Many overlook the significance of hiring a professional photographer to capture their family’s legacy. Yes, your life is a legacy for your family’s future generations. Like many areas of the country, there are several people in Northern Virginia that have a “good camera” and can take pictures.
Yes, I know and understand the belief that if a camera is good it must take great pictures, but this is a false belief. There are so many things that go into being a professional family photographer and ensure your best memories are captured for you to endure for years to come.
Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland has so many beautiful areas to have family pictures taken. Photographers are constantly searching for new locations that would be great for family to take their pictures. Once a photographer becomes familiar with a location, they’ll know where the best spots are for your family’s pictures whether is raining or sunny. To visit the list of popular locations to photograph, visit here.
This one is extremely important! Many overlook the importance of hiring a photographer who is legal and have insurance. Two weeks ago, a photographer detailed something significant she was facing with her business and the effects it was having on her personal life. Although this photographer’s story is heartbreaking and sad, it’s a warning to clients to do due diligence with your photographer. Unfortunately, all the people who hired her, are unable to use her services or able to have their money returned, due to her current situation.
Her story is heartbreaking and reinforcement of the thought, that no matter what service provider you’re hiring ensure they are a legal business and insured.
When hiring a professional photographer, you know what you’re getting. Their images consistent and a professional photographer will ensure you’ll receive a high-quality photo.
Yes, photographers take pictures, but we do so much more. Taking the picture is only a small portion of being a photographer. We are familiar with how to use light correctly, posing, and how to retouch your final images. Retouching involves making the images look their absolute best. Lighting can be adjusted, colors can be corrected, and blemishes can be removed to ensure you look your best.
Professional photographers thrive on happy and satisfied clients. You are our business! When hiring a professional, you’re hiring someone who loves their profession and who will go the extra mile to ensure you’re receiving the best experience possible. As family photographers, our profession is to document your family and tell your family’s story.
Anyone can use a camera to take a picture, but only a professional photographer can capture those crucial moments as they unfold. Yes, a professional photographer who has taken the time to learn the craft of photographer, gotten the necessary insurance in place, and other factors that come into account (like paying business taxes) will cost a little more than someone with just a “good camera”, but the result will be well worth it.
Are you in the need of a professional photographer for your family? I would love to speak with you about photographing your family. I may be reach by telephone at (571) 250-5073 or email at email@example.com.
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Hello, I'm Tamieka, the owner of and photographer behind Tamieka Smith Photography a family photographer in Torrance, CA and Northern Virginia/National Archives Promotion Ceremony photographer in Torrance, CA. I am happy you came to visit the blog! I hope you find inspiration and helpful tips. In addition, to a peek into my life as a family photographer.
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