Tips for Picking the Right Family Photographer

Family, Maternity, Newborn

There are so many photographer to chose from, so how do you know how to pick the right family photographer for your family.

Each photographer and business is different in the way they shoot, edit and the packages they offer. For example, do you want light and airy photos, vibrant colors, moody, lots of black and whites? Are you looking for just digital images or do you want print products included? Do you want someone who is there to help and guide you leading up to the session?

Here are my top tips to consider when you are looking for the right family photographer for your family.

Connecting with You & Their Artistic Style:

  • Find a photographer who takes in interest in who you are. I start each inquiry, will a call to learn about your ideas and need and tell you about my artistic. I take time to ask questions about your family to to help create a vision for the shoot and capture the things you want to remember.

  • View previous work from photographers to see that their work matches the vision you have in mind. Each photographer has a certain artistic style and each varies in their shooting and editing styles.

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What’s Offered with Your Purchase? – Print Products Add Value to Your Investment & Experience:

  • Photographs are created to be printed and passed down throughout the generations. With our busy lives, it’s easy to let your images stay in an online gallery or only printed for you Christmas card. As your photographer, I’m here to help you figure out what to with those images, so they have a place besides your computer and phone.

  • Each full session with Meredith Green Photography comes with an heirloom album, so years from now you will remember this phase. Mini sessions also come with an 8×10 fine art print.
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What Happens Once You Book A Photo Session:

  • After you book a family photo session, there’s still work to be done. You have to plan outfits, prepare your kids, and making sure your house is ready if you’re shooting at your home. To help you prepare and feel ready for the session, once a session is booed, you receive a Session + Style Guide with lots of tips and suggestions so you have guidance leading up to the session.
  • I’m always available for clients to answer questions, share outfit inspiration ideas, work around any weather or sickness issues that come up, and help you feel prepared and confident walking into the session.
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What’s It Like at the Photo Session?

  • The day of the session can feel stressful as you try to get everyone ready and out the door, or pickup last minute around the house. Once you show up, parents should get to relax and let the photographer lead the way.
  • At my family photography sessions, you can breath easy knowing I’m here to do the work the day of the session! Your job is to have fun with your family. Kids are smart and can pick up on when we are stressed. However, they can also tell when parents are feeling playful and that energy can transform a session. Since I’m not your kids’ parent, they often are willing to go along with my suggestions. Plus, I have plenty of tricks up my sleeve for kids who need time to warm up.

Meredith Green Photography’s Approach:

I hope these tips help you in your quest on how to pick the right family photographer.

As your photographer, I’ll take great care of you and your family! From the first consultation to preparing for a photo session to the big photo reveal. You can relax and enjoy a photoshoot and capture this special phase to remember years from now. Don’t wait. Now is all we have and you won’t regret having photos of this phase to enjoy for a lifetime.

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Let’s Start Planning Your Family Photo Session

Pregnant and expecting?! Is your child growing quickly and you want to freeze this phase?! Or maybe you want updated family photos, but think you have to wait until next fall (you don’t!). Contact me and let’s start planning today. I’ll help you plan what to wear for family photos! 😉

In the meantime, check out more of my family photography work.

Meredith Green Photography specializes in maternity, newborn and family photography. I’m based in Fort Worth, TX and serve the DFW metroplex. My work captures the joy of family and the details you won’t want to forget…their little toes, those curls, that look, the snuggles! I’ve been working with families just like your for over nine years. I’m here to make your session easy and your experience memorable! I look forward to hearing from you!

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