How To: Hire a Photographer
A photographer is more than just someone to snap a few pictures at your next event. Your photographer is responsible for creating memories that you will cherish for years to come!
Credible photographers are studied professionals who will embody the feel of your event through their work. Whether you're celebrating your wedding, throwing a party, or hosting a corporate event, a talented photographer is one of the best investments in making your event unforgettable!
Here are a few easy tips and tricks to finding and securing the perfect photographer for your upcoming event:
Define your needs
Remember that photographers, like other artists, each have their own unique styles! In order to find a photographer whose work fits your needs, you'll first have to define what kind of "look" you like best!
Ask yourself the following questions to help define your style:
1. How do I want moments from this event to be captured?
Some photographers specialize in portraits, while others excel at taking candid shots. Deciding whether you want your event photos to be more organized and intentional, or carefree and natural can help you select the right photographer for the job.
2. How do I want my edited photos to appear?
Are you fun and funky? Do you prefer photographs that are traditional and classically beautiful? Photographers will have different artistic styles and unique skill-sets, so make sure you select a professional with a capturing and editing technique that mirrors your needs.
3. What medium for photographs do I want the photographer to use?
Film photography and digital photography can have different qualities and appearances. If your heart is set on film photography, you'll need someone who's equipped to produce stellar film photographs!
Search and compare
Now that you know what you're looking for, it's time to start your search! Begin by viewing photographer profiles, browsing through samples of their work, and reading past client reviews to get a feel for their style. Then, communicate your event date and needs with those who seem like a good fit.
Once you've identified the perfect photographers, it's time to ask some important questions and clarify your event details. This will help you both to ensure they're the best fit for your special celebration!
Book your professional!
Good photographers go fast! Once you have gone through the process of refining your search, identifying and vetting your prospective hires, and selecting your ideal candidate, book them before it's too late!
As a rule of thumb, you should try to book a photographer at least a few months in advance of your event! So, let's get started!