Updated: Apr 12
Now that you’ve decided to invest in a professional personal branding photoshoot, naturally, you want to get the images you’re hoping for – this all starts with picking a photographer you can trust. But, if you’ve never done this before, how do you know who you can trust?
The following tips will help you pick a personal branding photographer that’s right for you.
Review Their Work.
So many people base their photographer choice on the opinions of others, but you are the one who needs to be happy with a photographer’s style. Reviewing a photographer’s portfolio is the first step in choosing someone you can trust. And if they don’t have a portfolio available online, or the portfolio is limited, that could be a major red flag.
Get In Touch with Them.
How a personal branding photographer communicates also matters. When you get in touch with them to find out about photo options, are they short or are they willing to speak to you to find out what you’re looking for?
Chat About Your Ideas.
Next, you want to talk to a photographer about your photo ideas, including poses. Are they trying to dictate what you should do based on what they want or are they taking your ideas into consideration when planning your shoot? This is a personal branding session, which means you need to have a big say during the planning process.
Mention Any Concerns.
If this is your first time in front of a professional camera, you might be feeling nervous and have a few concerns. The right photographer will be more than willing to discuss these with you because they want to make sure you feel comfortable and confident during your session.
Ask About Retouching.
Lastly, you want to ask your photographer about retouching. How much editing is done and does this align with what you want to achieve. Again, a trustworthy and professional photographer will take your needs into account, within reason.
Now that you know what basics to pay attention to, you are well on your way to finding a personal branding photographer you will want to work with over the long term.