Family Time

by Douglas Hoffman on July 12, 2021

Traveling after the pandemic is something many families are looking forward to do. People want to have incredible experiences and create life long memories. With time on vacation short, a week goes by in the blink of an eye. So remember to hurry up slowly, and enjoy the moments. Remember that the boat trips, horse rides, surf lessons are fun but time together is priceless.

There is no better time to have professional portraits created than when on vacation. Since commissioning a family portrait is not something people do frequently having an idea of what is desired will make the process much easier. For example do you want one great portrait for the wall in the family home or a combination of different poses, images for holiday cards, senior portraits,& pictures for the staircase? Knowing what you want makes shopping for the right photographer easier.

Here is a short list of questions to ask perspective photographers besides how much does it cost, that will help you in the selection process.

How long have you been in business? Keep in mind that the fees charged reflect experience and skill, and those with less experience charge less.

Did you study photography? While a formal education is not required to be a good photographer it does show commitment, and desire to excel at their craft.

Do you have testimonials available online? Knowing if expectations were met and how clients feel about the services received speaks volumes.

What camera and lighting equipment do you bring to the session? An experienced professional will have back up gear, and off camera lighting. Things happen and having a back up can save the day.

Do you have required insurance, and permits? Following the rules and regulations of state and local regulations provides confidence and credibility.

The answers to these questions will help families find the right photographer for their needs and budget.