When my girls were in high school, they had to go to a certain photography studio in town for their yearbook photos. Nowadays, having your senior photos taken with a professional photographer isn’t required.
Sure, you can use your iPhone to get some pretty decent photos, or you may even know someone with a camera who does a pretty good job! So then, why should you bother to hire a professional photographer for your senior portraits?
Here are 3 reasons why you should hire a professional photographer for your senior portraits:
1. When you hire a professional photographer, you are getting just that – a pro.
A professional photographer has years of experience, and from that experience comes knowledge. Professional photographers understand how to use light in the best way to create beautiful, glowing images. We understand how to use angles to create the most flattering images.
Professional photographers know how to pose you, down to the last detail. We will tell you exactly where to place your arms and hands, how to sit, stand or lean toward the light in natural ways, so you look natural and feel confident.
Besides posing, professional photographers know how to prompt you, to elicit natural smiles and expressions to really bring out your unique personality.
2. Camera and Lenses
A professional photographer has all the latest equipment, including different lenses. More importantly, we know how to use them to create gorgeous, sharp images. I usually carry two cameras with me on a dual harness, each with a different lens, so that I can go back and forth quickly. Each lens creates a different affect to ensure the most beautiful, clear, and amazing images you could ask for.
3. Professional Editing Services
Professional photographers are experts at properly editing your images to make you look beautiful and natural. I have taken many workshops and have years of experience using advanced editing software. I can retouch and smooth your skin, get rid of any blemishes and fly away hair, and so much more. Having a professional photographer edit your pictures helps make sure your images appear natural and not take away from the beauty of who you actually are.
Hiring a professional photographer helps ensure that your pictures are the highest quality possible and helps ease the worries away of how the pictures will turn out. After all, senior pictures are often showcased for years to come and you want to look back on your images and truly love them. You know you’re worth it, I do too!