While there are a lot of photographers in our area, not all are licensed, professional, or experienced. When capturing irreplaceable moments, you want someone whose work is consistent and who can deliver a memorable experience. The Price family came to me after experiencing photographers in the past that didn't meet their expectations.
"Samantha went way above and beyond what other photographers have done in the past to make this event memorable. Thank you Samantha from all of us in our crazy family. We will be back and we would be honored to have you photograph the next chapters!"
I'm going to be bold here: you get what you pay for.
If you're shopping photographers by price, stop what you're doing!
Start with their website - is it legitimate? Thorough? Consistent?
How long have they been shooting? Do they know the area well? How can they support your [insert family/couple/senior] needs?
What do their reviews say?
Answer those questions first. If you'd like to chat with me, I'd be honored.