I hear very often from clients that choosing a photographer is a daunting task. They are intimidated by the steep prices of most photographers, and not getting exactly what they need from the photographer they hire.
When I speak with my clients, I reassure them that I will make sure I know a few very important things about their photography needs. First I make sure I know what exactly they need, are they looking for an involved photography session where many people, outfit changes, or a long period of time is required? Or do they need something more simple, maybe just an hour or two of photographing, just a simple portrait. Are they looking for luxurious editing, or hardly any editing at all? I need to know the answers to all these details in order to get them exactly what they are looking for.
Another thing that is crucial is their price range. Many people looking to hire a photographer want the quality work but cannot pay couture prices. Although I believe an artist with a talent should charge what they are work, I also believe that someone should be able use their budget for exactly what they can afford. Many clients are having weddings and they cannot pay thousands of dollars for their photography. So I work with their budget and get them a reasonable amount of work for what they can afford.
When you are choosing a photographer make sure the person you choose is willing to talk to you about your details. Make sure they have questions, and make sure they understand what
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