Updated: Jul 4, 2018
What's the right fit for you? it might not be what you're thinking.
It can be overwhelming looking for a Photographer in an unregulated workforce, especially when you're not exactly sure what skills you're seeking. Let me help you by outlining some of the skills and traits I believe are worth their weight in gold when choosing the right fit for you.
Do some research and find out what you like
Do you like bright and airy styles or dark and moody? are you a fan of high contrast, bright images or matte and faded or washed out looking? Photography is art and while there are many "rules" in the industry, rules are made to be broken and there is always more than one way to get the job done. Once you know what you like, it will be easier to narrow down your potential leads, you need to find a Photographer who has work that you LOVE and it helps to understand what it is you love about their work.
If you love your Photographers Portfolio of work and trust their artistic style, you will be more comfortable and the session will produce better results
Look at their #portfolio, #socialmedia, #hashtags & #print
Any Photographer's Portfolio is a Gallery of their preferred and favourite work, keep this in mind when you're looking through their website and social media and also look for their hashtags to see what work their clients are posting of theirs. Look for how they use light, are there areas where detail is lost due to over exposure, also check their white balance by looking into how true the colours are in their Gallery. When inquiring ask about prints. Screens will display colour much differently to print and you want to be sure your Photographer has preferred professional print labs that they work with and are collaborated to. You want professional print labs with museum quality, archival printing as standard to ensure your heirlooms will last the test of time and be of the highest quality to handle, gift and pass down to future generations.
Find a Photographer that offers full service. You can be comforted in the knowledge they've trawled professional print labs world wide to have the best quality print products for you that you are unlikely to find at consumer labs. You've chosen a Photographer you love to produce images for you, check out their products and have them design, quality check and deliver your art pieces too.