Top 5 Categories to Consider When Hiring a Photographer

May 9th, 2019

Here are the Top 5 Categories to Consider When Hiring a Photographer and all the questions that should receive a “YES” from YOU!

Am I the wedding photographer for you?! It all depends on so many preferences from editing style, consistency, posing, their personality (super important), the client experience and ultimately the photographer’s expertise. Use this list of questions to ask yourself if you’ve found the photographer of your dreams!

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1. EDITING

***Do you like their editing style (color, brightness, saturation)?

***Is the editing consistent across galleries?

***Do you feel like you will know exactly what your final product will look like?

2. POSING

***Are there horizontal, vertical, close-up, far-away variations of photos?

***Is the subject matter (typically an engaged or married couple) connecting (hands, arms, eye contact) with each other?

***Are they walking, hugging, kissing, spinning, dancing, sitting, looking at the camera, and looking at each other?

***Do the photos feel authentic?

***Does the photographer capture moments that seem candid?

***Do the images feel like they show people during a specific time in their lives?

3. EXPERIENCE

***Is the intake process convenient?

***Can you book and pay online?

***Are the emails concise and easy to read?

***Does the photographer insert excitement, genuine phrasing, energy, and positivity into their communication?

4. PERSONALITY

***Does the photographer seem relaxed?

***Do they take their work seriously, but take themselves less seriously?

***Does the photographer seem like they are willing to be vulnerable with you, empathize, and care about you?

***Is the photographer professional?

***Are they quick to respond and easy to understand?

5. EXPERTISE

***Does the photographer have an education in studio art or fine art?

***Does the photographer have several years of experience?

***Have you seen a full portfolio and real client galleries?

***Do you respect and enjoy the photographer’s aesthetic?

***Do you enjoy being around the photographer?

***Do you connect with their branding?

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