We all know how vital it is to capture those priceless family moments. Whether it’s welcoming a new baby, celebrating milestones, or just preserving a moment in time, family portraits are a beautiful way to make memories last.
Choosing a photographer that is the right fit for your family is the first step in ensuring that you have a great experience and love your new photos. With 100s of photographers across Houston, it can be overwhelming to sift through all the options and find the one. These are the top 5 things your should be considering when deciding the right one for you.
The Photographer’s Style
Your family is unique, and your family portraits should reflect that. So, the first thing to consider when choosing a photographer is their style. Take a look at their portfolio to make sure their artistic style matches the vision you have for your portraits. Whether you’re into light and airy, dark and moody, posed, lifestyle, studio, outdoors… finding a photographer whose style resonates with yours is a fantastic starting point.
We are a natural light studio know for our light, bright, and neutral aesthetic. We love honest connection over posed or forced moments.
Experience is a big deal in the world of photography. When choosing a photographer, consider their years in the business and how frequently they work with families like your’s. It’s not just about taking pictures; it’s about knowing how to manage family dynamics, negotiate with toddlers, and adapt to the curveballs that invariably arise.
I have been a photographer for 12 years, always working exclusively with babies and young families. I’ve lost exact count over the years, but I’ve easily photographed over 500 newborns and 1000s of baby and family sessions. There’s not a lot that could come my way during a session that I haven’t faced before.
The Services Offered
Are you a looking for someone to just snap a quick session and email you the finished gallery, or would you like a more concierge level of service to take on more of the planning for you? Typically higher levels of service come with higher price tag, but if your time is valuable it may be worth it to let someone else handle the details for you.
We are a full-service studio with no extra fees to take advantage of the services we offer. Included in each session is hair and make-up, wardrobe and styling, custom artwork design, and gallery wall installation. We make every effort to make your session experience as wonderful as the portraits themselves.
The Final Product
Consider what you desire in terms of the final product. Some photographers may provide only digital files, allowing you the flexibility to print on your own. Others may offer the option to order prints in an online gallery. For a more hands-on experience, look for a photographer who wants to guide you through the ordering process. This personalized assistance can make the transition from a photo session to tangible, cherished mementos a seamless and enjoyable journey, ensuring that you’re not just left with beautiful pictures but also with stunning finished products that you and your family will treasure for years to come.
We offer finished, tangible artwork for your home and specialize in custom designed and installed gallery walls. I know how easy it is to let digitals just sit on your computer collecting digital dust, despite your best intentions, so we walk you through the process to ensure your beautiful family is showcased in your home how you always imagined.
We all have a budget, whether large or small, and it’s important to understand your chosen photographer’s pricing. Quality photography is an investment, so take time to ask lots of questions and read through whatever pricing information is provided to you to ensure you understand fully before committing to a session.
Our session fee is $350 and clients typically invest $2000+ on their session for a collection of printed artwork and digital files. More detailed pricing information is provided by booking a phone consultation.
Making Every Moment Count
Choosing the right photographer for your family portrait session is all about creating a wonderful experience for you and your loved ones. It’s about more than just photos; it’s about capturing moments that will become cherished memories for generations.
So, take your time, do your research, and choose a photographer who not only understands your vision but also makes the process enjoyable. With the right photographer, you’ll have beautiful family portraits that tell your unique story.