Discover the right photographer for you
When it comes to choosing a photographer (or wine or playlist), there are so many options to select from. And yet, not all photographers (or wines, or songs) are created equally. Fortunately, all it takes is a little speedy research (aka stalking) to discover whether a photographer will be able to deliver images you love – and, importantly, if you and your family will feel relaxed in their company.
Start your stalk by taking a look at the photographer’s website, then (a) make sure you like and connect with their style of imagery, and (b) ensure that within their portfolio you can actually see the style of photos you would like for your family.
Read their ‘about’ page
Next, head to their ‘about’ page and see if you connect with what they have said. You’re about to co-create a legacy with them, so it’s important you click with their personality too. Remember team work makes the dream work with your photo shoot. Most photographers will spend time penning thoughtful copy to attract the type of client they’d like to work with. So it makes sense that the copy should speak to you.
For example, on my website I disclose that “My deepest desire is for mothers to exist in creative, emotive and beautiful portraits with their family. Tangled up in the love, chaos and imperfection of a real moment in time.” With that in mind, if you came to my website and you wanted formally posed portraits with your extended family all looking at the camera, you might be able to safely assume there are other photographers out there who’ll be a better fit for you.
A family photo session provides a beautiful opportunity to connect to the real moment and celebrate life with those you love the most. So, allow enough time in the day to get ready, a lot of client’s even take a sneaky day off work if you need so that you can fully enjoy the experience. Think about it, how often do you truly get to put aside all distractions and focus only on the love you have for one another?
I hope you’ve found my tips for a smooth family photo session helpful. If you have any questions or want to know more about a family session for your family.GET IN TOUCH