How to choose a Senior Portrait Photographer
Class of 2019 – Are you trying to figure out how to choose a Senior Portrait Photographer?
Hey Seniors! If you’re reading this, then I’m sure you’re hunting for a photographer to do your senior photos right? It can be overwhelming, trust me, I know! But don’t worry, I got you!
When you’re on your search for a photographer for your Senior photos, there are few key things that you will want to keep in mind.
Not your style, but their style! When you are searching, I recommend that you browse on Instagram or Pinterest what style you like. Do you like light and airy photos, moody (think VSCO), natural, etc? Take a look at each photographers portfolios and their Instagram account. You will get a good feel of how they edit their photos. If you like moody photos, you may want to not hire a photographer who primarily has light and airy photos.
We, photographers, all have our own style. So know what you like so it will help narrow your options!
What are you looking for with your Senior photos? Do you want to just show up, do your photoshoot, and be done? Or are you looking for a full experience? What does that mean exactly? Here, at Marie Sales Photography, I provide all of my Seniors a custom experience. We will sit down and plan outfits, locations, what you like vs what you don’t like, and your hair and makeup is even included complimentary! Whether you want to be sporty or glammed up, I personalize each experience.
So when you are searching, find out what your photographer offers and doesn’t offer.
Checkout Senior Rep Miranda in her studio photoshoot below!
Most photographers today will do photoshoots on location, even if they have a studio. Browse the photographers website, IG, etc and see where they primarily do photoshoots. If 90% of their work is in studio and you want to be in studio, then that may be a good fit! However, if the photographer shoots 100% on location and doesn’t have a studio space, but you want studio styled photos, then you may want to keep looking.
Do your homework and see what your potential photographer has experience in.
With Marie Sales Photography, I offer you both in studio and on location. You can do in studio right after you get your hair and makeup done then we can head on location. AND if you need outfit changes, I have a pop-up changing tent so you can change your outfits anywhere! How awesome is that?
What does the photographer offer in terms of products? Do you just get digitals? Do you have a selection of prints you can buy?
I am a full-service photographer. What does that mean exactly? I provide print products for my clients to choose from and I have some great products that Seniors can customize! I even have special Senior packages that include graduation announcement cards and wallets (because we all know, that mom and dad will want to get wallets to family right?).
But what about sharing it online? No worries! Any images that you and your family purchase, I give you the matching digital so you can share it on Instagram, Facebook, wherever!
This one is important! Meet with your photographer before you decide on who you hire! Bring mom or dad with you and ask them questions. See if you guys get along and if you think you will be a good fit.
I meet with everyone before we schedule your photoshoot. At that time, you will get to meet me and we can chat, you can ask me any questions and I will ask YOU some too! I want to know how YOU want to be photographed, so I want you to share your ideas and we can plan an awesome Senior shoot!
While there are other things to keep in mind, I wanted to share with you some of the main things to keep in mind when looking for a Senior Portrait Photographer.
If you think I may be a great photographer for you, then let’s chat and schedule a consultation!
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