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There is no greater investment than hiring a professional children's photographer for your birthday party. All of the great planning in the world and all of the amazing activities will not matter if you don't record it properly. And believe us when we tell you that there is nothing like professional photography. We understand the pull to possibly want to do it yourself, but there are some really good reasons to stay away from this temptation. Keep in mind that you are going to be wrapped up in all kind of other details and you are not going to have a clear mind to be ready for the perfect images at the right time. Also, no matter what kind of camera you may have, it can't be of the kind of quality that a professional carries around. And one more thing, the training and skill that a professional possesses is worth the investment. They know where to be and when to be there in order to capture images that you will want to keep forever and that will be cherished memories. So, with that being said, we want you to have a smile on your face when all is said and done. But in order to make sure that you do, you will need to start combing around the Cedar Rapids area for quality children's photographers. Here is a guide that will help you accomplish not only that, but also in making your final choice as to which photographer will serve you to your ultimate satisfaction.


So, where can you find some high quality candidates in the Cedar Rapids area? We suggest a few different avenues. Try the world wide web. Do a Google search for “children's photographers in the Cedar Rapids area.” This should give you a long list to check into. Your best best is to start clicking on individual links and perusing the websites. When you see a candidate that you really like, jot their name down and move onto the next link. When you have exhausted that source, check with your family, friends and coworkers. There is a very good chance that someone you know has hired a professional photographer. And if they rave about their services to you, then by all means make sure you record their name on your list. Once you feel good about your working list, start calling up each candidate and see if their calendar is open on the date that you will be having your birthday party. If they say it is, setup an interview to talk about their background and how they might service your needs.


Start each interview by talking about quality. Take a close look at their portfolio and images they have taken of various children's events. Talk about their training and experience. Do you get the sense that they understand what shots need to be captured and what angles are the best. Will they have any specific challenges in your setting in terms of lighting? Will they need anything from you? Ask them for at least three references and check in with each to make sure all went well. What about their personality? Do you get the sense that they will know how to work with the kids? Of course, eventually you will need to ask them about pricing. Do they offer package deals? Make sure that you understand what each package includes. Your final decision will come from a comparison of each candidate that you interviewed. When you feel really good about a particular photographer, it is time to hire.