If you’re considering giving your photographer a review somewhere online, how you felt about the service is clearly going to be central to what you write. Also worth considering is the effect you want your review to have. There is the star rating (usually out of 5) and an area for a written review. Both are important to potential future customers and to the photographer.
The star rating
What you write
Whatever star rating you give, it and your review will have more credibility if it contains some written description of your experience and impressions with the photographer’s service.
Some things to consider including in your written review are:
- How were your expectations were met (or otherwise)?
- Did you feel set at ease, where they friendly and professional in their service?
- Where any questions or concerns you had about your photo session answered to your satisfaction?
- Did they make any unexpected or special special effort to make sure you were happy?
- What did you think of the images?
- If you’ve tried other photographers in the past, how did the one you’re reviewing now compare?
- Also worth mentioning is the type of photography you had done. E.g. family photos, headshots, an engagement photo shoot, boudoir, pet portraits, etc.
If you’re not big on writing or don’t have the time, even just a sentence or two can make a review much more worthwhile to anyone reading it and to the photographer you’re reviewing.