Hudson Valley Photography
There are literally thousands of photographers throughout the Hudson Valley. I’m not sure if this is the norm due to a total population size, or if we generally have more photographers per capita than other regions.
At this time, searching Google for Hudson Valley Photographer brings up 1.4million search results. For the bold photographers who consider ponying up the cash to spend money on Google AdWords, the current cost-per-click is in excess of $5 on that one keyword alone! That’s enough to make any photographer I know go broke quick. Even a search for Poughkeepsie Photographer brings up 460,000 results!
I’d like to think the reason there are so many photographers, and so much competition in this market is simply because the Hudson Valley serves as such as a beautiful backdrop for virtually any event. In such a small region there are seemingly infinite locations to shoot amazing photos, with beautiful landscapes, historical sites, the Hudson River, and countless parks and amazing reception venues. Not to mention four distinct seasons, each that provide an entirely new landscape for all of the above.
Given the sheer quantity of websites and photographers in the area, I’d love feedback on how you chose a photographer.
Did you have a wedding, an event, or a portrait shoot recently? How did you find your photographer? Where did you search? Did you ever click on a Google ad? A Facebook ad? Did you type something along the lines of “Photographers in Poughkeepsie” and just whoever came out on top and work your way down the list?
I’d love to hear your thoughts! In the meantime, the next time you look for a photographer in the Hudson Valley, Dutchess County, or Poughkeepsie areas hopefully you’ll find me!