In this age of technology, where most people are taking their photos on a smart phone, tablet or a point and shoot camera, the question being asked is: ‘Why do we still need professional photographers?’.
Other than weddings (where the extended family portraits are almost mandatory) we don’t really think about organising family portraits, couple sessions, newborn/children or photos of ourselves. We tend to rely on these new pieces of technology (smart phones and the like) to do the job. I want to ask each and every one of you, is this right? (Yes, all you photographers reading this – when was the last time you had a photography session too)?
If you think back even 10 years ago we would catch up with our friends or family and sit around with a cup of tea or coffee and pull out the photo albums to show our visitors all the important photos/events they had missed seeing in person and laugh, cry and retell the stories that went with each image.
When did it become ok to just have a quick snapshot or “selfie” image recorded solely on our smart phone, tablet or computer? Trust me when I tell you that it is not until someone is gone, that you realize you should have invested some time and money into having professional photographs taken. More importantly, not just receiving a disc of images but having those special moments printed and displayed around your home.
I know first hand that having photographs of the special people in our lives, to cherish long after they are gone, are truly priceless. They are memories you will want to keep forever. I know if my house was burning down the one item I’d want to save would be the photo albums, those wonderful pieces of paper containing the faces of the people we love.
So back to the question; Why do we still need Professional Photographers? Simple, a professional photographer will capture you and your family the way you want to be photographed – casual, formal, fun, relaxed – you decide.
Do yourself a favour and make it a priority in your life to book a professional photographer to capture you and your loved ones.
Until next week.