6 Moments You’ll Wish You Hired a Professional Photographer
By Erin Reynolds
With cameras on smartphones improving every day, it’s easier than ever to capture beautiful moments of friends, family, pets, and milestones. Not only can they be of amazing quality, but they can also be convenient. So with this easy access to great cameras, why hire a professional photographer? What is the value?
Professional photographers have state-of-the-art equipment, know the best staging techniques, can edit your images, and most importantly, help make sure everyone is in the photo! Here are some moments in life when we might think a smartphone camera would do, but perhaps we should think again.
Selling Your Home
The right photos hold the key to a home that sells for the right price—and at the right time. Many home buyers are doing more of their house-hunting online these days, which means professionally taken photos and 360 tours could make all the difference. If you want to really turn heads, hire eyeCatchLight Photography to photograph your home and create a virtual tour.
Your wedding day will fly by in a flash—many couples say they don’t even get time to eat. Having a professional there to document the moments, big and small, will help you experience your day in more depth. Things you missed, exchanges between friends, and a time when you looked your absolute best—these are all things you can remember for the rest of your life in high-quality detail thanks to a professional wedding photographer.
Before and After
Professionally-taken before and after photos can more adequately convey a major transformation, like surgery, weight loss, or a home remodel. Hiring a professional to track your health progress can be a big motivator for many people, which is why a medical photographer can be a good call—they really bring to light even the smallest details. When it comes to showcasing home improvements, professional real estate photos can engage sellers more deeply when you are ready to put your home on the market.
Whether you are a CEO or just starting out in your career, a professional headshot for LinkedIn, your personal website, and other online platforms is a very beneficial career boost. Putting your best, professional face forward is the first impression potential employers and clients get from you. This is especially helpful for people who want to advance in leadership roles or start consulting on their own.
Pregnancy and New Baby
Documenting one of the most unique times in your life—your pregnancy and the birth of a new baby—can help you relive some of the precious, once-in-a-lifetime memories. Choosing a professional to take these photos will give you confidence that the images will be done right. In several years’ time, your children will appreciate how high-quality professional images last so much longer. They can share this special moment with their children and even grandchildren.
There will be many reasons to celebrate your family over the years and plenty of opportunities to document special times and moments. That’s why family photos of everyday life can also be really special, too. Professional images of you and your family going about your daily routine— who you are together in those everyday moments— show a side of familial love that can get eclipsed during boisterous and chaotic holidays.
While there are times when a smartphone camera will do, as you can see there are plenty of good reasons to go with a pro. When the moments matter, make it count by hiring a professional to make memories last. You might even be surprised at how beautiful and authentic images can be when taken by an objective observer.
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