You want to write a testimonial or review for a photographer, to help others in their quest to find someone. You’re rummaging through your mind space for something helpful to share about your experience, staring at the cursor blinking expectantly – and draw a blank. Pretty soon you give up on writing anything at all, because you feel like “Our photographer was amazing!!!” just doesn’t cut it. No worries, here’s a little list of things you might bring up when you write a review:
WHAT KIND OF PHOTOGRAPHER WERE YOU LOOKING FOR?
Were you looking for a newborn, baby, child or family photographer? Did you want unposed natural sessions in your home, or were you looking for someone who runs their own studio? Were you drawn to the bright bold colors in their portfolio, or did you prefer timeless black and white? How did you find them?
What was your first contact with the photographer like, did you receive valuable information from them, or did you just click on some unexplained magical level? How did they stand out from the other photographers you considered?
WHAT WERE YOU MOST NERVOUS ABOUT?
Write about what your biggest fear about the session was, and if it came true. If it didn’t, talk about what happened instead.
How did you feel during your session, how did your kids experience the session, what was the photographer like as a person?
Talk about the end result – how did you feel when receiving the pictures, the prints, the album? How did they turn out?
Remember to contact your photographer before you complain in a review – a professional photographer will be more than happy to make it up to you, and improve the experience for future clients.
Would you recommend the photographer to couples expecting their first child, to anyone who wants to capture what their toddler is like at this point in time, to families who hate posing, or to families that have sensitive children?