The Importance of Hiring a Professional Photographer

With the explosion of the digital camera market, and even smart phones that take amazing photos, why should you go with a pro? Here are my top five reasons;

A smart camera does not make a smart photographer.

Just because your friend, co-worker, or relative may have a high-speed, high-quality digital camera, does not mean he/she is an amazing photographer. While good “over the counter” equipment does help the average consumer up their photography game, and I firmly believe that the best camera to use is the camera you have on hand, a professional photographer brings an artistic vision, knowledge, skill, approach and creative eye that can’t be bought at the electronics store!

Professional equipment perks.

Shooting with Nikon and professional lighting equipment helps us take the best shots, even in less-than-optimal circumstances. Low light, nighttime and even high-speed action shots can be tricky for the amateur shutterbug, but pros know all the tricks to capture every moment and ensure that the results aren’t a loss.


Ever tried to corral 50 friends and relatives—including a few wild kids—for a big group shot? Or do you need a little inspiration for your own special portraits? Professional photographers can help—and will know how to get guests together quickly and easily while making everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera.

They’re hired guns not guests

Just like you’ve missed something at a wedding, party or other event because you’re chit-chatting, dancing, grabbing a drink at the bar or maybe even a few minutes late, a professional photographer is there exclusively to capture your moments. By hiring a pro you’ll guarantee he won’t miss the perfect shot because he’s tearing it up on the dance floor—Uncle Joe just might!

The end result.

Pro photographers can also edit or retouch images to design beautiful, finished products like albums, custom prints, canvases and more. They also know who to go to for the highest quality product without breaking the bank.

Your best moments deserve just that—the best. Go pro!  

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