Tips for Your Photographer Search
Visit their website. Take a look at their portfolio. This shows their experience in different settings.
- Do they shoot in a variety of scenery?
- Is there consistency?
- Is there diversity or do they have a specific social group?
- Do their clients vary? Ex: race, gender, frame, etc.
Ask yourself, "Is this the style that I like?"
- If it's a yes, then take that step in reaching out to them.
- If it's a no, I would recommend searching on IG or Facebook for the type of photographer you are searching for. There are so many of us out there. We are all so different which is so amazing!
- ***If you are no longer interested, the best thing to do is to let them know that you are no longer interested or you have moved forward or went a different direction. I will tell you, I have heard stories where clients have ghosted (never responded) to the photographer. Then they do and at that point, the photographer will prefer to not take them on as a client. We are human. We are running a business and we count on open communication. That includes being responsive whether you are or are no longer interested in our business. ***
Lastly, observe their response time.
- If they take forever, expect the same thing when you are wanting an urgent response from them, especially on the day of your special day.
- If they respond quickly, this is great! This shows that they value your time and want to give you all the information you need so you can make your decision. Again-if you are no longer interested in their services, let them know. All it takes is for you to communicate that to them. 😊
As for me, I will guarantee and promise you that I am a text away or a phone call away. I am prompt but also set my boundaries in work-life balance.
Do not use photos without permission. All photos belong to Yosemite's Golden Photography.