If you’re new to the area or are looking for photographers in CT for your family, here are a few tips on what to consider.
When selecting photographers in CT that matches your needs, it’s usually best to start with a wider search, then narrow your options down using criteria below.
Quality and consistency
If the photographer has social media or a website, take a scan of their recent work. While many will want to showcase their best work in a portfolio, keep in mind that it does not paint the entire picture. Look for their Facebook page or Instagram profile to see some recent posts. If there are no recent images being posted, that’s usually a red flag. If their website is outdated, that’s another red flag.
When scanning their recent work, look for quality that attracts you, as well a consistency in the quality. If one image is amazing but the next 10 are just “meh,” this may indicate that your photographs will be similar.
If you’re still not sure, ask the photographer for a sample gallery of a recent photography session to see what to expect from yours.
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- Newborn photography portfolio and information
- Maternity photography portfolio and information
- Family photography portfolio and information
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When looking for photographers in CT, it’s a good idea to gain perspective on the experience that photographer has. While longevity may play a part, consistency in work is even more important.
Another important factor when looking at the photographer’s experience is seeing if they are trained or have experience working with subjects that are similar to what your family represents. As an example, a wedding photographer might be amazing in a wedding setting but may not be the best choice for newborn photography. A senior portrait photographer might get amazing poses from teenagers, but may not know how to get a smile out of a toddler.
One other thing to keep in mind is that quite often the experience matches the price tag. If you’re looking for higher quality and experience, be prepared to spend a little more.
Did you know that Catherine King Photography has been featured on National Association of Professional Child Photographers, has won many awards including Best on the Shoreline, Best Baby Photo Awards, Best Awards for Photographers in the Field of Newborn Photography & Maternity Photography, Best Photographers on Hulafrog. Catherine King Photography is also featured as Best Maternity and Best Portrait photographer by Expertise. And recently Catherine King Photography newborn studio is proud to be recognized as a Master Newborn Photographer by NAPCP, a leader in professional child photography.
Personality also plays a part in selecting a photographer of your dreams. Keep in mind that this is someone who will be working with your family to capture the love you share.
Depending on your family dynamic and the type of photography you are looking for (maternity, newborn portrait, etc), you may to consider a photographer that will match your needs. Is this someone who will get down and play with the kids? Is it someone who will be patient when soothing the baby back to sleep?
As you’re narrowing down your search for photographers in CT, take a look at the reviews. Are there a lot of them? Do the clients seem to get similar experience? Do you relate to the comments posted?
The most common places to look for reviews is Google and Facebook.
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Now that you’re down to a handful of photographers in CT that match your style, it’s time to reach out. Availability plays an important role in selecting your photographer.
If you’re looking for a maternity or newborn photographer, it’s best to get started early, around the second trimester. If you’re looking for a portrait photographer, keep in mind that Fall is often a very busy season. If you want those gorgeous foliage photos or a weekend date, reach out as soon as possible, preferably in the summer. Weddings photographer may get booked a year or two in advance.
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Pricing to match your budget
Once you’re reached out to your photographer, it’s time to see if they match your budget. When setting a budget, consider what you value most. You may be able to hire your dream photographer that’s priced higher but choose a lower package they offer. Sometimes a few gorgeous images are more important than a large array of just “meh” photographs.
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