You have a very important birthday coming up. There are only so many special birthday parties for your son or daughter. And up until now, you have put off investing in a professional photographer. We cannot stress enough that if all goes well, this could be a really awesome decision you have made. The quality of the images and the skill of the photographer cannot be matched. Keep in mind that a true professional has many years of training behind them along with great skill, passion and talent. Believe us when we tell you that Uncle Harry or cousin Violet will not satisfy you when you end up looking at the finished product. The photography gear that a professional carries around has cost thousands of dollars and there is no way that an amateur with their equipment could match it. And last but not least you want some photographs that you can cherish for years to come. These moments are priceless treasures in and of themselves and you need to preserve them in a quality way. In the end, you will be so glad that you invested in a professional. But of course, the key to satisfying your needs is to find a professional. You will start with a search throughout the Bakersfield area. Then you will use this guide which will provide assistance in paring down your candidates to the one that you will be more than satisfied with.
So, first things first. Find some quality candidates in the Bakersfield area. You can do this by tapping into the power of the world wide web. Do a Google search for “children's photographers in the Bakersfield area.” Start checking out the portfolio of each photographer that you get back from your search. If you know what you are looking for, there will be a candidate or two that you connect with. When that happens, jot down their name and contact information. Also, check with your family, friends and coworkers who have kids to see if they have ever hired a photographer that they were more than happy with. Check with each candidate on your list to see if they are available on your birthday party date. If they answer in the affirmative, setup a time to interview them about being your birthday party photographer.
Talk to each candidate about whether they work off of a shot list. A professional will understand what shots need to be captured and they understand what angles use. Talk about the lighting that will be at your venue so that they can plan on what kind of supplemental lighting they will need to setup. You need to take a look at their portfolio of shots they have captured at other birthday parties. Do you see beautiful smiles and unique poses? How comfortable are they capturing images amongst the chaos of excited children. An experienced photographer who has done this many times will have no problem at all with the atmosphere and all of the craziness that will be going on. That is why you need to make sure that anyone you consider hiring has quite a bit if experience. And the beautiful thing this provides for you is a peace of mind knowing that capturing this all important event is in good hands while you can move onto other details. When you have completed all of your interviews, go home and do a side by side comparison. One candidate in particular should emerge as the front runner. That will be the signal that it is time to hire a true professional for your very special birthday party.