• Bre

Steps to working with a photographer.

Updated: Feb 13, 2020

If you were to ask me to describe myself, I’d probably go for the easy answer (as I’m sure you don’t want to hear my 4 hour, 2 VHS Tapes worth dive into my trauma and life lessons). I am a self described Capricorn, workaholic who intertwines her work with her personal worth. But if you asked me if I was  a creative, my answer would be absolutely not. I never once have thought of myself as creative. I can find a problem, build a plan, or execute a project like no one’s business. But create something out of thin air? No thank you. 

When I first picked up a camera it was out of a desire to create. I didn’t know how I would create, or what it would look like, but I had a primal pull to create something. I would spend the weekends with my family going for drives and demanding they stop for any cute side road cow, barn, or flower. And each weekend I would find different ways to create my voice and find my style. Now, its been almost two year, with a number of photo shoots under my belt and I still wouldn’t describe myself as a creative, or a professional photographer. With each wedding, engagement, surprise proposal, or birthday party I am invited to photograph, I take with it the responsibility of capturing your most important moments. But when you get down to the very basic nature of it, photographers are artists. We capture the world the way we see it, always slightly through our own perception of the world. 

With all of that said, it is absolutely critical to follow these steps when booking with a photographer. 

1. Check out the photographer’s portfolio and social media. This will allow you to see their artistic style and whether or not that fits in with what you like. 

2.Request an estimate based on accurate provided information. (Hours, date, location, etc)Review their contract to ensure you are comfortable with everything they are laying out. 

3. COMMUNICATE - if there is a certain style of photography you like, certain shots you want capture be sure to outline that with your photographer. 

4. We will say this one again - COMMUNICATE - if you receive your final photos and they aren’t exactly how you wanted them be sure to reach out to the photographer with feedback to see if they’d make any editing changes for you.  At the end of the day, all we want to do is make you happy. So lets partner, become BFF’s and capture your most important moments. 

— Llamas & Elvis, Bre

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