If you want to document your wedding, honeymoon or your adventures in this paradise on earth, then you will need an excellent photographer, and we are going to show you how to hire it!
Here at Boutique Yachting we know how important this visit is for you, and therefore, you need to immortalize those moments not only in your mind but also in photos.
Without anything more to add, let’s start!
#1 – What Do You Need?
There are different types of photographer, and you choice will depend on what you need.
Are you going to celebrate your wedding here in Koh Samui? Then you will need someone with experience in wedding photography.
Do you want to document your adventures on the beach while having fun? Then you need someone who has done something similar in the past.
Do you wish to take photographs while you surf and do other extreme sports? Then, again, you will need someone with the equipment and experience necessary to do it.
It all starts with defining exactly what you need. That’s the starting point, and thereby you need to be as clear as possible.
Going for a very niche-specific professional will cost more, but it will be worth it, because you want the best photos – and therefore – you need the best option in Samui.
Be specific, niche down and win!
Important note: Define your budget from the beginning and choose your candidates based on it. If some of them do not disclose their pricing on their website, a simple call or email will do the trick.
#2 – The Portfolio:
Once you have found your first candidates, which should be at least 5, it is time to look at their portfolio.
Worry not, because there are many photographers in Samui. The best way to find them is by searching in the internet. Grab as many options as you please, so you can make a very informed decision in the end.
Now, it is important to check the portfolio, so you can check their talent, and what a better way than by checking what they have already done for previous clients?
Compare their work and pick the candidates that you believe will deliver the best results.
Extra points if they have done a very similar sessions to what you want, because it means they will understand you better and be able to deliver exactly what you wish. Simply perfect!
#3 – Look For Consensus:
Photographers can be masters at marketing, but in the end, it only matters if they can deliver.
However, you cannot know it beforehand, and that is when consensus comes into play. You need to look for reviews from previous clients to verify that the photographer you are about to choose really knows how to deliver what you are looking for.
If after reading the reviews there is a positive consensus in favor of the photographer, it is a safe bet to choose it.
Take your time to dig as deep as possible through the entire internet. Check the social profiles (Facebook and GMB), the website itself and even look for his/her name or brand in the internet. This will allow you to obtain a better overview.
It is important to do this even if their portfolio rocks, because they may not be responsible and you need to ensure that the photographer is excellent in all senses.
#4 – Interview Them Online:
Before meeting them personally, it is a good idea to “screen” them online.
Interview them online, ask your questions and make sure that they respond correctly. They need to be friendly, and even though they don’t need to respond instantly, a relatively fast response time is a good signal.
Talk with them online or over the phone and make your own conclusions. Based on this, go on and pick your candidates for the final step.
#5 – Meet Them Personally:
If you want to seal the deal, then first you need to meet them personally.
At this point, you should have just a handful of candidates, so talking to them in person shouldn’t be a problem. It will take some time, yes, but it is totally worth it, because the degree of importance of this sessions deserves it.
Ask as many questions as you need, and make sure that they can answer them properly. Make sure that they can deliver what you want, especially if it is a very important event like your wedding or honeymoon.
Everything needs to be perfect, so make sure that you actually put effort into this.
Now you should have your perfect photographer ready for your session!
Why Is Samui the Perfect Location for Your Photographs?
Because it has stunning and beautiful scenery for your photos.
The environment makes it perfect for all sort of things and that include amazing and mind-blowing photos sessions! Plus, the weather is great and you check it in the official Thai Meteorological Department website.
It is a booming island that is attracting tons of visitors from all parts of the world, and that is why we can see beautiful villas like Four Seasons.
It has everything you need for that perfect photo session that will amaze you and everyone that knows you!
This is especially the case if you decide to host the photo session during your private charter. You have so many beautiful sceneries at your disposal like the Ang Thong National Park and so many others that your photos will be simply perfect.
Overall, that is why it is a top destination for many things, and that includes incredible photographs!
Now you know how to hire that perfect shutterbug that will immortalize your most important and special moments in Samui.
If you have any other question, feel free to post it so we can help you.
Remember that we can make your wedding, honeymoon or any other important even the best of your life! Contact us and reserve your charter today.