How to choose a photographer for your family – Part 2

Orange County CA Family Photographer Stevie Cruz Photography

Continued from “How to choose a photographer.”  You can find Part 1 at the link below this post.

orange county ca family photographer
orange county family photographer

In this week’s post, featuring the absolutely gorgeous Westphal family, we are considering how to find a great family photographer.  Our family portraits are always among our most prized possessions.  It is amazing that we are able to use photographs to take us back to a time when everyone is together, before the kids grew up, before mom and dad grew gray.  What could be more important than this history of your loved ones?

With so many photographers, whether amateur or professional, around these days, you would think it would be easy to find one that “fits.”  However, when you are looking for the right person to capture your family, you will not want to rush the decision.


Here are some of the most important things to consider while searching for the perfect photographer for you and your family.

Because there are so many photographers to choose from these days, you could be finding a difference is pricing.  My rule with anything from laundry detergent to vehicles is the proven “you pay for what you get.”  Now, that does not mean an inexpensive photographer is necessarily bad.  They may just be new to charging for their photos.  Moreover, it doesn’t mean an expensive photographer is best.  Nevertheless, with every purchase you make, it is a good idea to settle on a budget ahead of time, then, find the person who you admire most that charges within that price range.  Please, be careful not to choose a photographer because you found a great deal through a couponing site.  Many times, you will later learn that you have to spend a great deal of money after the fact to get things that are included in most photographer’s basic packages.  For Stevie Cruz Photography pricing, follow this link: Stevie Cruz Photography Investment


Most folks consider word-of-mouth to be the best way to find a trustworthy business.  Anyone providing a service should be able to provide multiple references.  Online reviews are also a great way to get past customers’ honest opinions about the service.  Stevie Cruz Photography has several customer-written reviews available for viewing through popular sites such as *yelp and on the webpage at this link: Best California Newborn Photographers Reviews


What are you aiming to leave with at the end of your photography experience?  You may think the answer is an obvious “photos,” but think further before deciding.  Are you looking for images for an album?  Do you have the idea for a beautiful wall of art on canvas?  Will you be ordering photo gift items to send to relatives?
Whatever your plan is, make sure your photographer offers the options before you sign up for the session.


Lastly, I would recommend listening to your own intuition.  If you come across a photographer and think, “Wow.  This is the something different I’ve been looking for!” contact the photographer and see if the feeling sticks.  You might just end up with something magical.

If you would like to learn more about Orange County CA Family Photographer, Stevie Cruz Photography, contact Stevie at the CONTACT link above.

You can find Part 1 of “How to choose a photographer” here:  OC Newborn Photographer

Stevie Cruz Photography specializes in baby, newborn, infant milestone, cake smash, and family photography in Southern California- including Orange County, Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Tustin, Fullerton, Brea, Fountain Valley, Riverside, Corona, Anaheim Hills, and Anaheim.


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Stevie Cruz Photography

Orange County’s premier Maternity, Newborn and Child Photographer, is proud to provide boutique photography services to Yorba Linda, Anaheim Hills, Brea, Tustin, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Orange and surrounding Southern California Areas.

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