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How to Find the Photographer Right for You

Getting your pictures taken is a personal experience. You want to make sure that you know, like, and trust the person behind the lens.

How do you do that?

Here are 3 tips to help you find the photographer right for you.

  1. IDENTIFY YOUR STYLE PREFERENCE:

Photographers spend a long time cultivating their personal editing style. The best way to know what their photographic style and genre is, is by taking the time to check out their portfolio. I know that sounds basic, but you’d be surprised how many crazy inquiries or requests we get.

So ask yourself: while you are on the gram, what types of images stop your scroll? Are you drawn to creamy dreamy skin tones and light pastel colors? If you answered yes, chances are you prefer the light and airy look.

Or does it take a more dramatic contrast and emotive expression to get you to double tap? If so, you like the dark and moody edit.

If you prefer the straight out of Vouge look, that’s called an editorial edit. And if you like that sun-kissed look, that’s vibrant. I could go on, but these 4 styles are the most popular. There are subtle variations depending on the artist but knowing what you prefer is important because we don’t want you to be disappointed with your gallery. Do yourself a favor and do the homework!

2. USE HASHTAGS:

Geo tags help you narrow your search. Many photographers charge a travel fee if you exceed their specific mile radius. If like saving $50 or more I suggest you shop locally. We use specific geographic hashtags in our posts to help you in your search. Some of the ones I use are:

 #albanybranding #albanyfamilyphotog #capitolregionfamilies #capitolregioncreatives #capitolregionmoms ….

You get the point. The anatomy of a geo tag is to add your town or city to the service you are looking for. Happy searching!

3. CHECK OUT THE BIO:

Having pretty images is just half the battle. You want to make sure you can vibe with your photographer. A professional photographer spends a lot of time making their website true to their brand. Check out their about page and see what nuggets of their personality you can find. Chances are, if you have 3 or more things in common and you feel you could enjoy drinking a latte at a local cafe together—you found the person for you.

Sending you lots of positive vibes as you find the photographer right for you. I know it’s a bit of work, but it’s worth it!

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