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Are you planning on hiring a Carmel family photographer to document your precious memories? If so, asking the right questions before making your final decision is essential. Here are five questions that you should consider asking your potential family photographer. Read on for more information!
5 Questions to Ask Your Carmel Family Photographer
1. In what type of photography do you specialize?
Believe it or not, not all photographers photograph everything. For example, a photographer who photographs weddings may or may not also photograph seniors or newborns. The equipment, posing techniques, and more are different for each photographer’s specialty. You want to find a Carmel Indianapolis family photographer skilled and experienced in photographing families.
2. Do you have a client closet or provide styling assistance?
Clothing choices significantly impact the look and feel of your photos. A client closet is a collection of wardrobe pieces, usually dresses for women, that clients can borrow to wear for their session. Styling assistance is when the photographer helps you coordinate outfits among multiple family members. Some of the perks of working with me as your Carmel family photographer is complimentary borrows from the client closet wardrobe and styling assistance for the entire family. This allows you to put the additional budget for clothing into your photography budget. Below are just a few examples of the dresses for moms in my client wardrobe!
3. Do you offer digital files or printed artwork?
Many photographers offer digital files, printed artwork, or both after each family photo session. A professional photographer’s print lab provides the best of the best in photo printing and is the top choice for heirloom artwork for your walls and albums. Printing yourself at your local drug store will not be as high-quality as a professional print lab. Or worse, we intend to do something with the digital photographs but never get around to it. I believe purchasing digital files and printed artwork from your Carmel family photographer is essential, allowing you to enjoy the photos daily. That’s why I offer custom design & ordering appointments to help you choose your artwork.
4. Do you have photography locations around Carmel in mind?
A professional family photographer will have locations pre-selected and vetted for the best family photos possible. To provide consistency, I have a few places I use to photograph families. Before I use a new location, I will always scout the location to ensure it fits my aesthetic and lighting priorities. When you book a session with me, we will discuss the look you’re going for in your photos, and I’ll recommend the perfect location for us to use.
5. Do you have a membership?
Many family photographers will offer a membership plan for those wanting regular family photos, especially young families where the babies and children that grow and change fast! It is a great way to document a family’s life and memories together. Plus, you get to know the photographer well, allowing everyone to feel comfortable and relaxed during the photo sessions. My VIP membership includes 3-4 sessions in 18 months with a savings of $600-1000.
Carmel Family Photographer
If you’re looking for a Carmel family photographer, ask these questions to ensure you find the perfect fit for your needs. Photographers are storytellers, and the photos they take of your family will last a lifetime. Please make sure you choose someone who understands your unique story and can document it beautifully. Are you ready to book your session? Click here to contact me today or view my family gallery here. Furthermore, continue reading:
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Till next time,
Owner & Photographer
Aleah Gregory is an Indianapolis newborn photographer serving Westfield, Zionsville, Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, and central Indiana. Aleah specializes in maternity, newborn, baby, & family photography. Contact her to book a session!
Aleah is an inclusive photographer and does not discriminate based on race, gender, sex, orientation, religion, culture, or appearance. Love is love!
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