With the current digital camera market producing such great, user-friendly cameras and most people having smartphones at their disposal that can take good photos, is there still a reason to hire a professional photographer? The answer to that question is an emphatic yes!
At a time when amateur photography has never been easier, there are still many reasons why a professional photo session is a good idea.
Having a fancy camera doesn’t make you an expert. Everyone who owns a computer isn’t capable of writing a best-selling novel, just as 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 are well-versed in photography. In fact, it’s possible to own a fantastic camera and not know at all how to operate it capably.
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. You still need an expert to end up with breathtaking professional photos. Why should you entrust your special moments, time, and energy to someone who might not know what they’re doing?
While placing professional equipment in an amateur’s hands doesn’t mean you’re going to get excellent images, in the right hands, it can be used to take next-level images. Shooting with top-of-the-line cameras and professional lighting equipment helps professional photographers take the best shots, even in less-than-optimal circumstances. Capturing low light, nighttime, and even high-speed action shots can be tricky for amateur photographers, but a professional knows what’s required to capture those shots.
They’ll know what all the functions on their cameras mean and when they should be used. No matter what time of day or night it is, how bright the sun is, or any other factor that would make an amateur’s heart race with stress, they’ll know what to do.
Have you 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. And when you finally do get them to all stand still and pose, it’s almost guaranteed that someone will turn their head or start looking in the opposite direction from everyone else.
When that happens, an amateur photographer might think, “Oh, well. It’s good enough.” Or worse, they might not notice it until they have downloaded the pictures onto the computer. By then, it’s too late for reshoots. A professional photographer will notice right away and get everyone on board with where they should be looking.
Need a little inspiration for your own memorable portraits? If you hire a photographer, they’ll lend their expertise when it comes to posing. 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’ll effortlessly bring out the best in you, and by the end of the session, they’ll have their subjects so at ease they’ll be totally relaxed, offering natural smiles.
A professional photographer has just one role – to get the best possible photographs for their clients. They’re not worried about missing out on the fun, listening to conversations, or getting to interact with their loved ones like a family member who is shooting pictures would be.
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 trained professional guarantees you capture as many perfect moments as possible. It also means you won’t risk hurting a friend or family member’s feelings if you’re not happy with the photographs they take.
Experienced photographers can capture professional photographs, but they know that’s not the end of their job. In some ways, their work is just beginning. They also edit and retouch images to achieve a beautiful finished product. They can also assist with extras such as albums, custom prints, and canvases.
Professionals offer customer service right to the very end because they know taking wonderful pictures is only part of the job. Customer satisfaction is just as important.
At Suvi Tory Photography, we know that customers don’t always take the time to notice the special moments that are happening all around them, every single day. When you enlist the help of a friend or family member to shoot your photographs, they still turn to you with all their questions.
When you’re at our studio, you’re our VIP. We’ll handle all the small and large details, so all you have to do is relax, take a deep breath, and just enjoy being in the moment instead of worrying about what comes next.