April 24, 2020
Did you click on this because you were like, whaaaaaaaaaaa??? I got your attention didn’t I? 😉 In no way am I saying to actually date your photographer.
Finding your photographer is like finding your perfect match, but not in a romantic way. But a relationship with your photographer should be similar to a romantic partner – trust, respect, honesty, and connection.
Have you ever dated someone and they promised all these things and you have created all the expectations in your head but they never follow through? Have you ever gone on a first date and there just isn’t a spark?
Yeah, me toooo sistaaa.
When searching for a photographer, it can be like sifting through online dating profiles. Their interests, what they like, and what you two have in common.
Here are some key questions to be asking yourself for whatever type of photographer you need:
Do I like their style of photos and editing? I personally believe that this is the #1 deal breaker on a photographer. What you see is *hopefully* what you are getting back. If you are looking for light and airy but stumble upon a dark and moody photographer, at the end of the day, you want to hire the photographer that can give you what you are looking for.
How are they treating you in the first email or two? Be careful and analyze your initial contact with each person. What are they doing for you? Have they already asked you for money within the first couple of emails when you’re still trying to decide on them or whether or not you even want photos right now? Are they actually being helpful and resourceful and are caring about *your* needs?
How are they responding? What’s their tone of voice? If they are trying to push you in one way or another you feel forced. You can tell if someone is just looking to make bank if they don’t ask you about your needs and wants. It is all about the communication and how much time and effort they are putting into you. If they sound irritated when you aren’t booking right away and you have expressed your needs and questions and they aren’t even answering it, red flags here people.
You need to express what your wants and needs are and see what they are doing to serve you. Did you need to hear this? Monica did.