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How To Choose The Right Family Photographer

Choosing the right family photographer is a crucial decision as they will capture memories that will be cherished for a lifetime. Here are some steps to help you choose the right photographer for your family. 

Determine your style

Before you start your search, determine what type of photographic style you prefer. Do you prefer more poised studio-based family portraits, or do you like more candid, outdoor style shots? Understanding your preferred aesthetic will help you find a photographer who shares your vision.

Peruse portfolio samples

Look through the portfolios of potential photographers to see if their style aligns with yours. This will give you an idea of the quality of their work and their creative abilities. If you’re not sure where to look, Instagram and Facebook usually offer plenty of connections to photographers in your local area.

Seek recommendations 

Ask for recommendations from friends, family, or colleagues who have recently had family portraits taken. Personal recommendations can be a great way to find a photographer who has a good reputation and provides high-quality results.

Understand their experience

Consider the experience of any photographer you’re interested in working with. An experienced photographer will be able to handle various lighting situations and will have a strong technical knowledge. After all, practice makes perfect!

Consider your investment

Determine how much you are willing to spend on a family photographer. Keep in mind that family portraits are an investment for the long-term future, as you only have the present day to capture memories that will last a lifetime. 

Double check availability

Ensure the photographer you choose is available on the date or time you need them. Some photographers book up quickly, so it’s best to secure your preferred date early. With that in mind, it’s worthwhile planning your family portrait session in advance. We have a helpful blog on this topic if you’d like more information about what to expect from your booking.

[Further reading: What To Expect In A Family Portrait Session]

Look for good communication

A good photographer should be easy to communicate with and responsive to your needs. They should be able to answer any questions you have and make you feel at ease. At Timeless Images Photography, we pride ourselves on building strong rapport with the families we work with. After all, these are your family portraits, and the results are precious!

Understand the deliverables

Always ask for a detailed outlined of the services being delivered before booking a photographer. You should request specifics, such as the number of photos you will receive, the format of the photos, and any additional costs. While family portraits are a long-term investment, it’s worthwhile knowing exactly what you’re paying for.

Choosing the right family photographer takes a little time and research, but the right decision will help you to preserve special memories for years to come. If you’d like more information, or to chat with a friendly member of our team, contact Timeless Images Photography today.