We would like to help you find a photographer, whether it is us or someone else. Now days it can be overwhelming trying to find a photographer while trying to stay on a budget and hoping you get good quality photos. We will get you steps to help make sure you are getting a quality photographer. The problem you run into is that we live in a digital world and everyone with a camera believes they are a photographer. There is so much more to it then that, you have to know lighting, poses, and even the right angles. So here are some steps to help you find a photographer.
1. Be sure the photographer has a website not just a Facebook page. Website show that the photographer is a serious photographer and not just a hobbyist.
2. Get a photographer that does photography for a living. They are more likely to know the trick and tips for they probably study their craft more than someone who does it as a hobby.
3. Price check a few photographers to see the right price point. You may be on a budget but if you see that a bunch of prices are the same and one is half as much the quality might also be half as good. If this is the case to may have to drop some options. It is always better to get all your images of great quality and not have a shot or two than get that shot but all your photos are blurry or way over processed.
4. Beware photographers that claim to be "Natural Light" or "Natural Photographer" most of the time it means than they do not have the right equipment, such as studio lights or photoshop. Sometimes it means that might have it but don't fully understand how to use it.
5. Find someone who is a PPA member. You can find one at this link: https://www.ppa.com/findaphotographer/ The PPA is a site where photographers from all over America come and can talk to eachother about tip and tricks, there are also over 650 different videos that they can learn from.
6. See how long it takes for a Photographer to answer you back. In the day and age we live in with everything at our finger tips a business owner should make it a point to get back to you very quickly because you are important. Just be sure you keep in mind what time of the day it is. Example, don't email a photographer at 11:00pm and expect them to get back to you right away that night too.
7. Don't let gender make a difference with who you choose. This is mostly with boudoir photography, most woman don't like the idea of a male taking boudoir photos of them. Be sure that you have been following the steps above you should now be in contact with a professional and they will be professional. Some of the best photographers to the stars taking this type of photography are males.
8. Make sure it is someone that will listen to your ideas. Just don't get upset if all your ideas don't get used, the photographer is seeing how the shot looks and it might not be the best shot at the time. There are a lot of factors that go into a shot from lighting, location, and even the cloths you are wearing can change how a shot looks.
9. Ask them what type of equipment they use. Most photographers are proud of the equipment they have so they will tell you what they use. Take that information and look up their equipment to see if it is of good quality.
10. When it comes to Boudoir photographer be sure that your photographer (male or female) has no problem with you inviting someone to come along or be sure they have an assistant with them. It is best to find a photographer that uses an assistant, this is good because the assistant knows what the photographer is going for and it is a second pair of eyes to make sure things are just right.
11. Try to find a Photographer that is linked to other businesses or organizations. Most of the time this means they are better qualified, since business are looking for the best quality to promote themselfs.