Choosing a Photographer – The Final Step
People are constantly looking for photographers here in the Philadelphia area, most for business/work purposes or because they want to get into the acting/modeling business. There are countless other scenarios (book covers, website bio page pictures, dating sites, and Linkedin to name a few) that have allowed me to stay busy and create a full time career. While I know I’m fortunate, I also know this happened for me because I honed my craft over time to get the best out of people.
But just like every other successful photographer anywhere in the world, I still get tons of phone calls and email contacts from people who never end up booking a shoot. Why is this? I used to believe that people simply were shopping around for the cheapest price (something I would NOT recommend doing by the way…you get what you pay for.) After doing this for many years, I don’t believe that is the sole reason people can’t get themselves into any photographers appointment book. The real reason? They get cold feet. This is because:
1. They are inundated with too many photographers to choose from, get overwhelmed, and ultimately choose no one.
2. People are naturally nervous, uncomfortable, and self-conscious about getting their photos taken with a complete stranger.
So let me make it easy for you by saying this: If you are in the market to update your head shots and are unsure as to which photographer you should choose, not only should the photographer that you choose produce exceptional photos, they should also understand what it’s like to be on the other side of the camera just like you. I was a professional actor for 10 years, and I had my head shots taken by photographers many, many times. Some good, most bad. I strive to obviously not only be a good photographer, but someone who excels at getting you comfortable during the process. I achieve this by not only producing exceptional head shots, but I also will coach you through the session the entire time, regardless if it’s your first time or not. That’s the mark of a great photographer: the ability to control the session so that you’re not thinking about it. It just happens, and before you know it it’s done.
The first step in moving forward is to pick up the phone and simply call me, because if you don’t do that, then nothing is going to be achieved anyway. Look at the people in my portfolio, and look at how comfortable and confident they look.
I can get you through it effortlessly, but you have to make the first push.