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Should I hire a professional photographer for my family portraits?

Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer

With the current digital camera market and smart phones that take such good photos, is there really a reason to hire a professional photographer? Below are just some of the reasons why a pro is a better choice. Keep scrolling to read more about the benefits of hiring a professional photographer for your family beach photo session, or click here to view all the amazingness we captured with this family for their sunset photo session at Watercolor Beach.

Sunrise or Sunset?

  • Sunset is my favorite

  • Sunrise is my favorite

Would you like more information about booking a sunrise or sunset photo session? Reach out to us by text message at (850) 460-4437 or fill out the contact us form and we will circle back you within 24 hours. Please check your email (and spam folder) for information.

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  • An expensive camera does not automatically result in photographic skills. Just because your friend, co-worker, or relative has a high-speed, top quality digital camera doesn’t mean they know what they’re doing behind the camera. While quality equipment does help the average consumer improve their photography game, a professional photographer offers an artistic approach, creative eye and experience that cannot be purchased at a camera store.

  • Professional equipment has its perks. Shooting with top of the range cameras and professional lighting equipment helps us to take the best shots, even in less than optimal circumstances. Capturing low light, nighttime and even high-speed action shots can be tricky for the amateur photographer but a professional knows what’s required to capture those types of shots.

  • Posing is our thing. Ever tried to get friends and relatives, including kids, to stay still and pose for a big group shot? It’s easier said than done. Need a little inspiration for your own special portraits? A professional photographer can help. Photographers perform these tasks sometimes daily, so they have perfected the skills required to get the best results while making everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera.

  • They’re hired. Using a friend or family member to take your photos could mean missed moments. A professional photographer is exclusively hired to capture the day and won’t miss out on photos because they’re chatting with the other guests, grabbing a drink or dancing. Hiring a professional photographer guarantees you capture as many perfect moments as possible.

  • The end result is part of the process. Professional photographers not only capture your photos, they also edit and retouch images in order to achieve a beautiful finished product. They can also assist with extras such as albums, custom prints and canvases.


Now that you know the benefits of hiring a professional photographer for your family portraits, take a peek at why Watercolor Florida is one of my favorite locations to photograph at.

WaterColor is home to one of South Walton’s most picturesque coastal dune lakes, Western Lake. You can rent a kayak or stand up paddleboard (SUP) from the WaterColor Boathouse and spend your days paddling the lake, or hike and bike your way through Grayton Beach State Park and Point Washington State Forest.

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Are you ready to book your session?

For details on family photo sessions for both mini and deluxe times, feel free to contact me by text at 850-460-4437

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