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Do I Really Need a Professional Photographer for My Senior Pictures?

When it’s so easy to take out your phone and take a good photo, you might be wondering whether it’s really necessary to hire a professional photographer for your senior photo session. Seriously, some of these phone cameras are REALLY amazing and probably part of the reason that the phone costs so much, am I right?

However, your phone won’t quite hit the mark for your senior pictures and here’s why.


Your Photographer Has Experience


There are a number of elements that make for a good photo and a photographer knows how to bring them together. What’s more, they can help guide you during your senior shoot, which can be helpful since you’ve never had senior photos before.


They Know How to make the best of the location


The location you choose for your senior pictures matters, as does the lighting. When you work with a professional photographer, you benefit from someone who knows how to use their surroundings to create beautiful images. Over and above that, your photographer can provide you with the best location options based on your vision for your shoot. When you choose AFH Media for your senior pictures, we provide you with a location guide that will help you to choose the best location if you don’t have any ideas of your own.


Senior boy leaning up against a brick wall
This is a half collapsed brick fire place at a park pavilion. Can you tell?


They Have the Equipment


Your smartphone’s camera might be impressive, but it will never match up to professional cameras, lenses, and accessories. When you hire a professional senior photographer, you are also hiring their equipment. Plus, professional equipment is necessary for different scenarios, including bad weather and indoor shots. There’s a lot of things that that cell phone camera can do. There’s a lot MORE that your pro photographer and their pro equipment can do!


Editing is a Part of the Package


We aren’t talking filters, here. We’re talking pro editing that brings out your best features and highlights the best you. A professional photographer can edit your images in ways that are natural but eye-catching.


Senior girl with nose ring and black top


They Bring an Artistic Eye


Do you have the eye for the best light? Best angle? Best location? When you work with a professional senior photographer, their job is to bring your vision to life. However, you can also benefit from their artistic eye – you might end up using ideas you never even thought of.


Senior guy on ice hocky rink


It all boils down to this being a big milestone. It’s one that deserves the best. Your senior photo session is an investment and an experience you won’t soon forget.


If you're ready to book your senior session with the pros at AFH, reach out today! Have questions? We've got the answers!