Photographs of your family
Should you get your family photographs taken by a Professional or Friend?
Deciding to have professional family photographs taken is a big decision for some.
Just as much as you want to take your car to a certified mechanic, or your child to be taught by a trusted and trained teacher, it would make sense to entrust your family images to a experienced and qualified professional photographer.
Sure, we can all take a photo, we could all teach a child some aspects of reading, writing and maths, but professionals will know so many more fundamentals of the task, understand the skills, attention to detail and how to achieve the very best results – the teacher from a student; the photographer from the client, the setting, the light, the camera.
Taking the time to have photographs made of your family that you love and will want to show off for generations to come is worth investing in, just like servicing your car or a child’s education. Printed photographs will last many lifetimes and become tools of storytelling, teaching about our culture, history and heritage.
There’s the cost of course. Why pay someone to do a job that anyone with a camera could do? Yes, anyone could take photographs of your family for you – no problem.
But will their be a distracting tree coming out of someones head or a dark shadow across half the groups faces? Will they be images you and your family will love forever? Will they show the very best version of you all and the deep love you and your family have for each other?
For some people having professional family photographs taken is a no brainer. It just makes sense.