rough idea of the costs involved.
• Review the photographer's family portfolios: wedding or corporate photography is different from photographing children and families. It is needed to check if the photographer is experienced. You can do that by reviewing their family photography portfolio, and it'll further give you an idea about photographer's style.
• Consider the setting you'd like: gone are the days when people were required to visit departmental photo studios to get themselves clicked. A lot has changed with time. Now most photographers offer to work even in your home or outdoors, while some prefer to work in studio settings with backdrops. Be sure about what you want and what would be comfortable for you.
• Look for a full time photographer: juggling between two jobs when one of them is photography – that simply won't do. Why? That's because full-time photographers are likely to be more professional and reliable, fast and responsive, technically content, have backup equipment in case of technical failure, and carry business insurance.
• Ask if the photographer will meet you before your session to plan: If you can meet with your photographer ahead of time, you can brainstorm about creative ideas, clothing, location, etc. ahead of the session. While being photographed, you may also be more comfortable having already met him or her previously.
• Ask if the photographer offers design assistance and printed artwork: some photographers will sit with you after the session to review images together, suggesting you to have portraits printed on different media or with custom framing. They can also help you identify the best places in your home to hang wall portraits in different sizes, groupings, or frames.
All in all, the best family photographer will make sure that you and your loved ones have a splendid experience being photographed.
Pozr Photography is a Melbourne based photography company. They aim to capture the best newborn & baby photography, product photography, family portrait photography, headshot photography etc. in Melbourne. Their services are available for in studio andoutdoor location photoshoots. For more details, call +61 4 2307 5213 or drop an email at [email protected]