When you have your child’s birthday party you are forced to play many roles. Mom, hostess, waitress and janitor just to name a few. That is a lot to have on your plate, and many times it’s easy to forget to capture those special wonderful party moments on film. That is why it is a great idea to hire a photographer to capture those moments for you!
Cat Dunbar of Cat Dunbar Photography & Graphic Design knows how important it is to find the right person to help you photograph the day so that you can relive it for years to come.
Cat has put together some guidelines for hiring a photographer for your child’s party:
- Choosing a Photographer: Staying within your budget is important but be sure you are attracted to a photographers portfolio, style and personality as well as their pricing. Did you get good vibes from your initial inquiry and follow ups? If not, do you really want this person at your child’s birthday party?
- Discussing details: Once you book a photographer, make sure you are on the same page when it comes to your expectations of the day. Communicate your thoughts regarding specific shots/moments you hope to be captured before the big day (especially if they are outside the standard cake/presents/guests etc).
- Make time for Portraits: Carve out 15-20 minutes for the photographer to take the guest of honor aside in some ideal light/background so you can get some nice clean shots of your little one on their big day!
- Don’t sweat it: Refer back to Tip #1…if you are comfortable with and trust your photographer, let them do their thang! After all, didn’t you hire them so you could enjoy the party and not have to worry about taking pictures?
As a matter of fact these tips can help you choose a photographer for any event you may be having. Happy choosing!