Sometimes you don't know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Life is a roller coaster of adventures, special moments and challenges. Most of those memories get dimmed or replaced over time. I HATE THAT! I want to keep each precious memory fresh and crystal clear in my mind. Alas... I have baby brain! (Can you still have baby brain if your kids are teens?) Unless I wrote about it, photographed it or found the time to record a video about it, the moment fades into the void. I think that's what drew me to photography in the first place. The promise that a precious piece of paper would keep my "heart moments" safe is a relief.
Well just this, not all moments are created equal. Everyday stuff is experienced over and over so a photograph will nudge your memory but doesn't have to be award winning. However, there are days such as your wedding, the birth of your first child, the thanksgiving when the dog dragged the turkey off the table... Those days are a blur and the only way you remember them is by having beautifully detailed, clear, crisp photographs to relive the moments as if you were there again. That is why you want a professional.
A photographer who specializes in weddings will anticipate moments, eliminate challenges have the best gear for total success. They will make your special day better because they have experienced the common pitfalls you wouldn't have never seen coming and they are ready!
The same is true for newborn photography. Working with fragile infants is a big responsibility and must be done safely. A professional newborn photographer know the safest way to pose, can get heart melting images no matter what baby's mood is, will be caring and careful with a mom who might still be soar from delivery. That is just the start!
Even though I have been professional photographer for 6 years and specialized in newborns 2 years ago. I still had the most challenging time photographing my 10 month old twin nephews when I visited my family in Quebec this past summer. With the stress and fatigue of caring for my nephews, having few props and no space I was stunned at the level of difficulty getting a good image turned out to be. They were better than what my brother had so far but I knew I could have done so much better in my studio. What I'm trying to say is that no matter how good you are at photography, having the right tools and space can make all the difference between an ok photo and am heirloom keepsake you would be proud to display on your wall.
The quality of your image is just one part of the benefits of a qualified professional. Here are some other essencial skills:
- Great communication