Photoshoot Q&A by Holly Barker How to choose the right photographer for your shoot: There are so many amazing photographers in the industry today, but choosing the right one for you takes a bit of research. Make sure the photos that you are wanting and the photographer you are going to work with match. Photoshoots are expensive. If this is your first shoot, you may opt for a less expensive photographer. This is perfectly fine and a great way to practice, but I absolutely recommend investing in yourself. If you admire a certain photographer’s style and you love the photos they shoot, invest in yourself. Usually a good photographer will work in conjunction with one or a few publications and if they like your look or see potential in you, they will pass your photos on with a good reference. They also have a network of people in the publishing business and can serve as great teachers, mentors and friends. Do your Research! Contact models that have worked with this photographer previously (those photos you admire) and ask them for an honest opinion on the experience they had. Sometimes a lot of issues may hide behind a pretty picture. You need to be sure that whomever you are about to work with is not known for overpromising and under delivering and that they are worth your time. Make sure there are no hidden agenda’s. The photos you are about to take and pay for are your photos and should not appear anywhere that you do not approve of. Photo Credit: KAI YORK 42.