1. You will be in the photos with your favourite people.

You can’t take pictures of yourself. Hiring a professional ensures that the effort you put into getting everyone ready for the session and the clothing choices won’t be wasted. You’ll have many images that you’ll cherish for years to come after the session.

2. Your photographer will take time to plan your session.

Photographers take the time to ensure that all the images will be taken in a location that will provide the best setting possible for your family. Photographers know how to use the light and location instead of guessing and wondering how the photos will turn out at a certain location.

3. Professional equipment.

Most photographers have invested in expensive gear that will help produce the best imagery possible. The fancy camera that you own can’t perform better than the $5000+ worth of professional photography gear that your professional photographer uses for your session.

4. Top image editing software with skilled eye.

Photographers know what looks good and what will stand the test of time. There are many things to consider when editing a photo. Is the white balance correct, is it in focus, is it properly composed? A photographer has many years of experience knowing what makes an image a good one. Please trust that your photographer often knows better than you.

5. A different perspective.

The photographer sees things in a different way than you might. They are see things like lighting, background and composure. They can guide you to looking your best while laughing in a photo with your loved ones and capture that in a way that you have never been able to see yourself.

6. Custom artwork for your family.

You’ve invested in your home, it’s the place you spend most of your time. You’ll have a series of images that can be used to enhance and customize the art hanging in your home. They will be able to give you suggestions on what to print and what sizes to make that will look the best on your walls.

7. The experience is fun.

Most professional photographers want you to have a great time while being photographed. If it’s not fun, I suggest finding a different photographer, it doesn’t have to be that way.

8. Once the moment is gone, you will have beautiful images to commemorate the experience.

A photoshoot can be a wonderful way to spend time together celebrating your connection with each other. It’s a time where the photographer will encourage you to connect so they have the opportunity to capture moments of connection so you will have it saved in an image for you to be able to look at and enjoy for the rest of your life. Freezing that moment forever in time.

9. Photographers make you look good.

We are educated on how to make you look your best and capture you at the most flattering angles. Believe me we’ve studied to figure out all the ways of making someone look their best including all shapes and sizes of people because we know that everyone wants to look good in their photos. It’s what we do best in fact.

Here’s a recent family session with Jerry and Nicole Myer’s family. I’ve been photographing them since just before their youngest was born. It was really fun watching them enjoying their beautiful horses. I feel so lucky to capture part of their family’s history.


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