What Makes a Family Photographer Professional?

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Hey there! If you’re on the lookout for a Seattle family photographer, you may have just found the one. My name is Maria, and I’m all about freezing spontaneous moments in time for families that seek connection in their photos. So, what makes a family photographer truly professional? Let’s keep going.

A Passionate Family Photographer is a Professional Photographer

First and foremost, it’s the passion. When you love what you do, it shows in every photograph. For me, a professional Seattle family photographer is someone who lives and breathes the art of capturing people. If you visit my website, you’ll see that my area of photography is all about the candid photos vs. the posed photos. After all, it’s all about preserving the authenticity of emotions in a single family gallery.

Always Thinks About The Client First

Being helpful goes a long way, especially when it comes to showing you how perfectly imperfect and beautiful your family is. From helping you choose the right location to guiding you through what I like to call “unposed poses” that feel natural and authentic, to giving you thoughtful advice on what to wear, a professional family photographer is there to make the entire process enjoyable.

Being Kind and Encouraging Throughout the Entire Process

Kindness sure does go a long way these days. As a Seattle family photographer, I understand the importance of creating a warm and welcoming environment for your family. It’s about more than just taking pictures—it’s about building a connection, making everyone feel comfortable, and capturing genuine emotions that light up the frame. For every client that has left me a review online, I learn a bit more about what matters to them the most – it always comes down to client experience.

Professional Can Also Mean Staying Humble

Finally, humility plays a big role. A professional family photographer is someone who is always eager to learn and grow. Over the years, I’ve invested in multiple online, travel, and in person experiences to be taught by some of the best. I’ve spent hours researching camera equipment and then deciding on what serves my clients the best. I have experience taking photos in all kinds of light so that clients don’t feel restricted to only taking photos at golden hour. This year, I’m excited to announce that I’m offering video to my family packages, because movement is a big part of how I keep my families comfortable. And lastly, humility ensures that every photoshoot is a collaborative and enriching experience. I love it when I get clients that offer suggestions on theme, location, or any activities they want to incorporate.

The biggest reason on what makes a family photographer professional is simply this one simple fact: I am taking photos that you normally would never be able to take yourself. They’re special, they feel nostalgic, and they’re inspired by film. So, if you’re searching for a Seattle family photographer who is passionate, helpful, kind, and always seeking to learn, look no further. It’s me, I’m here, and I live right in the heart of Seattle. And next to photography travel is my other passion, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to have me travel in for your family photos.

with love,
Maria Alcantara