Welcome to my blog. On this page you will find articles I personally write about the photography industry and my work. You will also see blogs showing the photos from many of my photo sessions.
Here are some photographer-related questions that you might to ask before hiring.
The longer a photographer has been in business, the more likely it is that it’s not just a hobby for them. Personally, I can say with certainty that my photographic skills have greatly improved in the approximately 10 years I have been a photographer. I look back on some of those early photographs and can’t believe I actually thought they were good!
It’s uncommon for a photographer to specialize in several different types of photography as they often only specialize in one or sometimes two genres. For example, a photographer who specializes in newborn photography might not be the best candidate to shoot wedding photos unless they have the experience in doing so. I have several areas of specialty, like weddings, but also several areas of photography I don’t do. For example, I don’t photograph maternity and newborns.
This is a great indication of not only the quality of a photographer’s work but of their customer service too.
An experienced photographer will definitely have a policy in place when it comes to a customer cancelling or rescheduling a photography session. A photographer with policies indicates that they have experience with different types of customers and situations and have created policies accordingly.
Use your gut to judge their personality and rapport. Do you feel comfortable around this person? Does he or she put you at ease? A photographer’s main job is to capture emotions and moments. If your photographer doesn’t mesh well with you on the phone or in person, chances are you and your family will not mesh well with them at your session and this will show in your photos.