I think many photographers think they know what their clients want.
The reason there is such a huge array of “MomTogs” out there is because they know what a mom wants as far as photos go.
I will be a bride someday soon (hopefully :)) and I know what I want out of my wedding photographer, but I want to know what you want.
I’m planning to “elope” soon. I put that in quotations, because it’s really going to be just our immediate family (hopefully) and us in Savannah GA. I get asked at least once a day what photographer will I use for my wedding.
I respond: “I have no clue”.
Here’s what I’m looking for:
-canon user (I’m biased)
-natural lighting or expert flash user (I hate shadows in photos)
-lots of color, not dull photos I’m over those
-not too trendy
-not a fisheye lens addict
-good eye for framing
-able to capture moments that I’d want to remember
-captures the details
-someone who listens and will do some traditional shots too
-someone always one step ahead
-innovative, do not want someone who mimics for a living
That’s pretty much what I’m looking for.
So what are you looking for? Be honest. Photographers need to know what their clients want from them.