Why you need a professional photographer at your child’s birthday party

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Blog

Your child’s birthday is coming soon and you are thinking about how to celebrate this special day. A typical scenario is a fun party for friends with a cake, balloons, hired entertainment and a lot of fun, of course. But wait, what about pictures? Of course, nowadays everyone has DSLR cameras and many of you can take pretty decent pictures by yourselves or give this important task to your spouses.

So let the party begin! The guests arrived, food is served, everyone is having fun and looking forward to catching up. But you can not relax because you are afraid to miss a photo opportunity and all you do at the party is running after kids trying to organize them somehow to get that perfect shoot. Once the party is over you realize that you are exhausted and disappointed since you didn’t have time to chat with your guests or simply enjoy watching the kids having fun.

So, why not to hire a professional photographer for your child’s birthday party? Not many people consider it a must, but this can make this important for your family day much more relaxing and enjoyable.

Save right.

Of course all parents do everything they can to make their children feel special on their birthday, within a reasonable budget. It is important how you decide to distribute the costs, since food, gifts, rent and other expenses add up very quickly. We rarely think twice about paying a premium price for entertainers who are doing the important job of keeping our kids busy and organized at the party. But hiring a photographer is just as worthwhile, if not more. Your child will not remember every his or her birthday party but beautiful pictures will create life-long memories. So, think what is really important first. And save right.

Consider the value

There are several reasons a professional photographer is an important component of a successful party planning. Experience, high quality photographic products, photographic vision, patience with children are only a few. Remember that when you hire a professional, you pay for the experience, training and expertise which result in beautiful and unique photo artwork starring your child.

Experience

I often hear: «Wow, this is a great shoot! What kind of camera do you have?» And then:  «Oh, that’s why, I will get the same one». An expensive camera makes better pictures, there is no doubt about that. But using one to produce outstanding results is a skill that cannot be mastered overnight. Camera is just a tool, and like with any other tools, you have to know how to use it really well in order to create beautiful pictures.

Retouching

To get «That’s a great picture» effect is not easy without some post production work, or retouching. Most pictures do not need a lot of retouching and some are perfect without the magic of Photoshop. But in many cases, adjusting the color, contrast, brightness, darkness or using black and white conversion can make an image an unforgettable work of art.

High quality photographic products

Professional photographers have access to products that are not available to general public.  All prints from professional labs are designed to last around 100/200 years and can be ordered on a wide variety of printing paper and in different sizes. Professional prints on photo gallery wraps, standouts, frames, albums cards, boutique products that lasts several generations.

Photographic vision

Each photographer has his or her own photographic vision and style which result from years of experience and practice. Professional photographer notices details which other people won’t and brings them all together on a  picture. For a professional photographer it’s not just about taking a few pictures, it is about creating art pieces that will last years.

Patience with children:

As parents we often lose patience when our children don’t listen, and, as a result, we get the «Are you done yet?» smile on picture. With professional photographers it’s different. Children typically behave better with them and they are more relaxed because photographers help children feel at ease. They also try to create a fun environment for them to make the experience more enjoyable.

Where are you here? I can not see you on picture…

Here is another benefit of hiring a professional photographer. You can be in front of camera with your loved once and friends, not behind.

Our child’s birthday is tomorrow; don’t forget to charge the camera…

With a professional photographer at your child’s birthday party all you have to do is to relax and enjoy the priceless moments with your family. This is your child’s special day, so be part of it. And a professional will work his or her magic to make sure these moments stay with your family for many more years to come…