One fact is abundantly clear with most photographers in the United States…we love to shoot! Put a camera in our hands and we get “trigger happy” and are ready to get creative. However, there are a few things that can disrupt our creative juices and ruin our mojo with the quickness; a client that doesn’t have manners or respect for our craft. I have listed a few pieces of advice that can and will peeve a photographer that you may want to consider before your next photo session.
- Be on time. By you being late by 30 minutes, it may delay the next persons session (or shorten yours)
- Prepare for your session. Come with your looks prepared and thought out. Pre-planning is key to making sure things stay on time and as planned.
- Don’t bring a bunch of friends unless you ask first. How would you feel if you invited one person over to your home for dinner and three people showed up?
- Trust the process. Photographers typically know what looks good and what doesn’t. You hired them, trust them.
- Put your cell phone away. If you are posting behind the scene low quality shots of your shoot, what’s the point of hiring a professional photographer?
By being mindful of some of the things that I mentioned, you can easily minimize the negative things that can impact your photo shoot. Remember a few of these things then focus on looking your best while your photographer gets the shots that will last a long time. After all, that’s the reason why you’re there in the first place.