So, you are asking yourself, ‘who should I hire to do our family portraits?’ You have a lot of options. If you don’t know why we are different, check out my Good Grief Project.
Few things you should consider when you are looking to hire a someone for your Family Portraits:
1. How long has your prospective photographer been shooting family portraits? It’s not so much about the exact amount of time as much as it is how comfortable they are with managing the technicalities of their camera whilst staying easy, breezy, fun and creative with your family. Learning the technicalities of photography are only the first step of the job. The other side of it is learning people. Learning people only comes through experience, lots of it.
2. Do you want a full service photographer or a shoot and burn photographer? A full service photographer will help you from A-Z. You can expect a consult covering personality types, body types, skin types and wardrobe tricks to set your family up for the most successful experience. An A-Z type photographer will analyze your space in your home and help you create true art from your memories. There are so many products available to professional photographers that are not available to the public! A full time photographer will have access to truly unique options for displaying your memories as your art. A shoot and burn photographer will typically show up, grab some photos and email them to you online. Simple, fast, without much extra. Pink Rose Photography is a high end, full service photography business. We walk you through all the details from beginning to finish and make your life as easy as possible.
3. What location do you want? Do you have small kids? Is it going to be cold outside? Is it during the spring or winter when climate can be tempremental? Is there a backup? All of these things are something to be considered when choosing a location.
4. How busy is your photographer? A good family portraits photographer won’t overbook themselves. Just because a photographer is ‘busy’ does not mean they are good. Oftentimes photographers charge close to nothing to fill their calendar, overwork and don’t have time for you or the quality of your images.
5. Ask your photographer if you can see an entire session from a previous family. Anyone can manage to get one great photo from shooting aimlessly for two hours. This is luck, not talent. A talented photographer will be able to photograph your family in 1 hour and get more than enough images to give you a plethora of options. When you look through an entire family gallery of a previous client you can get an idea if they are hit and miss or if they consistently get good shots.
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If you are looking for a family photographer and it inspires you to give back to families who have lost children, I’d love to chat with you. To set up a conversation send us an email on our contact page here.
LOTS OF LOVE to Judi & Bam for sponsoring the Dowse family. I will be blogging their special Good Grief session shortly. I just love this family more than a lot. Gorgeous inside and out and so incredibly fun to photograph.