We are surrounded by technology; every day we get to see new mobile phones with amazing cameras. With modern technology and advanced cameras on cell phones in today’s world, is a photographer really needed? Absolutely! Here are the reasons why hiring a professional photographer to do the job is so needed:


They have the right skills.


So you know someone with a nice camera, but do they know how to use it properly? Having an expensive camera is not enough to take high-quality photographs. Most folks do not realize what it takes to adjust settings based on exposures, lighting, and other technical aspects of their equipment. A camera won’t automatically take good shots for you. It is a talent learned through experience and training.


Professional equipment


This is always a bonus. It’s more than just owning a camera. Photography gear in itself is downright expensive. Sure, the camera starts at typically $1,500 (on the low side). But with modern technology, photographers are always looking for an upgrade every other year. Next up is a lens with a starting price of $900, and that’s on the cheap end! A camera needs a flash, and those are easily $300. Most photographers have more than one. Then the essentials: backdrops, tripods, Lightroom, computer software, memory cards, lights, a studio, and so forth. The list can go on and cost thousands.

Let them orchestrate the posing.


Especially large crowds. It is easier said than done, but most people’s attention spans and patience are usually short. You will find yourself exhausted and frustrated with a lack of posing ideas. We perform these in a timely manner and always offer suggestions for new poses.


It is their job.


Skip trying to find a friend or relative to do the job. This means more hassle for you and missed moments for them. Imagine a wedding with a friend or family member doing the photography. How will they eat, dance, drink, and mingle? That would not be a pleasant experience for them. Hiring a pro guarantees you that they are solely doing this for you, worry-free.


They know how to edit properly.


You want a ‘wow’ factor with your final images. Professional photographers own different systems to edit and retouch photos properly. The last thing you want is for your pictures to appear cheesy. We are artists and have the skills to retouch uneven skin tones, brighten smiles and eyes, place overlays, expose, contrast, soften, and remove distractions.



Professional photographers can be underrated. It’s not for the faint of heart and requires dedication, late nights, and passion. Of course, there are plenty of ways to save money in life, but don’t skimp out on a skilled expert. Invest and be satisfied with high-quality results!

April: The professional photographer you need


April has the right amount of skills and experience to put life into your photographs. She offers photography services including family photography, maternity photography, newborn photography, and couple photoshoot services. Get in touch with her today!