3. Choosing a Photographer
I tend to shoot more lifestyle sessions, even with my portrait sessions. You'll be getting a few killer portraits, trust me, but at the same time, I love "actions shots." No, you don't have to be running or dancing, it could simply be you "working," either writing, drinking coffee, teaching yoga, painting, (whatever your craft, business, occupation is, you can re-create that through photographs). Even simply walking along the beach, street, or window shopping can achieve this! Movement also allows for more relaxed, natural looking photos!
That being said, do a little bit of research, look at the photographers portfolio to get an idea of their style, posing, editing, and even experience. Do you want more studio work, look for a photographer that does that, want more lifestyle or candid shots, google that Lifestyle Portrait Photographers and see what comes up in your area! Plus, always check out their About Page, see what they are all about, you want there to be a connection there; having your photo taken can be intimate and vulnerableexerpeience.