So, your birthday is coming up and you’re already thinking about how amazing the pictures are going to look on your iPhone X. You’ve already planned out what Snapchat filters you’re going to use and how many photos you’re going to post as a recap of the night on your Instagram. However, the big day has arrived, but you’re so busy enjoying the music, your guests, and the food that you forgot your iPhone existed. The next day, you find yourself with no pictures except for the ones your mom took, but since the lighting was bad and there was too much commotion, they’re all blurry. Your memories from that night quickly fade, and the statement probably sitting in the back of your mind is: I should’ve hired a photographer.
Below are five reasons why you need to hire a professional photographer at your next birthday party.
1. You Can’t Capture Every Moment
According to Firefly Photography, you can’t be everywhere at once. If you think you’re going to get in a dance or two with your favorite cousin and enjoy the catering with your friends while taking selfies with all your guests, you need to snap into reality. You can’t be everywhere with everyone. Hiring a professional photographer will capture all the moments you can’t. Whether if they get a snapshot of you holding your newborn niece or having your first dance of the night with your grandmother, a photographer focuses on the details of your special night. You can count on them to see everything going on in the moment, and you won’t be disappointed once the night is over because the photos will be there to reminisce on all the festivities.
2. Photographers Are Professional
If you want display-worthy pictures from your party, it not only takes a nice camera but also an eye for a photograph. Although you can get just the right selfie on your “good side” without a problem, a professional photographer understands the logistics of taking a picture. They pay attention to the amount of lighting that’s needed to capture all your guests and you in their best physique. If your party is outdoors and the atmosphere is gloomy, a professional photographer knows how to color cast and brighten the photos as they see fit. When you’re dealing with a professional, you’re always going to look your best.
3. Eliminates Stress
Even though you had plans to take all the pictures you could stand on your cell phone, you were still worried about how your memories would be displayed. In addition, you have a long to-do list. From putting together your guest list to figuring out what’s on your menu, you’ve become overwhelmed with party-planning. Now, you’re worried about the quality of your pictures for the night and how you would have access to them for your photo album. A professional photographer ensures that you will receive your photos within a few days or weeks of your party in top-quality.
4. You Matter!!!
Your birthday is all about you, and you deserve to be the center of attention. Images live on forever, and even if you forget on your own down the line, they help you remember the good times. Fun times. Therefore, your presence is what makes your night special. A photographer can enhance those memories so that you can come from behind the camera and join the fun. You only get so many birthdays, so why not make them about you?
5. Photographers Know How To Work A Crowd
It’s one thing to know how to work a camera, get the right lighting, and edit a photograph. Photographers capture candid moments without fully being seen. So, when your uncle is having trouble lighting the candles to your cake and your mother is fixing your hair, just know a photographer sees and snaps it all. You also don’t have to worry about the typical “say cheese” poses. Photographers know how to make people look good in the middle of laughing, eating, or just simply looking around. If you’re getting down on the dance floor, just know a professional photographer works the crowd at all times.
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