The investment into a professional photographer can feel like a big, important decision. After all, why can’t you just ask a friend to snap a few portraits on their iPhone? As an experienced newborn and family photographer, I can tell you one thing I know for sure: parents and families never regret having a professional capture the most important milestones in their lives. Here are just a few reasons why hiring a professional is the best decision you can make when it comes to your family memories:
A professional newborn/family photographer has experience with small children: Little ones can have big feelings on picture day, and it’s important to choose a professional who can create happy and positive memories for them. After all, their feelings do matter, and you don’t want a stressful day for your entire family. Choosing someone with experience ensures that you’ll have access to the tips and tricks they’ve learned along the way (trust me, I have tons!). I always encourage families to make photo day a special day, and celebrate with their little ones afterwards!
A professional photographer knows the right locations for your area: With a wide breadth of local knowledge and several locations to choose from, a professional will guide you to the right place for your and your loved ones. A professional also knows the best times of day, the lighting, and what places might be risky for small children. You definitely want someone you can trust, instead of a novice photographer who takes you to locations they have never scouted.
A professional will know how to properly edit images: When you have family photos taken, you want to know it will still look like your family. A trained professional will make sure your skin tones and the lighting are flattering and beautiful, and will help you feel confident in the process. Someone who is a professional can also provide examples or a portfolio to show you their editing style, so there are no surprises!
A professional family photographer can help style you: One of the benefits of hiring someone who understands the industry is that they often have an amazing client closet! Being able to access a client closet is invaluable: it not only saves you money and investing into items you may only wear once, it also will be easier to align your and the photographer’s vision. Your photographer can help style you from the closet and create a cohesive vision with the location or backdrop, and give you the finished product you dream of! For example, I spend hours scouting and acquiring gorgeous items for my client closet: dresses, children’s attire, and an extensive newborn closet of wraps and headpieces. My clients love the personal touch and the added element of luxury that a client closet provides.
Lastly, a professional will give you confidence in the experience: When you book with a professional photographer, you won’t have to wonder if they’ll show up on time, or if they know how to use their equipment. A professional knows their settings and equipment like the back of their hand, and will be able to accomplish your session in a timely manner. They will also help you through the booking process, until you receive your finished products, and give you personalized advice when needed. You will be able to rest assured and feel confident that your shoot will go exactly as you hoped.
If you are ready to book your newborn, child, or family session in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, please contact me. I’d love to answer any questions or share how our client experience is unsurpassed, and how we can help capture your family’s most precious moments.