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Finding your Family Photographer in Bend, OR
I’m sure the task of finding your ideal family photographer in Central Oregon can feel a little overwhelming. But, please don’t let those feelings of angst stop you from investing in your family photos and memories! It doesn’t have to be the staggering task that you think it is. Below I have shared a few simple recommendations to help make this experience a little less daunting. In no time, i’m sure you’ll discover that finding your ideal family photographer in Bend, OR (or anywhere for that matter) is easier than you originally thought!
Who is the ideal Photographer for you and your household?
This question is very important when thinking about the experience and final product you are interested in. Do you want many photos where the entire family is looking at the camera? Or do you want a number of interactive lifestyle like photos? Do you care about the light, colors and tones the photographers style of editing favors? Or are you more interesting in their style of prompting and posing? Maybe you didn’t even know these were things you could consider! But, below i am giving you a number of specific ideas to think about while conducting your search. Let’s dig in!
Find a family photographer in any location (including Bend, Oregon)
If you’ve made it to this blog post, you’ve started some kind of research. If you’re still struggling, here are a few tips to apply to your search:
Brainstorm what your ideal experience + end result might be. Consider how you want to feel during this entire experience and what you want as a deliverable product. Do you need to be able to form a bond/connection with your photographer? Or is the final result all that matters? Do you want many photos where the entire family is looking at the camera? Or do you want a number of interactive lifestyle like photos? Do you care about the light, colors and tones the photographers style of editing favors? Or are you more interested in their style of prompting and posing? These are things to consider when you begin your search. Read potential bend family photographers FAQ pages and Contact/Get to know me page. This will be important when you look at potential photographers blog posts, social media pages and past session gallery pages as well. Have a general idea of what you are looking for, then begin your search!
Use an online search engine, focusing on your important key words. Now that you have an idea of what you’re looking for, start plugging those details into your favorite search engine. Use geographical locations, emotive photography descriptors, color + tone editing styles and then some! Using the search bar, plug in things that describe your desired experience. “Joyful Family Photographer Near Me”, “Lifestyle Family Photographer in Bend, Or”, “Colorful Family Photos in Bend”, etc. Now, I know it’s not always as simple as just “plugging it into google”. There are so many fabulous resources about how to use google search to it’s highest potentional, but check out this super interesting video to help take your google searches even further: 10 Google Search Tips to Help You Find Exactly What You Want.
Read online reviews from past clients of potential family photographers near you. Once you’ve started your search and narrowed down a few photographers you’d be interested in chatting with, read the reviews! How have other families experiences with this photographer been? Have they shared google images you can preview? Based on the experiences of others, you’ll gain an even better idea about each potential photographer.
Use different social media platforms to round out your search! Lots of potential Bend Family Photographers may only have social media presence. If that’s a platform you’re comfortable using, use it! Using similar tactics from tip #2, check out photographers on your favorite social media platform using your key words. Don’t forget about keyword hashtag searches also! This is also another great way to visualize editing style and posting and promoting style for potential photographers.
Ask trusted family + friends for recommendations. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the options out there, don’t forget that you’re closest friends and family are an amazing resource as well! Ask them for possible leads and they might just surprise you with a great photographer!
Start reaching out to potential photographers and ask all the questions! Research can only get you so far. It is such a fabulous way to start the journey, but connecting with your ideal photographer will yield far more meaningful results. Don’t be afraid to fill out inquiry forms and start the conversation. Call me old fashioned, but there has never been a time I would choose solely reading FAQ docs over actually talking to a person in real time and getting my questions answered! Can i get an amen?!
Booking your Families Photographer
Like i said above, just reach out and say hello! It’s a zero pressure experience when you inquire with me here! The most important thing is to get the conversation started. This way I can answer any and all questions that you might have! I am absolutely looking forward to chatting with you further!
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I am here for your fabulous family pictures, weddings, as well as senior portraits. I'm a photographer based in Bend, Oregon, but have been known to travel World Wide for amazing projects + puppy breath!!! Oh, and tell your dog I said, Hi!
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