With the never-ending evolution of smart phones, everybody basically has a certified high-end camera in their hand. I have seen some images that come from those cameras that are at times indistinguishable from those shot in a mirrorless or DSLR camera. So what is the difference, and why would I hire a portrait photographer to do what I can do myself?
There is a difference between being satisfied with what you get or hiring someone to create what you want. That is where a portrait photographer comes in. You can only do so much with a point a shoot cell phone. A portrait photographer has all the tools including lenses and flashes to put you in the best light, position and pose to see what you can’t see. Plus, there is something special about how the right photographer can create art directly in their camera and present you with an image in the moment that will win you over and be confirmation to you that hiring a professional was the right thing to do. Family photos done properly require a professional to watch the frame, check for out of place hairs, closed eyes, twisted collars etc. There's a saying that goes, "if you do it right the first time, you won’t have to waste time and money to pay someone to do it right." So, the right thing to do is to do some homework and select the photographer that has a style that you like and use them to create the memories you deserve.
I've been shooting portraits professionally for 10 years. I have several tricks of the trade I use to create the magic for your portraits. We provide portrait photography services in our studio, located in Hampton, VA or we can shoot your session on-location.