How to Choose the Right Photographer for You
There are many reasons in life to hire a professional photographer such as:
your wedding day,
wanting to wedding photographers in New Jersey update your family photographs,
a special occasion or event.
In all cases it is very hard to know how to choose the best photographer for the best price. There are literally thousands of good photographers out there who will offer you the best but only one of them is the person who will be right for you. I am a professional photographer and I would like to share what I have learnt over the years.
First, you need to find a list of potential photographers. Ask your friends and family if they can recommend one, personal recommendations are invaluable. Search your local area for photographers on the internet or in your local directories. These days most reputable photographers have good websites with example photographs for you to browse through.
Once you have found a photographer with the style you like check to see if their prices are listed. Price is always a factor, especially these days. With regards to the pricing, what your see at first may not always be the actual price. Sites that state “prices starting from…” can be mis-leading. Make sure you get an accurate price on the photography you want. If you are not sure contact the photographer and ask for a complete price list. They should be able to provide this. If they don’t it is possible that you may be charged additional costs you have not thought of if you go ahead with them.
With your short list of photographers chosen, contact the photographer. You can do this however you feel comfortable. I recommend you telephone them and talk to them as this will be your first contact and can give you a greater insight into the photographer. If you are happy after first contact, you must meet your potential photographer.
When you meet a person there is always an initial feeling we have which is simply human nature. This is our inner self sub-consciously making a snap decision as to whether or not they like the person and can trust them. Most of us do not listen to this and wait for the person to sell themselves, but I do think you should listen to this inner voice. The instincts we are born with should not be under estimated, they have enabled civilisation to survive for centuries!