You might be asking yourself “why would I hire someone to take my daughter’s senior pictures when I could do it myself?” To be fair, it’s a valid question to ask. You might feel overwhelmed by picking what photographer to use, finding a date that works, or the expense of using a professional photographer. We hear all of those concerns; however, there are many reasons why having a professional photographer take your senior pictures is the only way to go. Here are four reasons why you should hire a professional photographer to take your senior portraits.
Invested in YOU
A professional photographer wants what is best for you. They want their work and your beauty to be something you remember and look back on years from now. They want you to feel beautiful and excited during your session. A professional may squeal with excitement because of the shot they just got of you or jump up and down because you are rocking it. You want someone cheering you on or hyping you up. This adds to your confidence in your shoot and in return creates the most magical, beautiful images ever. Having a professional who is invested in you and their work is a huge reason why your images will turn out so beautiful and a top reason why you should hire a pro to capture this moment.
Becoming an experienced photographer takes work. It’s not something that just happens over night. But with all that work comes experience and knowledge. The more the photographer knows the better your pictures will come out. A professional photographer knows the angles to capture the most flattering image, knows when the lightning is the best, knows the best poses to help you feel the most confident, is willing to try something new to find the perfect shot. All of this, plus more, is important to have in a photoshoot. Hiring a professional photographer helps ensure that your pictures are the highest quality possible and helps ease the worries away of how the pictures will turn out. After all, senior pictures are often showcased for years to come and you want to look back on your images and truly love them.
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Camera and Lenses
I am sure if you look back at your camera roll you can tell which pictures were taken on an original phone versus which pictures are taken with your phone now. There’s a distinction right? The camera’s on the smart phones we have today are pretty amazing. But, those pictures on an iPhone don’t compare to the final product you get with the camera we use. Don’t get me wrong, your phone captures so many memories and there is a time and place to grab your phone for that picture worthy moment. However, senior pictures are not one of those moments. Having a professional photographer use a camera that can change between lenses adds to the beauty of your pictures. A professional photographer will switch between lenses depending on the type of shot they want to get. This gives you a wide range of images to choose from that are each unique. Hiring a professional photographer with that fancy camera and different lenses will ensure the most beautiful, clear, amazing images you could ask for.
Editing and Software
Likely, you are wondering how we will edit your pictures but often people forget about the software that is needed to edit those pictures. Anyone can download an app on their phone and whiten teeth or brighten their image, but it isn't the same. Hiring a professional photographer ensures that they have access to high end software to edit your pictures. Sarah Lindsay Photography provides high end skin retouching and smoothing to add to the beauty of your picture. We want you to know that you are beautiful, strong, amazing before we do any editing to any of your pictures. Having a professional photographer edit your pictures helps make sure that those images appear natural and don’t take away from the beauty of who you actually are.
Another perk of having a professional take and edit your pictures is that they can photoshop something out. For example, if you wanted your dress to sway in the wind and there is no wind, no problem! We can have someone hold your dress, creating that movement and later on edit that other person out. Using the right software and knowing how to edit pictures only adds to your images and vision of your shoot!
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