If you’re planning a family photo session, you want to make sure that you choose a family photographer who will capture all your loved-up moments while making you feel at ease behind the lens. But with so many photographers out there, it can be tough to know where to start. 

In this blog post, I’m diving into a few tips to help you find the perfect photographer for your family photo session.

Check Out Their Portfolio

The first thing you want to do is check out the photographer’s portfolio. Look at their previous work and see if their style and aesthetic match what you’re looking for. Do they capture raw and natural moments? Do they pose their families? Or do they include a combination of both? 

Is their editing more on the warm side or the cool side? Do they use true-to-life colours? There’s no right or wrong, but you shouldn’t expect a photographer to edit in a different style than what they always edit in, so make sure you like it! 

And if you’re looking for a photographer who can turn your work into fine art prints, you’ll want to consider if this is part of their service or available as an add-on. 

As a rule of thumb, make sure you love their previous work before you choose to enquire with them!

Read Reviews

Next, read reviews from other families who have worked with the photographer. Were they easy to work with? Did they make the family feel comfortable and relaxed? Did they take the time to get to know the family and their personalities? These are important factors to consider when choosing a photographer.

Family photo session

Consider Personality

Speaking of personality, you want to choose a photographer who will make you and your family comfortable and at ease. You want someone who can make you laugh and capture those candid, loved-up moments. Make sure you have a good rapport with the photographer and feel comfortable communicating your needs and preferences. 

Psst: The ability to draw out those big smiles from even the littlest family member is what my clients love most about having me as their family photographer! 

Look for a Dog-Friendly Photographer

If you have a fur baby, make sure to choose a photographer who is dog-friendly and knows how to capture adorable moments with your pup. After all, dogs are part of the family too!

Dog-friendly photography

Ask About the Experience

Finally, don’t be afraid to ask about the photographer’s process and what to expect during the session. Do they seem excited about the session? Does it sound like they’ll bring their A-game? Make sure you feel confident and excited about the photographer’s approach before you say yes.

Choosing the right photographer for your family photo session is a big decision, but with these tips, you can find someone who will capture all your precious family moments.

Are you looking for a family photographer for your next photo session? I’d be delighted to be your pick! Enquire about a Family Photography Session with me and let’s capture your favourite moments together.


May 17, 2023

How to Choose the Best Family Photographer

Hannah Redman