Are you considering hiring a professional pet photographer and overwhelmed by the options? Here are a few things to consider when selecting the right photographer for you and your pet.
How do you want your images to look and feel?
Do you prefer portraits captured outdoors or in a studio? Do you like colorful images or neutral tones? Check out photographers’ work and see whose style aligns with yours. When you feel a strong pull toward a certain photographer’s work, go with your gut!
Consider how long the photographer has been in business.
Often the client experience runs smoother for you and your pet with an established photographer. Testimonials and reviews will help give you a sense of the average client experience.
An established photographer will also have more consistent work.
Take a deep dive on the photographer’s website and socials to make sure you see good images of a variety of pets, breeds, number of pets in an image, etc. It is also important to observe if the pets look happy and engaged in the portraits and not nervous or scared.
Is the photographer an animal lover?
Do you feel like your pet would respond well to the photographer’s personality? Be sure to check that pets are one of the specialties of the photographer, with extensive galleries to back up this claim.
What plans do you have for your final portraits?
Having an idea of what you’d like to do with your portraits, helps in selecting a photographer than can fit your needs. If you want wall art, make sure that this is something your photographer offers! Or if you want digital images, make sure your photographer offers a digital package, etc.
I hope this post has given you a few things to think about when it comes to choosing a pet photographer for your pet!