Your senior year is fast approaching! That means senior photos are just around the corner! There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing a photographer to capture such an important time in your life, but there are many things that only a professional photographer can provide that your friend with an iPhone or camera cannot.
High Quality Images
I don’t know how to break this to you, but images taken on your iPhone or an entry level, hobbyist digital camera aren’t of fantastic quality. Have you ever looked back at images you took on your phone years ago? Most likely they are low quality, a little grainy, and just not great. This is because the digital industry is evolving every year and what we thought was amazing a few years ago is laughable now.
This is why hiring a pro with a professional camera is the best way to ensure that your images will be of the best quality for years to come! Professional photographers invest in top level equipment to make sure that they can produce high quality images that can be printed in large format products (like canvases and wall prints) and stand the test of time.
Photoshop is the number one editing software for professional photographers. We can remove blemishes, while retaining skin texture, perfect exposure while maintaining beautiful colors, and bring out the best features of the image while staying true to natural tones. Non-professionals usually use iPhone apps or other consumer level software that can actually destroy the underlying image and manipulate the details that make it so naturally beautiful. Hiring a pro will ensure that your images are edited with the utmost care and that you will look like you on your best day.
Experience in Posing
Have you ever seen a picture of yourself and said, “Yikes! That is NOT the best angle!” Professional photographers know how to use angle to make you look your best in photos. We also know how to pose you so that your best features are front and center! Non-professionals don’t understand how lens chose can manipulate your width of features, how to instruct you to look natural in pictures, or how to best flatter you with specific posing knowledge. Hiring a professional photographer can mean a difference of night and day in how much you love the way you look in your photographs!
Once in a Lifetime Experience
Senior portraits are such a HUGE part of your senior year and you may not realize it yet, but think about it…when is the next time you will have the opportunity for something like this? Believe it or not, it will most likely be your wedding day. WOAH! Can you believe that? You will NEVER be an 18 year old on the edge of adulthood with the rest of your life ahead of you as you are now. Now is the time to capture this incredible moment in your life! Senior portraits are a rite of passage!
A Professional is Committed to You
When you hire a professional photographer for your senior portraits, you enter into a contract between yourself and a business owner. This means that your photographer is committed to providing you with professional portraits that you will absolutely love and cherish forever!
Non-professional photographers don’t have contracts and consequently are not legally bound to provide you with what they promise. That can be really scary when it comes to documenting such an important time in your life! Entrusting your memories with a contracted professional is the only way to go!
Ready to Hire a Professional Photgrapher?
Here at Monette Wagner Photography, we don’t take your senior photos lightly! We’re ready to wow you from the very first time you contact us to the delivery of your custom portrait art!
Fill out my contact form to book your session date. We’ll take it from there!