Doesn’t everyone own a camera now? So why would someone spend their hard earned money on a professional photographer? I would tell you that you are absolutely right! You can find “photographers" anywhere. I would also tell you that everyone also has a toothbrush, you can find those anywhere too, but owning a toothbrush doesn't make someone a dentist.
Cameras have become prolific in our society, without question. The cell phone camera has replaced the point and shoot camera for anyone and everyone who wants to take pictures. And that is okay! This isn't to say that having more cameras available is a bad thing. But just like with toothbrushes, having an abundance of equipment is not a replacement for a knowledgeable and skilled operator.
You hire a professional photographer for the same reason that you go to the dentist. You want a specialist. You don’t go to an amateur dentist, You go to a pro! You want someone who does this better than anything else. Someone who has spent more time and energy learning all the ins and outs of their craft than you would ever like. So you know that not only are you going to be in good hands but you are also going to achieve your desired results the first time, without any excuses. After all, it is your special day, your event, or your story you are trying to tell.
Another reason why you hire a professional is that you can verify their history. There are unfortunately dozens of examples of people hiring a "photographer" they knew nothing about and having their special day ruined. We've all heard the horror stories of people hiring someone at random and ending up with bad photos, no photos, or in the case of intimate portraiture, models have been assaulted.
That is why it is so important to not only hire a real professional but to do your research, find out what others have to say and verify that they are a safe person to work with and that the work the person is doing is consistent, quality and actually their own.
You also want to hire someone who is just as invested as you are into giving you the best possible experience with the best possible photos. Someone who is passionate about taking the thoughts and feelings that are in your head about how you want to see yourself and bringing them to life in a unique way.
That is why you hire a professional photographer like me! I believe my purpose is to be a good witness and to tell your story in the best possible light. I also believe that great photographs are like great tattoos, they have a transformative effect on the receiver.
You are also able to verify my work here on this website, you can read client testimonials in my FAB section and on my google and facebook pages. I am exactly who I say I am and I have the work to prove it.
It is not every day most people get to be the center of attention in their very own photo shoot, It is a special and unique experience. So when you are thinking about following through on one of your dreams take the time to do your research, ask questions and look around to find the person who is right for you, I for one hope it is me you are looking for because I can't wait to talk to you and tell your story through my lens!