Why Hire A Professional?
Because you’re a professional in your field! You most likely want to get the best images possible, wouldn’t you? As we all know, the availability of digital photography has led to a whole slew of folks thinking they’re photographers; more people are trying to do-it-yourself every day. And it’s true–the DELETE button on their digital cameras allows them to throw out out-of-focus, awkwardly framed, and miserably exposed images instantly. The result is more people taking bad pictures than ever before!
When you hire a pro, you’re not just hiring a person with a more expensive camera than you have or a family member may have. You’re hiring someone who knows how to make you (or whatever the subject is) look awesome, using an artistic eye, an ability to put the subject at ease, and the technical skill to give you a riveting image that everyone will notice. You’re hiring someone who can take your vision of yourself (or of the subject you want shot), and mold it into something eye-catching, truthful, and new.
If this matters to you, then you hire a professional. If they do not matter to you then you can do it on your own or get a family member to do it.