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How to Choose the Best Photographer for Your Family


A father has his son on his shoulders as the mother and father smile at eachother.

So you're looking for a family photographer in Pittsburgh, but don't know who to choose because there are SO MANY OPTIONS. I'm here to make it easier for you and give you the tools so you feel confident that you are choosing the best photographer for your family. In my opinion, you need a photographer who will capture the essence of your family. A photographer who you can relax in front of and just be yourself, so that you photos actually look and feel like you. My style is all about connection over perfection, so if that sounds like your style, keep reading because you're in the right place and you should keep reading!


Tips for Choosing the Best Photographer for Your Family



A family of three laughs and cuddles together while sitting in a field during golden hour.


Understanding Your Family's Needs

First, you need to understand your family's needs, and what the goal is for your family photo session. Before diving into the search, take a moment to consider what you want from your photography session. Whether it's a specific style, location, or atmosphere, knowing your preferences will help narrow down your options.



A young boy runs through a field with his sister not far behind, and their parents looking lovingly on.


Researching Photographers

Start your search by searching the web, browsing social media, and asking friends for recommendations. Take a peek at photographers' portfolios to see if their style aligns with yours.


Asking the Right Questions

Don't be afraid to ask questions! Inquire about availability, pricing, and any other details you're curious about. Discuss logistics like wardrobe choices and location options to make sure everything runs smoothly on your session day.



A brother and sister are running together through a field and laughing together.


Prioritizing Connection and Authenticity

For me, capturing genuine moments and connections is what it's all about. Look for a photographer who shares this passion and specializes in capturing those real, authentic moments that make your family unique.



A mother and daughter are kissing along a beautiful path


Trust Your Instincts

When it comes down to it, trust your gut. When you find the right photographer, you'll know it! So go ahead, follow your instincts, and choose the photographer who feels like the perfect fit for your family.


Ready to freeze those precious family memories? Let's chat! head over to my contact page to schedule your session today.







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