Event Photographer

There are many reasons in life to hire a professional photographer such as:

  • your wedding day,
  • wanting to update your family photographs,
  • a special occasion or event.

In all cases it is very hard to know how to choose the best photographer for the best price. There are literally thousands of good photographers out there who will offer you the best but only one of them is the person who will be right for you.

First, you need to find a list of potential photographers. Ask your friends and family or browse our directory..

Most reputable photographers have good websites with example photographs for you to browse through.

Once you have found a photographer with the style you like check to see if their prices are listed. Price often seems to be a factor. With regards to the pricing, what your see at first may not always be the actual price. Make sure you get an accurate price on the photography you want. If you are not sure, contact the photographer and ask for a complete price list. They should be able to provide this.

With your short list of photographers chosen, contact the photographer. You can contact the photographers directly through the Showporium marketplace, simply browse their profile and click on “Reply to Listing” and message them as this will be your first contact and can give you a greater insight into the photographer.

After the initial contact you should be in a position to make an informed and good decision on choosing your photographer.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY – If you are choosing them for your wedding day remember that they will be with you on one of the most important days of your life and will be capturing the moments that you will enjoy forever. It is a magical day and you must have absolute confidence that your photographer will deliver the style of photography you want and complete it in a time and fashion that you want. You do not want to spend hours on your wedding day having your photographs taken as you will want to spend time celebrating with your friends and family.

Photo credit: Daniel Suarez Photography

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY – Choosing a photographer for your family portraits is very personal as you are inviting them to share a family moment which will be fun and full of smiles. If you are going to their studio you must be sure they have the facilities that you require and that you and your family will be relaxed and therefore looking fantastic for your photographs. If they are coming to your home with their mobile studio, you must trust that they will not only take fantastic family portraits of you and your family but also trust that they will respect your home. Family portraits are great fun to have taken and are beautiful to hang on the walls but to get those perfect pictures you must be relaxed in the environment the photographs are taken and relaxed with your photographer especially if you have younger children.

Photo credit: Nathan Bingle Photography

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY – Whether it is a corporate event, a formal event or a family party, your event photographer will be there taking lots of photographs capturing the event as it happens. Be sure to find a photographer with the style of photography you want to capture the event and be confident that the photographer will be able to deliver. It is not simply a case of running around taking lots of photographs, the photographer will need to be on the ball throughout the event without getting in the way of any of the proceedings. A good event photographer is one who takes lots of photographs but after the event you don’t remember seeing very much! Testimonials and examples will help make a decision when selecting an event photographer.

Photo credit: Burwood Council

Finally, do not spend more than you want to. There is someone out there who will deliver all you want for the price you want. Shop around. Be sure you get the images in the format you want them and be sure this is agreed before you hire the photographer.


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