Hiring the right Oahu photographer can be tricky when doing so long distance. You ask friends and family, you search reviews but how can you be sure you’ve made the right choice.
Everyone wants to look their best when having their photo taken.
Everyone wants a photographer they can trust to meet their expectations.
Suppose you plan to propose to your significant other or plan a family vacation and want to hire the right family photographer. In these cases, you are looking for a professional photographer to help you plan and capture the surprise moment and your Hawaii vacation memories.
How can you tell the difference between a good photographer and a great one?
I thought I would share a few tips you need to help you hire the right photographer.
What Is The Photographer’s Specialty and Experience?
One of the most important things to look for when hiring the right photographer in Oahu is expertise.
There are THOUSANDS of photographers in Hawaii, and all have different specialties, levels of experience, and expertise.
Photographers specialize in all aspects of photography including, people photography, product photography, event photography, wedding photography, to name a few.
Some photographers prefer to work with natural lighting conditions, while others use strobes to enhance their images. I tend to offer both during my sessions. On the other hand, some of my clients prefer the available light look while others prefer strobes during a session.
I am a people and on-location photographer. It’s what I have always been. My mobile studio specializes in headshots. I also provide services for business branding and environmental portrait.
I am known for capturing natural, spontaneous moments during my couples, family, and senior portrait photo session.
I work towards getting the money shot.
The money shot is a remarkable photo of a significant, impressive, or memorable picture or scene.
When hiring a photographer, be sure to look for a professional who can capture everything you envision. Make a list of must-have photos.
Choose an Oahu Photographer with at least 3 – 5 years of experience.
Asking Family and Friends for Recommendations?
When hiring the right photographer in Oahu, start by asking your friends and family for recommendations. They may know or have even worked with a reputable, first-rate photographer during their visit to Oahu, Hawaii, that can deliver and meet your expectations.
You can also go online to search sites for reviews and testimonials to learn about the photographer’s quality of work and reputation.
Once you have done your research, create a shortlist of preferred photographers that interest you. View their Portfolios, read their reviews, photography rates, and follow up with an email and a phone call.
Professional Oahu photographers have a collection of their work, whether on an online portfolio, website, blog, or social media page.
Ask yourself which photographers you can identify with that can capture your Hawaii Memories?
Some of my clients prefer shooting posed, traditional, and formal pictures, while others prefer a more candid look. I try to give a little of both during my sessions.
When hiring the right long-distance photographer, make a list of questions you plan to ask before the Interview.
Interview the photographers on your preferred list. Consult with the potential photographers about your needs, express your thoughts during the consultation. So you are both on the same page about what you want.
Pay attention to the questions the photographers ask you. They should be thorough as they gather information about your budget, style, personality, and overall end goal.
You can find many questions and answers for your Interview on the FAQ page of my Oahu photography website.
I hope you found this page helpful!
Have a happy memorable visit to the islands!