Benefits of Hiring a Professional Photographer

MANUAL CAMERA SETTING

Having a nice camera simply is not enough to take great photographs.  Knowing and understanding the exposure triangle to create sharp images consistently is a must.  The camera will not automatically do this for you, not even in auto settings.  In auto settings you get a few good shots among many not-so-good shots.  When you hire a professional photographer, you are hiring knowledge and expertise.

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Photographer

PROFESSIONAL EDITING

The right professional photographer will edit to give a “wow” factor result.  This shouldn’t be heavy editing, nor should it be changing the reality.  It is knowing how to add just the right amount of contrasting, lighting and darkening in ideal spots and perfect touch of color or clean black and whites.  Newborns tend to have some skin issues when they are born, jaundice and diaper lines are professionally removed.  The right amount of editing changes a photograph into a beautiful piece of art.

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Photographer

PHOTOGRAPHY IS ART

Professional photographers are artists.  If 10 photographers photograph the same setting or subject, you will get 10 different photographs.  Hiring a professional photographer is going with a particular vision of art.

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Photographer

LIGHTING

A professional photographer knows when and where the light is right.  Too much or too little can completely ruin a photograph.  Professional photographers know the correct settings to achieve that perfect sweet spot of lighting.

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Photographer

PERSONALITY AND PATIENCE

Professional newborn/child/family photographers need to have patience.  Personality plays a big role in choosing the right photographer.  A professional who is trained in working with newborn safety and know how to adjust to different children and their personality is very important…a talent, really.

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Photographer

MOST IMPORTANTLY, BE IN THE PHOTOS

Obviously hiring a professional photographer is a must when you want to be in the photos!  We hire out our own photographers two or three times a year so that we are actually in the photos.  We think it is so important to document love and emotion within a family.  This is always a priceless gift to us as photographers and our family’s.