In what feels like an endless sea of branding photographers in Ottawa it’s hard to know where to begin when you want to find the best one for you and your business!
Honestly, that’s the first key right there. For you.
There is a lot of talent, everyone seems to have a good camera these days and a lot of us have the experience.
So how do you find the branding photographer that's right for you?
I Google a lot of things, but if I need to find someone local I’m heading over to Instagram - any everyone else who is cooler than me can just replace 'Instagram' with 'TikTok' and keep on reading ;)
Start by searching some specific hashtags of what you’re looking for:
#ottawabrandingphotographer or #ottawawellnessphotographer for example.
Make sure to click on the “recent” tab so you’re not just seeing the most popular posts, but seeing the photographers who are active and ready to take on new clients!
Then go watch their Stories, scroll a little thorough their feed and see if you like their style and personality. You don't want to be in front of someone's camera who you just don't vibe with.
Head over to their website and look over their packages, pricing and availability. They should have these clearly posted on their website somewhere!
If everything feels good then send them an email through their contact or inquiry form. Usually there will be some quick questions to answer about yourself, your business and what your needs are. It's a way for them to also know if you will be a good fit for them!
After that the photographer will take it from there, answer any questions you have and let you know what happens next!
There's never an expectation that you have to book with the photographer you reach out so don't be shy! And if you decide not to go with then send them a quick email letting them know :)
If you want to see if you and I are future besties here are some quick links for you to check out!
Availability - I'm usually booking a month a head for weekdays. If you need a weekend it's anywhere from 2-3 months ahead.
Can't wait to hear from you!