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Guide To Choosing The Right Photographer For You

Hello! If you're currently looking for an Okanagan photographer, you have probably opened quite a few websites today and are wondering what the differences are in professional photographers & how to find the best one for YOU! Here are a few tips:

Kelowna Maternity Photographer, Nicole Hemeon Photography -  maternity photo session at knox mountain lookout in kelowna


Does their style match what you're looking for? The best photographer in your city may be just that, but if you don’t love what they do & how they do it, you may not be completely satisfied. Alternatively, if you love a Photographer’s style, asking them to change various things for your session can result in a very different outcome from what you see in their portfolio. Is there a photographer with a style your heart instantly falls in love with?

Key Point: If you love a photographer’s work, allow them to have creative control to achieve the same for you.

Summerland Maternity Photographer, Nicole Hemeon Photography - photo prints and image box pregnant mom in beautiful gown


What kind of artwork are you hoping to end up with after your session? Does your home have wall space in which you would like to walk by your portraits multiple times a day and enjoy a few of your favorites? Do you want the entire story of your session in an album to sit down as a family and flip through as the years go by? Whatever products you love, make sure your photographer offers the best in those items. Photographers often test out multiple vendors looking for just the right items to incorporate to their product line.

Key Point: Make sure you love what your photographer offers to their clients & makes it easy for you to decide on those items.

kelowna photographer in the okanagan with client wardrobe full of maternity gowns, Nicole Hemeon Photography


Who will help you with clothing? Do you prefer a photographer to make recommendations, help you shop online, provide clothing for your family, or be hands off completely with clothing? If you don’t know what to wear that will look best together, best in photos, and most flattering, hiring a photographer that helps can be a relief.

Key Point: If you don’t know what to wear search for a photographer that can style your family.


Overall, how does a photographer make you feel when you visit their website & correspond with them? Are they excited to work with you? Are they prompt in their responses? Are they professional? Do you trust them to be consistent in what they create so that your images will be just as wonderful as what you see on their website? Do they have experience & expertise in their chosen niche?

Key Point: Being 100% confident in your choice of photographer translates into a wonderful experience and natural confidence in front of the camera.

Nicole Hemeon Photography, maternity, newborn, baby and motherhood photographer in the Okanagan

Am I the right photographer for you? Maybe! I’d love to chat more with you and find out.

Am I not the right photographer for you? That’s okay; I want my clients to be 110% happy with their experience + images and I hope that you use these tips to measure other photographers you might be looking at to find one that’s just right for your needs.

And in case you're wondering, I do offer multiple ways to print your photos,

as well as a client wardrobe that is always being added to!




Nicole Hemeon Photography specializes in motherhood photography such as maternity, newborn, babies, & milestones as in the Okanagan including Peachland, Summerland, West Kelowna, Penticton and Kelowna. From the client wardrobe to hair and makeup, every detail has been thought out, making the entire experience a breeze. If you are interested in a custom portrait session with Nicole Hemeon Photography and would like more information, please click here to learn more about this experience.

If you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, receive detailed information, or reserve your date, please contact me or email me directly at:


It all starts with a conversation.

Then together, let's create memories you can hold.