When planning a portrait photoshoot or a special event, you might come across a thought: Is hiring a professional photographer worth it? The answer is always yes, and there are hundreds of reasons why, but I have narrowed it down to the top 5 important ones you should consider.
Do you ever get inspired by amazing pictures of people doing the coolest poses or illuminated by golden sunlight effects pictures on Pinterest? Chances are a professional photographer knows exactly how to make that happen. No matter where your photoshoot is physically panned your professional photographer will know exactly how to prepare to get you the best quality – even if the location is too dark, too bright, or even too green or orange. Professional photographers will bring the required lighting equipment, diffusers, reflectors lens glare filters, and any other tools you may possibly need to manipulate the light and the environment’s elements to create amazing photos.
Experience, however, does not stop there, for both portrait and event photography, photographers will know how to work with individuals and large groups of people to get the most out of a photo shoot. Because professionals have spent years photographing people or similar settings they will know how to correctly pose and frame people of different sizes and age groups in a flattering and creative way. Shorter and smaller people will look their tallest, while tall people will look just right.
When you hire a professional photographer you do not only get the benefit of experience you also get the best equipment. Trust me, camera gear is very expensive but there is no doubt you want the very best equipment for the best photo results. In a way, you get to rent the best tools to create the perfect images without having to commit to the high price tags and years of learning to use the tools.
Even with the latest phone camera technologies, real DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras paired with expensive lenses have an unbeatable crisp quality in images. A camera photo may work okay in the best lighting settings but really when compared to high-quality tools those images are subpar. Working with professionals guarantees high-quality work that you will be happy you invested in, after all, those final images will live on forever.
Take off the responsibility from you
Just like hiring a caterer, you take away the heavy responsibility of having to cook for a large party. The same goes for hiring a professional photographer, you don’t have to worry throughout the duration of the shoot about taking photos. That means not having to take selfies and trying to find the perfect angle without your arm in it. You don’t have to try to time the frame yourself in a group photo and run back and forth to set the timer, oh, and don’t even get started trying to share all the photos so they fit on one email.
Instead, you’ll have more time to enjoy the process! As an individual all you have to do is pose, if in a group or event photography, you get to spend quality time surrounded by your people. At the end of the day, you get featured and all you have to do was show up.
High-Quality Art and Editing
For any setting you are hiring a professional in – wedding, event, brand, product, real estate you will get more of your photos than just photos, it’s true art. Professional photographers put in the time and effort to customize every image to tell a story and wow viewers. Photographers always deliver professionally processed photos.
Images go through initial adjustments like lights, shadows, and color correction. Afterward, they are styled and edited to remove distracting objects and imperfections. Some photographers have an ethereal, clean, dreamy, vibrant style others may have mysterious or special effects skills. The images will really stand out from ones that you take on a simple phone. Many photographers have taken years to develop their specific artistic style, so in the end, you are getting memorable digital art.
You only have one opportunity
For many occasions like weddings, special community events, and even portraits like quinceaneras you only have one chance to get the photos; there are no redos. You will feel so much more at ease knowing that a professional will do it and do it right. Now would not be a good time to try cut corners and hand it over to a family member or try to depend on an amateur to get your photos done reliably. Save yourself a headache, and hire a professional photographer.
Hiring a Professional Photographer Conclusion
Just like any other profession, it’s great to work with individuals who are talented and love their job, may it be a chef, a nurse, or a seamstress. Most people are photographers because they are good at what they do. Photography is their passion, they love what they do so you know they will do their best to make you happy with the results. Especially if this is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion or a once-a-year photoshoot, treat yourself to working with a true professional.
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Hi! I'm Mariya Maximtsev - a published Chicagoland portrait photographer. I love taking pictures of amazing families, and creating custom sessions for women and business owners!