Who are the most Recommended Photographers?

Looking for a Photographer for a Shoot?

It is that time of the year when you have vivid foliage and pleasant weather, the perfect season for a photoshoot. You’re probably looking for the right photographer, but it doesn't come easy unless you personally know someone that you can trust.

When you do your initial research online, you are inundated with so many recommendations and so many choices; it gets confusing. There are a lot of amazing photographers, but there are also a lot of not-so-good ones.

So, how do you choose? What do you base your choice? What questions should you ask before hiring a photographer?

Newborn baby photography

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Take these steps to find the right Photographer

There are several areas, fields or types of photography but knowing the photographer's specializations will help trim down your choices.

Below are some of the areas of photography and their descriptions to help in your selection:

Family Photography

Normally covers from maternity, newborn, children, senior and family portrait (can be indoor or outdoor).  Schools often use family photographers to do school photographs.

Fashion Photography

Generally very creative since its primary purpose is to sell a product or service. In this genre of photography, it involves much teamwork between the owner of the product/service, the photographer and the model.

Portrait Photography

According to Wikipedia, this is the photographing of a person or group of people that capture the personality of the subject(s) by using effective lighting, backdrops, and poses.

A portrait picture might be artistic, or it might be clinical, as part of a medical study. The headshot is a specific portrait where

Conceptual or Fine Arts Photography

Think of this as several photographs that convey the photographer's story that he/ she wanted to share.  The photos are mostly about showing emotions, important ideas, and creativity.

Fantasy Photography

This is really cool if you are looking for something to capture your imaginations and fantasies. You or your kid might want to be a mermaid or ride a unicorn, or out of the ordinary imaginations you have, like maybe cuddle a lion. Photographers in this genre achieve fantasy style by using both real-life costumes, makeup, props and combined it with post-processing. How cool is that!

There are too many to describe, but other genres include Aerial Photography, Food photography, Photojournalism, Travel or Wildlife Photography, etc.


Ask friends, or in this case, you can check our list below.

Asking friends and family or a reputable online group for a referral can be of significant help in getting your search started. When you have a list of your top choices, then you can take a look into their services, and begin eliminating those who aren’t a good fit.

Call and do interviews

There are no right or wrong questions, but these few questions may guide you in picking the right one:

  • How long you've been in the business?
  • Do you have any professional certifications?
  • What kind of equipment or gear do you use?
  • How would you describe your style of photography?
  • What exactly is included in your packages?
  • How many hours for the entire photoshoot?
  • How much do you charge for overtime?
  • How long does it take to get the photos?

Pick your Photography Style

You may think that this is not a necessary step in hiring a photographer especially if you just want a straightforward family photoshoot, but this is important since your photos may not look like what you are expecting it to be. You don't have to narrow in on one style since most photographers can do a mix of different styles. You have to know what you like to make sure you get on photographers who can do it.  However, if you leave everything to the photographer, then you can skip this step.

Do your homework

After doing the interviews, take time to check the websites and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest) and read reviews and testimonials about them.

You should be able to see some sample of photos which will give you an idea of the photographer's style. Also, the website design will surely show the photographer's personality, and you should be able to get a good feel about the photographer.

Once you have decided the right photographer for you, you may also discuss essential details before the scheduled photo shoot like the location, the wardrobe, the props if you want to bring or if he can provide some and of course, the contract.

Check out the best locations for outdoor photoshoots in and around Plano.

Below are the Plano Moms' most recommended photographers in the area:

  • L&I.T Photography
  • Grundmann Photography
  • Love Laughter and Photos
  • Whitney Hoosier photography
  • Api Leuridan Photography
  • JE Photography
  • Matt Gore Photography
  • Amber Damour Photography
  • Mehreen Rizvi Photography
  • Purple Lilies Photography
  • AKA photography
  • Ellman Photography
  • The Modern Image
  • Lorena Burns Photography
  • Michael Noyes Photography
  • Lisa Renee' Photography
  • Amy Parks Photography
  • Gingersnap Photographs
  • Cynthia Anne Photography
  • Christie Gare Photography LLC
  • E4C Photography
  • Carissa Dee Photography
  • Malarie Hall Photography
  • Keli Melo Photography
  • Dahlias and Daisies Designs
  • Brandi Thompson Photography
  • Zim - Decor.Photo.Film
  • Happy Hubbub Photography
  • Kelly Knight Photography
  • Hannah Hays Photography
  • 4 Eyez Photo & Video
  • Kevin James McCrea Photography
  • Snapberry Photographs
  • Katie Hill Photography
  • Brittnie Renee Photography
  • Courtney Morgan Photography
  • Rose Webb Photos
  • Alicia Chapman Photography
  • Summer Jackman Photography
  • Stacie Tatum Photography
  • Lisa Michelle Photography
  • Melissa Marciszko Photography
  • Alison Moreno Photography

How did you choose yours? Who is your favorite? Let us know here

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Call me BonBon, I am a Mom of 2 kids, a family travel blogger and a travel advisor. My family loves to discover new places, near and far. And we love to inspire families to travel more, to get out of their comfort zone and explore this wonderful world. Check out my blog for travel inspirations http://www.bon-bonvoyage.com/

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