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Top Five Things to Think About Before Hiring a Family Photographer

December 21, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

There are many considerations when hiring a family photographer; here are a few (from a photographer's perspective):

1. Location

Will you want the photos taken in your home (or outside it)? In a studio?

Or somewhere else entirely?

2. How You'll Use the Photos

Will you want a photo book? Wall-ready framed pieces? Or just fine art prints to do with as you wish? It's a good idea to make sure the photographers you're considering can deliver these, and it's also a good idea to discuss upfront whether or not they plan on providing the final, full-resolution files to you.

3. Who Will be in the Photos

What's your family like? Are there two or twenty of you?

Any pets?

4. When You'll Need the Photos

Are we looking at a one-week timeline, or a one-month one?

Do you have any major events or milestones coming up that you would like to have the products in-hand for?

5. Your Budget

What products and services are "musts" and which could you do without?

If extensive travel is involved, what are you willing to reimburse?

Moral of the story: don't assume, ask questions, and be ready with answers. Good luck!


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