Mike Butler – Architectural Photographer

7 Tips for choosing the right hospitality photographer

The hospitality industry is a very competitive one. Customers are often spending large amounts of money to stay at hotels, eat at restaurants, and visit other attractions. It’s not enough for the establishment to just have good food or nice rooms – it needs to be perfect! Which means that everything from the quality of service or design must be top notch.

There are many different types of establishments in this industry – resorts, amusement parks, casinos, hospitals etc., but they all have one thing in common: they want their customers’ experience to be memorable and special. This is where a photographer comes in handy! A great photo can help tell their story and show off what makes them unique so people will come back again and again…or even recommend them to friends and family.

Is the photographer easy to work with and understanding of your needs?

When looking for a photographer to capture the hospitality industry, it is important to find one that is easy to work with and understands your needs. You want to be sure that the photographer you choose will be able to capture the images you are looking for, and will be able to do so in a way that meets your expectations. It is also important to make sure that the photographer is reliable and can meet deadlines. 3. Does the photographer have good communication skills?

A photographer that has great interpersonal skills will help ensure your satisfaction with their services. It is important to find a photographer that listens well and responds to messages in a timely manner. If you are planning an event for the photography session, you will definitely want to hire someone who can communicate clearly and understand your vision for the event.

What type of photography style do you want?

When it comes to choosing the right photographer for your business, it is important to consider the style of photography that you want. Do you want a classic, formal look? Or maybe you are looking for something more contemporary and edgy? Whatever your style may be, make sure to find a photographer who can capture it in a way that meets your expectations.

At the same time, a photographer’s own style will inform their photos, so do the images in their portfolio match up with the kind of images you’d like to use for your branding? If they do, great! If they don’t, it’s probably worth having a chat with them first before committing to anything as they just may not find the style of photography you need very interesting!

How much does the photographer charge?

Deciding how much to spend on a photographer for your business will depend upon multiple factors. Make sure that you are aware of the rates that are typical in your market for this kind of photography service. If you are looking at more than one photographer, compare packages and services to get an idea of what options will fit within your budget. Also, keep in mind that by hiring a professional photographer you can save money on things like marketing materials because their photos will be able to serve double duty.

Does their portfolio seem up to date, fresh, and intriguing enough to viewers?

A photographer’s portfolio is a great way to glimpse his or her style, experience, and types of services that they offer. Take the time to look through the portfolios of several different photographers before making your decision. It is important to make sure that their current work matches up with what you are looking for in order to see if they are the right fit for you business. Most importantly, keep in mind that it doesn’t matter how great an image might be if it does not fit within your needs!

How long will it take for you to receive your photos?

While you are hiring a photographer, make sure that you understand the time frame in which they need to deliver images. Most photographers will require at least seven days for delivery of final images. While this is certainly enough time for them to take the photos of your event and get them back to you, it doesn’t matter how great of a photographer they are if their turnaround times are too slow for you!

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Does the photographer have strong industry connections that can be leveraged later on down the line?

Another important consideration for choosing the right photographer is whether or not they have strong industry connections that can be leveraged later on down the line. For example, if you are looking to book an event for your business, it may be helpful to hire someone who knows people in the industry and has already done events similar to what you are planning. This would make it easier for them to get you connected with venues or other professionals necessary for a successful event. On top of that, they’d already be aware of some of the pitfalls that you could come across during your session!

Last but not least, social proof speaks volumes! Before deciding on a photographer, find out if you can find a link or testimonial from someone who has hired this photographer previously. If not, ask the photographer directly to see if they can provide one or two testimonials that you can check out!

I hope these 7 tips for choosing the right hospitality industry photographer have helped you! Even though photography isn’t as expensive as other types of marketing media like television advertisements, it’s important to consider the quality and style of your photos so that they sell your brand well. If you feel like your images need a bit of updating, then you can check out my hospitality portfolio for a flavour of my style, and if you want to contact me to take your business’ or event’s photos, then head over to my contact page!

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