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Olympia Photography: How To Find The Right Photographer For You

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When you’re searching for a photographer for a family, maternity, or newborn Olympia Photography session, there are a lot of factors to consider. What style of photography do you like best? Do you want creative control, or do you want a photographer to take the lead? Do you know what you want to wear? These are just a few examples of questions to consider when you are searching for the right photographer for you. 

As a seasoned Olympia & Seattle photographer, here are the key points I think are important to consider when you are looking for a photographer to work with. 

How To Find The Right Photographer

What kind of experience are you looking for with a photographer?

How much do you value the experience of the photographer and session itself? Here are a few things to consider: do you want full creative control and a person to show up where and when you ask to just take photos of what you want? Or would you like the photographer to take care of all of the details of the session for you? How are your kids with other people? Do you need someone with a ton of experience with children? Do you know what you want to wear? Does the photographer offer artwork for you to choose from? 

Salt and Ink Photography is a full service, stress free luxury experience. I blend your most precious moments with light and emotion and take care of every detail, from our initial meeting to creating & delivering timeless custom artwork.

What photography style calls to you for your family photos?

Our area is full of talented photographers, so how do you choose what you like best in terms of style? Well, think about what you want to do with these photos. First, are they going on your walls in your home? Next, what is the overall style of your home? When you look at the photographer’s images, visualize your own family in the images, on your walls, and that might help you determine if you truly love the artist’s work. 

At Salt and Ink Photography, my style is natural and organic, with unscripted moments that tell your family’s authentic story. Your gallery will be full of soft, dreamy, candid images to preserve even the smallest of details in this season of life. 

Studio vs Outdoor Session? What’s best for you?

Do you want your session in a studio or would you prefer an outdoor session? Your home aesthetic may be a deciding factor, but in reality, this circles back to experience. Remember that it’s not just a camera and person to click the photo that makes a portrait what it is. Not just anyone can show up to a location and recreate an image you found online. My advice? Find a photographer that has plenty of examples in a location, outdoors or in a studio space, that you love. 

Salt and Ink Photography offers both outdoor sessions and studio portraits. My minimalist photography studio is bright and airy with simple setups so you + your babies are the focus of every image. The space is inviting and has everything a client could need, from wardrobe, to snacks, and everything in between.  

Of course, there are other factors to consider when you are learning how to find the right photographer for you, but as a mom of four and Seattle family photographer with over a decade of experience, I know without a doubt that you will have a much better experience if you take these tips to heart when you are searching for a photographer for a Seattle or Olympia photography session. 

If you are a mom currently searching for a photographer for your newborn or family photos, I would love to share more information with you about my full-service, luxury photography experience. Get in touch with me by filling out my contact form or learn more about the investment first here.

Salt and Ink Photography is a luxury photographer focusing on documenting milestones for growing families in Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Puyallup, and surrounding cities.

The first step in reserving your Olympia photography session is to send an inquiry through my website. Simply fill out my contact form and I’ll be in touch with your investment guide & to schedule a consultation!

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Hi I'm lENA

Welcome to the blog, a place for helpful parenting resources and planning tips for couples. Stay a while and say hello!

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