Find the right person.
In portrait photography, it is extremely crucial and important for you as a client to make sure that you have the right person for the job. The thing is, literally all of the photographers you know or get in touch with will claim without batting an eyelash that they can pull off portrait photography with their eyes close but truth be told, in all actuality and in all reality, this is actually not the case. There are so many things that you will need to check out or look into at the end of the day.
There are a lot of challenges that comes along with portrait photography and if you would like to hire the right portrait photographer for yourself, then there are bound to be a few variables that you need to go ahead and take a look at before you officially start the search. First thing on the table is that not all photographers will turn out to be extremely skilled in producing great and compelling looking portrait shots. Some will come up with something fairly decent but nothing out of the ordinary and nothing that will make you stop and do a double take. This is what you need to identify.
The key there is for you to listen to what they are saying without really listening.
Try to look into the way that the portrait photographer talks to you and handles you. ask some questions, ask a lot of them and try to see how the photographer handles stress. This is something that a portrait photographer should have down pat as much as possible at the end of the day. Without the right kind of control on his or her own emotions, things will immediately start unravelling and what might initially sound like a really great idea may not be like so anymore. This is a scenario that you need to really take care of and do something about at the end of the day so get this checked out as much as possible and see how things will eventually pan out for you and for the portrait photo shoot that you are planning.
Review the portfolios of the portrait photographers that have been shortlisted.
This is not the right time for you as a person to be nice or to be considerate. There are so valid excuses for it. Take a look at a photographer’s previous works with doubt and with critique as much as possible. If you are trying to work with a friend but at the same time, you still want the best of the best in Scotland, then try to start your search off with this portrait photographer in particular. His work is compelling and moving enough in order to inspire you or to more or less really have you going after him for the wedding because the works are extremely impressive. Compare photographer profiles if you have to. There really is no shame in that at the end of the day.