Today, a camera can be found everywhere...even on our mobile smartphones. In many cases, many of my clients own a DSLR. However, those cameras and lenses that many own can not compare to the quality of cameras owned by professional photographers. Many clients like it when their images have blurry backgrounds and they (the subject of the photo) is clear and sharp. This is called bokeh. Superior equipment is need to acheive excellent bokeh. That's why professional photographers are so important. We're able to use tools to capture beautiful moments and give those moments pizzazz.
This is a starting image taken from my camera. As you can see it's a great beginning, but it's flat and boring. Like many with a camera, this is the way a typical portrait will look if the portrait is captured with adequate lighting. However, that's when a professional photographer is able to take images to the next level.
Would you like to see how a professional photographer would transition this basic image into a piece of art?
Once professional photographers capture your images, we create magic! We spend several hours after your portrait session is completed going through your images and transforming them into works of art. As you can see, I took the time to deepen shadows, enhance lights, and so much more.
Top 10 Reasons A Professional Photographer Makes A Difference
Like many families, there is a designated photographer. For many families, that usually the Mom. Which usually means anytime there's a family photo, Mom is standing behind the camera and is left out of the photo.
When you schedule your session, Tamieka Smith Photography will work with you to help style your clothing and customize your session based on your final desires.
As previously mentioned, many have a camera of some sort. However, a professional photographer like Tamieka Smith Photography is able to use professional equipment and bring your portraits life.
Most DSLR operators/consumers will admit they turn their camera to auto and let their camera do the work. Modern cameras can take great images on auto, but things can go very wrong too. This can result in dark images, blurry images or the on board flash popping up to light your subject. As a professional photographer we know how to use our equipment and will have manual control over our camera. We will be choosing the ISO, shutter speed and f-stop to ensure the image is well exposed.
Once a portrait session is complete, we carefully go over your images for detail. We also use professional retouching programs to remove blemishes and bring your portraits up to a professional standard.
Your photographer will pay attention to the detail. Everything is carefully planned out including the time of day. Every part of the image and your session is carefully planned to ensure that you get the best images possible.
We will look at your family in a unique and fresh way. We will be able to make suggestions on ways for your family to be photographed that may not have been previously thought about previously.
One of the biggest reasons why many clients contact professional photographers is to have images taken to display on the walls of your home. Many of Tamieka Smith Photography clients are wanting to have their images enlarged and framed on their walls. We offer several different frames and canvases.
Professional photographers spend countless years and money educating themselves in posing, lighting, and equipment use. This is all done to ensure we provide a wonderful and finished product to our clients.
#1 reason to hire a professional photographer is memories. that once that day is over or that time-frame has passed, it is now a precious memory and you will want the best images possible of those memories. This is even more important for those moments that cannot be relived, like weddings, maternity images, newborn images and other important milestones.
It is important to hire a professional to capture those special memories that are worth reliving and sharing with the next generation.
Has it been a while since you've last captured your family? Don't hesitate to contact Tamieka about capturing your beautiful family today.
Tamieka Smith Photography is a Northern Virginia (NOVA) Family Photographer also serving Woodbridge and Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
Hello, I'm Tamieka, owner of Tamieka Smith Photography. I would love to help you plan your family's sunset portraits in Northern Virginia (or surrounding area) or photograph your military ceremony — possibly both. Working with families and military members is my specialty. I hope you'll look at my recent work and all that’s available for you. I hope we're able to work together and I’m able to document your family’s history.