Break out your wool sweater and beanie: it’s time for a photoshoot.It can be hard to find a photographer that is both affordable and skilled, but Moonlighting makes it easy and fast to hire a freelance photographer. If you’re going to make a holiday card for your favorite Aunt, then why not make it the best card on her fridge.
Why Should I Hire a Freelance Photographer?
Yes, a professional studio will deck you out with reindeer antlers and some fake presents, but freelance photographers have a lot to offer as well.
- They are flexible: forget that generic backdrop and take your photos at the park, in the forest, or in front of your house. Your photos, your preferences.
- They are fun: tired of seeing the same family setup every year? Mix it up and get goofy! Hire a freelance photographer who is willing to take funny or weird photos that you can save for later or post on social media.
- They are competitive: freelance photographers are competing against the more established photography groups, so they can offer lower prices for better services because they have lower overhead. Put that extra cash towards a present for someone special this holiday season.
How Do I Choose a Freelance Photographer?
The first thing you want to do is find a style you like. Post a job on Moonlighting letting local Moonlighters know that you need some good looking photos of you and your family. You can even indicate what you are willing to pay! Search Moonlighting for photographers in your area––check out their profile, portfolio, and decide for yourself if you want to hire them.
Ask about pricing. How much for a family session? How about just a couple? How long is a standard photoshoot and how long does it take to edit? These are all good questions to ask.
How Do I Pay a Freelance Photographer?
Do some research into photoshoots to see what is a standard pricing agreement. Once you have worked that out with your photographer, have them send you an invoice via Moonlighting chat.
Moonlighting offers in-app payments for all users. After the job is complete, send your freelance friend a thank you by sending them a payment. Don’t have payments setup? Check out this tutorial to setup your bank or card. Moonlighting payments go through WePay which means they are fast and secure.
Ready to go out there and find the perfect photographer? Get on Moonlighting today and start searching.