Finding the right photographer for your family is such an important and personal journey.
When searching for a photographer for your family or high school senior I would first say you need to love their style. Do you like bright and airy, dark and moody, colorful and vibrant?
What emotions do their sessions portray and does it match with how you want YOUR story to be told? (Joyful, happy, fun, or more serious, emotional, moody…etc.) This is why I don’t even believe you have to stick to ONE photographer for your family. Different phases in your life, different parts of your story, may be told in different styles and fit with different photographers.
Do you like the photographer’s personality and their story/brand? I specifically remember this being a deciding factor when I was first looking for a family photographer…there were so many beautiful choices out there when it came to styles; but it was this photographer’s “about me” and her WHY that convinced me she was the photographer for us.
I also suggest reading reviews…not just based on “stars” or rating. I like to read what others are actually saying to truly understand what their session was like.
And last…price. It has to make sense for your family’s budget. There are so many amazing photographers who have a pricing option that fits everyone’s needs which is why this is last on my list.