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  • Writer's pictureSirena White-Singleton

Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer

With the current digital camera market and smartphones that take such good photos, is there really a reason to hire a professional photographer? Christmas has come and gone, so we all know that a lot of "photographers" will be popping up all around. Well, it's not just having a fancy DSLR camera that makes someone a photographer.

Below are just some of the reasons why a professional photographer is ALWAYS a better choice.

Expensive camera does not equal quality pictures.

An expensive camera does not automatically result in photographic skills. Just because your friend, co-worker, or relative has a high-speed, top quality digital camera doesn’t mean they know what they’re doing behind the camera. While quality equipment does help the average consumer improve their photography game, a professional photographer offers an artistic approach, creative eye, and experience that cannot be purchased at a camera store. Quality and knowledge of equipment are key! In order to achieve high-quality images, it's important to have good equipment. Professional photographers are sure to have all the right gear to create some amazing images for you. Cameras and lenses are extremely expensive, so it's not something that everyone invests in. Yes, it is true that some of my clients do have some great quality gear. However, it's not just enough to have a good camera if you don't know how to use it to get the desired photographs you want. Professional equipment has its perks! Shooting with top of the range cameras and professional lighting equipment helps us to take the best shots, even in less than optimal circumstances. Capturing low light, nighttime and even high-speed action shots can be tricky for the amateur photographer but a professional knows what’s required to capture those types of shots.

Planning and Guidance.

Your session with a professional photographer will be thought out and styled! When you book a professional portrait session your photographer will help guide you through the entire shoot from beginning to end. They will help you decide on the right location, give you helpful tips on wardrobe, and teach you how to best prepare for the session. All of these minor details can make a huge difference in your final photographs. Posing is our thing. Ever tried to get friends and relatives, including kids, to stay still and pose for a big group shot? It’s easier said than done. Need a little inspiration for your own special portraits? A professional photographer can help. Photographers perform these tasks sometimes daily, so they have perfected the skills required to get the best results while making everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera.

They're Hired!

Using a friend or family member to take your photos could mean missed moments. A professional photographer is exclusively hired to capture the day and won’t miss out on photos because they’re chatting with the other guests, grabbing a drink or dancing. Hiring a professional photographer guarantees you capture as many perfect moments as possible.

Heirloom Products to Cherish for a Lifetime!

The end result is part of the process. Professional photographers not only capture your photos, but they also edit and retouch images in order to achieve a beautiful finished product. Post-processing... your photographer will take the time to edit your images! Professional photographers have software like Photoshop and Lightroom that they use to ensure your images are polished to a professional level. It's important to make sure your images are properly exposed, color corrected, cropped effectively, and retouched to perfection. Knowing how to use these programs takes a great deal of learning and editing your images after your session can be a lengthy process. They can also assist with extras such as albums, custom prints, and canvases.

Professional photography is an investment! When you spend money on something there is instantly more of an attachment, appreciation, and value in the item you worked for. When you pay for professional photography you are investing money into high-quality images and captured moments with the ones you love. The goal of the session is to create final photographs that you are going to want to display on your walls throughout your home and share with others. They are going to be images that you don't want to leave on a flash drive, in a drawer, or lost in a folder on your computer. These are images that should be up on display because they best represent you, your family, or an accomplishment in your life. We spend a great deal of time and money on our living spaces, so it's only right to finish them off with some incredible artwork!

Here's to finding the perfect photographer to capture your life moments, love story, branding visuals, and candid moments!

Have any questions or comments? I would love to hear them!

Please comment below or better yet, let's chat and get you in front of my lens!



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