Senior Pictures: Five Reasons You Should Hire a Professional Photographer

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 Becoming a senior is a major accomplishment! It’s also an amazing reason to have every part of it documented! Senior pictures are one of the most fun events of your senior year, or at least they should be!

There are so many people out there these days with nice cameras or phones with nice cameras… but just because a person owns a nice camera doesn’t mean you should entrust them with capturing such a huge milestone!

Here are 5 Reasons You Should Hire a Professional Photographer:

1 You deserve it! Your parents deserve it!. You’ve worked hard to be where you are right now. You deserve to be celebrated. Your parents are proud of you and they deserve the chance to freeze time for a little.

2 Professional photographers have professional gear AND the technical skills to use them.  With the right lighting and a camera set on auto you can absolutely capture a beautiful portrait. However, it takes a lot more than that to capture beautiful portraits consistently, over and over again. It takes an experienced photographer.

3 Professional hair and makeup. I team up with some amazing stylists! Hiring hair and makeup for your session only enhances your experience. They are trained to make you look your best!

4 Stress-Free Planning. From locations to outfits, I’m there to help you plan every step of the way! I try my best to make it as stress free as possible for everyone involved!

5 Physical Artwork. We live in a day where 90% of pictures live only digitally. I encourage and help navigate all my clients to get pictures printed! Senior Albums, canvas’, professional prints… nothing beats a beautiful printed image of you! 

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