If you have a birthday party coming up, you undoubtedly have been thinking about the overall planning night and day. You want to make the party something special for sure and you feel like you are headed in the right direction. But there is one detail that you have not squared away as of yet. Who will take pictures during the event? We realize that you may have offers from Aunt Sally or Cousin Vinny but we urge you to take a step back and consider this decision very seriously. If you are going to go through all of the trouble and money to create the absolute best party experience possible, why not make sure that everything that happens will be captured in an equally quality fashion? Remember, birthdays are some of the best moments of childhood and you want to be able to look back on them with pride and enjoy the memories. But it won't be as enjoyable if the pictures were not captured in a high quality way. A professional knows the angles to be at, what kind of lighting to make sure of, and when to snap the picture. And let's be clear, when we are talking about a professional, we are talking about someone experienced in taking pictures at children's parties. Of course, a side benefit of hiring a professional is that you will be able to concentrate on the other party details without worrying about whether everything is being captured as it needs to be. So, make an investment today and we can assure you that you will be more than happy with your decision. We have provided you with a guide that we are confident will lead you to the right professional for you and your birthday party.
Here is where the nitty gritty research begins. The Dallas area has some amazing children's photographers, you just need to weed through a lot of candidates to get to those. We suggest that you start your search by tapping into the world wide web. Do a Google search for “children's photographers in the Dallas area.” We realize that you will get back a long list of potential candidates. Start clicking on each one and read about the equipment they use and the experience they have. Also, make sure that you check out their portfolio of pictures from past events. If you take a liking to any candidate, jot their name and contact information down. Also, don't neglect to talk to your family, friends and coworkers to see if they have ever hired a photographer for a children's event. If they have, find out if the person is worthy of talking to. Take your list and find out which ones are available on your date. Setup interview times for those that are.
Now, it is time to grill each candidate so you can pare down your list to the one candidate that you want at your party. Keep in mind that price is not the only consideration, you want things done in a quality way. Find out how long they have been doing children's photography. How many birthday parties have they recorded in the past? Are they used to working with a certain size group? Can they provide you with references that you could speak with? What kind of equipment do they use? Do a bit of research and find out if it is professional grade. How much do they charge and do they offer package rates? If they do, make yourself familiar with everything included in each package and decide which one would be best for you. And don't neglect to listen to your gut. Sometimes your decision will just come down to how you feel about a candidate, provided they are qualified.