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How to find the right photographer for your family.

On this page, I'll help you understand these elements:

+The right questions to ask your photographer

+ The benefits you should seek and downfalls you want to avoid

+ Making sure your family portraits turn out everything you hoped for.

1. Is it important to meet my photographer before my session?

Taking the time to meet your photographer is important because you get to see if they're the right fit for you and covering questions you may have. Have you ever felt awkward in front of the camera during a photo session. That's because you probably booked with your photographer without a meeting. It's kind of like going on a blind date. Meeting your photographer helps ease your session for many cases like this.

Meeting your photographer is also important because you will be able to see what products they offer, such as frames and albums. It’s impossible to judge the quality of these products through the internet, holding it in your hands and visualizing what you're getting gives you an idea what you're paying for

2. What kind of style photography do you do?

Many people automatically assume that owning any dslr camera, you are indeed a professional photographer. Some even know a few photographers that take beautiful landscape photography but that doesn't necessarily mean they take great portrait pictures. Some can do most areas but essentially there are many kinds of photography. This includes on location and studio photographers, they might not have all the equipment they need to capture the kind of photography you like. Make sure before meeting your photographer you know what style of pictures you like, natural light, studio with props, night photography etc.

3.. Do you have photoshop skills?

Asking your photographer if they use Photoshop on your pictures is important because there might be something you want them to do like removing blemishes. Photoshop requires skill and depends on if the photographer has mastered what you would like done in the pictures. Most photographers exercise their contrast, colors and enhancements but even the simple pictures could be tedious to add their creative effects and can become extremely time consuming. When investing in family portraits, think about the dedication and time the photographer spends perfecting the image to detail. If you are paying a bargain price for your pictures it's these details that get cut down on because it requires more time and effort.

4. Can you take pictures like this?

If there is something you don’t see in the photographer's work, bring a picture to ask if they can do something similar or give a general idea of what you want your pictures to look like.

Although pinterest gives many inspirations, don’t be upset if the pictures don’t turn out the exact same way. The purpose of hiring a photogr