Whether you’re expecting a new baby, are having a family reunion, or just need a gift for that special someone, a Vancouver portrait photographer can produce unique and creative art work that you will treasure for years to come!
The best way to start looking for your portrait photographer is to talk to friends and family – referrals are best! If you don’t know anyone who has used the services of a Vancouver portrait photographer lately, ask recently married friends – chances are, their wedding photographer might also provide portrait photography. If you still can’t get any leads, there’s always good old Google! Try searching for “Vancouver portrait photographer” you’ll get pages of hits. Start going through the websites and see who’s work stands out for you.
As with wedding photography, you’ll find a wide variety of styles among Vancouver portrait photographers. Some will shoot exclusively on location, some shoot only in studio – these two approaches produce very different images, both in look and feel. Generally an on-location portrait session will produce a more natural, relaxed feel to the images, as these are often done outside at a park, beach, marina, urban setting, etc. An in-studio shoot is generally more formal, and there are less options for creative posing due to the restricted environment.
Once you’ve found a photographer who’s work you enjoy, contact them for more information regarding their portrait sessions. Some questions you might want to ask:
-What is your session fee and what does it include?
-How many people are allowed to participate in the session?
-Do you have some good location ideas?
-Do you have suggestions for what to wear?
-(if it’s an outdoor session) What do we do if it rains?
-What is the best time of day to do our session?
-What products do you offer?
Once you’ve found the perfect Vancouver portrait photographer and scheduled your session, relax, have fun, and enjoy the shoot!