Top 5 Reasons why you should hire a Professional Photographer for your Family Portraits
In today's busy world of technology and selfie sticks, many families might put off hiring a professional photographer - you might be too busy. you need to loose a few pounds, or you're just ... well I assure you, now is the perfect time to hire a professional!
High quality portraits will last a lifetime - It's your own family as fine art!
Many families hire a professional photographer to capture their annual family portrait - to capture those fleeting moments. We all know our children grow up way too fast and family portraits help to document a moment in time; to document their growth, those milestones and of course the latest fashion trends. You will look back at reminisce on those precious memories when your children go away to university, when they get married and have children of their own. Your portraits become part of your legacy - your grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be able to treasure those special family heirlooms as well.
Here are the top 5 Reasons why you should hire a professional family photographer:
1) YOU CAN BE IN THE PHOTOS
The first and most important benefit of hiring a professional photographer for your family portraits is that you can actually be in the photographs. Of course you have those selfies, but most of the time you or your partner are missing from your photos because you're behind the camera taking them. In my family, I'm usually the one taking the photos so its very important for us to make the time and investment to hire a professional photographer so we can all be in them together. My own family portraits are the things I cherish most!
2) THEY KNOW THE BEST LOCATIONS
If your looking for outdoor family portraits, your experienced photographer will be able to tell you the best locations in your city and the benefits of each spot – to help ensure your portraits have the look and feel you desire. The time of day is also carefully planned to ensure there is no harsh lighting and everyone looks their best.
3) THEY KNOW HOW TO INTERACT WITH YOUR CHILDREN
One of the most common concerns I hear from parents before their family photoshoot is their worry that their children ‘won’t behave.’ An experienced photographer will have years of experience photographing babies, children and families. They will know how to get children to interact and work with your children to capture those gorgeous, natural expressions that you’re hoping for.
4) YOUR PHOTOS WILL BE PROFESSIONALLY RETOUCHED
Professional photographers pay close attention to all the little details - Every part of the image and your session is carefully planned to ensure that you get the best images possible. Those little bruises and blemishes will be removed. We cull your session and carefully re-touch all of your images. We use professional software like Lightroom, Photoshop and Portraiture to ensure your images are perfectly exposed, the colours are true to life and the image is polished to a professional level.
5) THEY HAVE PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING
Last but not least, your photographer has spent thousands of dollars on equipment, software, education and spent years perfecting their craft.