These days, everyone has a camera with them all the time on their cell phones, and honestly, they take good pictures! Snapping pictures with your phone is a great way to capture the day-to-day memories! But there are certain times and situations where, in my opinion, you should hire a professional. Listed below are some of the reasons I value hiring a professional and how I believe I bring value to my clients.

equipment & the know-how to use it: Using professional camera bodies, lenses, light, modifiers

education

experience: studying photography for 30+ years and continuing education Whether it’s safely posing your newborn, or getting natural smiles from your kids

professional culling and editing

knowledge of locations, best times to shoot

access to professional prints and products

professional associations, insurance. A true professional is registered with the state, pays income tax, collects sales tax when necessary, and carries insurance in case of worst case scenarios like accidents or (since we are in Florida) hurricanes. I am a memebr of the Professional Photographers of America and am up to date on best practices,

props, studio

making sure everyone is in the pictures: no timers or remotes and running to get in the picture

Why hire a professional photographer?

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