For so many moms-to-be, maternity portraits are a milestone they’ve looked forward to since the start of their pregnancy or since they started planning their future family. But when it’s time to actually book your photo shoot, how do you choose the perfect photographer for you? As a Doylestown PA maternity photographer, I know the difference it makes when a photographer and a client are a great match, so I’m happy to share a few insights.
Find Your Style Soul Mate
As the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Photography is a very subjective art form and every photographer has their style and aesthetic sense. When you’re choosing your photographer, make sure to look through photographers’ portfolios and choose someone with the same taste and style as you. This way, you’ll be able to trust that if your photographer thinks a shot looks great, you probably will too!
Consider the Maternity Experience
Every photographer provides a different experience and type of service, and we want you to enjoy the experience as much as you enjoy your finished portraits. Like the artistic style, this is all a matter of personal preference. Some moms-to-be want an attentive, hands-on experience while others prefer convenience and efficiency. Choose a photographer whose process aligns with what you want.
Match Your Budget (But Invest in Quality)
Price is always a consideration, of course, and you need to choose a photographer whose price point makes you feel comfortable. At the same time, it’s important to treat your maternity photos like the investment they are and to avoid simply choosing the most inexpensive photographer you can find or making the price your top criterion. Maternity photography is all about preserving the memories of this fleeting yet monumental experience in your life, bringing your baby into the world, so it’s worth paying for quality.
Recommendations Always Help
It sounds simple but recommendations and reviews should always be part of your selection process. After all, what better way to find out what it will be like to work with a photographer than to hear it from someone who already has? If you have friends and family in the area who have had maternity photos taken, ask if there are any photographers they recommend. If not, online reviews from other clients are a great way to get insight into a photographer and the experience they provide.
Planning Your Bucks County Maternity Photo Shoot
As a maternity photographer, I know the difference it makes when my client and I are a good fit and have the same vision for their portraits, and there’s no substitute! Let’s chat to find out if I’m the photographer for you. Contact Samantha Wilson Photography to book your photo session or to chat about what you’re looking for in your maternity portraits.