Chicago Children's Photographers

Your son or daughter's birthday party is coming up and you are wondering if you have all of your bases covered. There are so many details to take care of in order to pull the party off to your satisfaction. And we understand why completely. A birthday is a huge deal to a child and can be a highlight of the year. This is especially true when shared with family and friends. Now, we know that you are going to be taking care of details like the food and pop, the cake and ice cream, the decorations, the entertainment, and the gifts. But the one thing that many people take for granted and then they regret later is not hiring a professional children's photographer to capture all of the special moments that go on during the party. We recommend that you do not try and take the pictures yourself. You already have enough on your mind and you are going to be running around trying to keep everything moving along as it should. You are not going to have the time or the mindset to have your camera ready and be ready for those prefect shots as well. Why not take a load off of your mind and hire a professional photographer who will be at the ready with their camera. The Chicago area has some excellent children's photographers that you can check out. You just need to find them and then narrow down the candidates to the perfect fit for your birthday party. This guide will help you to do just that.

So, your first task is to find some quality photographers that you can check out. Try harnessing the power of the world wide web. This can best be done by doing a Google search for “children's photographers in the Chicago area.” Start clicking on each link and pay particular attention to each vendor's online portfolio. Evaluate whether you like the shots that were captured. When you find any photographers that you feel are potential candidates for your son or daughter's birthday party, keep track of their names and contact information. Also, another great source to check is your family, friends and coworkers. If you know people that have kids as well, start talking to people about whether they have hired a professional photographer. Take all of the names that you have gathered and start calling each one to see if they are available on the date of your son or daughter's birthday. For those that are, ask them for a date and time where you can discuss your needs and their ability to possibly meet those needs.

Start your conversation off by talking about how much experience they have working children's events. Do they enjoy it, is it a passion? How were they trained? Do they understand lighting and angles and the different lenses to use for different types of shots? How do they interact with the children? Do they mainly capture portraits or actions shots or a nice combination of both? What kind of personality do they have? Do you think they would be good with children? Do they understand how to be in the right place at the right time? How much do they charge for their services? How much will the final prints be? If you find one candidate that you absolutely love, ask for a written contract which states everything they will provide for you, then when you are satisfied, sign on the dotted line.

Evan J. Thomas Photography