Why Hire A Professional Photographer?

Updated: Jul 1, 2019



REASON ONE: WE’VE ONLY GOT ONE SHOT

These days, anyone with a smartphone can claim to be a photographer.

Anyone can snap a shot at the push of a button, save, and share that

image immediately. But this isn’t just about taking a quick snap - this is

about taking the right snap. When you’re capturing a special moment, most

likely a once-in-a-lifetime moment, never to be recreated again, you don’t

want just anyone behind that lens. You want an experienced professional.

Why? Well, when it comes to documenting something very important in

your life, you want to be completely sure that when the shutter snaps, the

person behind it has done this many times before. A true professional

photographer has taken countless photos in a vast array of lighting

circumstances, weather conditions, backgrounds, subjects, and with a

multitude of distractions, and yet is still able to deliver a consistent set of

photographs.



REASON TWO: IT’S NOT THE CAMERA

A common misconception about photography is that the outcome of an

image is dictated by the quality and expense of the equipment taking it.

This couldn’t be farther from the truth; in fact, if you gave an experienced

photographer a pinhole camera and an amateur an expensive digital setup,

chances are the experienced photographer with the pinhole camera will

produce more artistic, pleasing images than the amateur. Great imagery

truly has very little to do with the equipment taking it. An experienced

photographer’s eye for angles and light will go many times father in terms

of producing an amazing image than any special kind of equipment.


REASON THREE: IT’S AN ART FORM

When you hire a professional photographer, you’re not just hiring a

technician - you’re hiring an artist! Photography can get pretty technical, but

in the end, it’s an artform. When you view a photographer’s portfolio online

or during an in-person consultation, you’re most likely swooning over their

personal style, which has taken them many years, experimentation, and

hard to work to perfect.


Unlike just anyone with a smartphone, you can also expect a professional

to reproduce this style again for your images. Only through years of

experience can a professional photographer produce a consistent artistic

“look”. If you want your images to look like the images you see in a

portfolio, your best bet is to hire a professional.



REASON FOUR: THE EXPERIENCE MATTERS

A truly experienced professional photographer knows that photographing a

special event or taking portraits isn’t just about taking pictures; it’s a

process. Providing a stress-free, smooth client experience takes time to

cultivate. Asking the right questions during an initial consultation to make

sure the photographer and client are on the same page is just as important

as having technical skills behind the lens. Additionally, a great

photographer has experience with interior design and can take

photographs with the end product in mind, whether that’s a large wall

hanging for your living room or a coffee table look-book for guests to enjoy

when they visit your home.

Professional photographers understand that each client has different goals

for their images and are able to tailor their customer service experience as

well as actual photographs to clients. Professionals can also confidently

offer realistic time-frames for deliverables, offer high-quality photo prints and

products that aren’t available to the general public, and can color correct

images for printing so they look their absolute best on your wall or in your

heirloom photo album that’s crafted to last decades. From an initial

consultation all the way to delivering a wall hanging, offering a photography

service to clients is a long process that only a professional can deliver well.



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