Hiring a Professional Family Photographer seems like it should be a luxury.
Here are 3 reasons why you should hire a professional family photographer. Why not have Ms. Mary, who has a camera and knows your mom from a local church group, take your family photos?? Are there professional family photographers in my small town that can do more than she can?? Let me give you 3 different reasons why you should MOST DEF hire a PROFESSIONAL!! (No offense to Ms. Mary)
MOMENTS DON’T LAST A LIFETIME BUT TURNING YOUR MEMORIES INTO PHOTOS CAN.
A professional family photographer has an eye for capturing those genuine moments. Anyone can tell you where to stand so that you can see everyone in the picture. Think about the last time your grams was trying to get a family photo at Christmas. Everyone lined up and squeezed in until she could see everyone on her camera phone. When you work with a Professional, I promise you get those “everyone smiling at the camera” moments. We also know how to produce some of the best photos of you interacting with your family. These are usually the clients favorite poses or what I like to call “in the moment” photos.
WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU WERE IN THE PHOTO?? YEAH, YOU MOM!!
As a result of being Mom, you are the one usually taking the photos. How do I know this? Because I am a mom, and I am always the one taking the photos of my family. I don’t even want to talk about the photos my husband gets of me compared to photos I get of him. You already know what I am talking about! Hiring a professional family photographer to take your photos allows you to be in the moment. Your kids can look back one day on photos with YOU in them. This is priceless to me as a mom. After loosing my dad, I realized how little we took photos together. My husband may not enjoy it, but I have our family photos taken by another photographer as often as I can!
EDUCATION. TRAINING. WORKSHOPS. MASTERMINDS. EDUCATION. MENTORS. DID I MENTION EDUCATION?
Sure, anyone can pick up a camera, put it on auto mode, and click the shutter button. That doesn’t create those bright and bold photos like you have pinned on your Pinterest board. It takes learning about light, how to use the manual settings on your camera, and practice. Let’s not begin on the cost of good, quality photography education.
Did you know that most family photographers spend at least $1,000 on education yearly??
Also, let’s add in the cost of attending an out-of-town workshop. What about when they join a mastermind group or have a one on one mentor call?? As a family photographer, I make sure I am investing into all these things to provide the BEST for my clients!
I only gave THREE reasons why it is worth hiring a professional family photographer. Trust me, I could go on and on, but who has time for that??
I promise you that you will not regret the money spent on family photos. Think about how much you have spent at Target or Starbucks recently…. (No shame here sister! I have at least 5 weekly trips to Starbucks!) The cost of having to preserve memories of my daughter growing up and us together as a family is priceless.
Need to figure out what type of session would work for your family? Head over to this post that gives details about Mini Sessions vs Signature Packages. https://leahhargrovephotography.com/2021/03/28/pros-and-cons-of-mini-sessions/
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