Top Five Things To Look For When Hiring A Photographer

Author: Haley Wheeler Photography | | Categories: Actor Headshots , Advertising Photography , Business Headshots , Corporate Headshots , Creative Photography , Event Photographer , Family Portraits , Marketing Photography , Portraits


With the right photographer, you’ll have a beautiful set of pictures that are each worth a thousand words. However, with the wrong photographer, you could end up with images that lack emotion, are taken from the wrong angle, or not have any pictures of some of the most critical parts of the event. 

Having the right photographer at your wedding or event allows you to focus on having a good time, with the knowledge that all your memories will be captured. Moreover, the right professionals can single-handedly plan, photograph, and edit with efficiency, which makes selecting an event photographer a vital decision. 

With so many photographers to choose from, it’s essential to understand what to look for in a professional. To help simplify your search and select a professional based on their strengths, here’s a list of the top five things to look for when hiring a photographer.

1. Experience.

It takes years of experience for a photographer to create an identity for themselves. Highly sought-after photographers have honed their skills through training and consistent practice over the years. When hiring a photographer, it is recommended to ask them about their past training and years of expertise. 

2. Specialization.

To bring your ideas to life, it is best to hire a photographer who specializes in your area of requirement. Ask to see their portfolio or past work to check whether their style complements your vision. 

3. Cost.

The photographer’s fees will depend on factors such as expert level, hours of coverage, equipment used, and so on. You need to find a photographer that offers quality work at a reasonable rate so that you don’t overshoot your budget. Get quotes from several photographers and choose one that fits your theme and budget. 

4. Availability.

The location for your shoot and the time of appointment must be compatible with your photographer’s schedule and any other commitments that you may have. You can discuss the shoot location and time before enlisting their services to avoid issues.

5. Equipment.

Your photographer must have the latest equipment required to capture high-quality footage. They must also have additional equipment like a tripod, light stands, modifiers, backdrop, etc., to complete your project.

If you’re looking for a headshot, portrait and event photographer in Toronto, Ontario and the surrounding areas, reach out to Haley Wheeler Photography. I am a freelance professional photographer with more than four years of experience in the industry and have a degree in creative photography. I provide portrait, headshot, model comp card, product marketing, and event photography services and have a trail of happy customers. I have worked for brands like Presto, Blue Mountain, Campbell’s, and Skittles.

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