So what makes a professional portrait worth more than a photo from a new camera owner or soccer mom? The difference is in the look of the portrait. A professional photographer spends years studying lighting, posing, composition, and style to bring out the best qualities and make even an average person look amazing. The difference between a professional portrait and a camera owner’s photo is like the difference between a fine piece of hand-crafted jewelry and a machine-made necklace or bracelet you might find at a mall kiosk. With the former you are assured of quality, style, and lasting value; the latter is just something to wear because it’s inexpensive and it really doesn’t matter.
A professional portrait is something you will feel good about giving to your family and friends and will be valued more and more as the years pass. It is a true investment in one’s memories for generations to come. A camera owner’s portrait is just a road map of the human face; a snapshot that will likely go where all other snapshots have gone before. Take a look at the profile pics on Facebook. It’s pretty easy to tell whether a senior went to a quality studio or tried taking a chance and found it to be a big mistake. While times may change, value does not. Art will always be art, digital or not. I often ask young senior girls, “How much is a portrait worth that makes you look fat?” They will quickly respond, “Don’t even show me a portrait I look fat in!” Exactly! If you don’t look beautiful in your senior portraits, it doesn’t matter how much you saved because it’s still money wasted. That’s why we offer a money-back guarantee on our sessions. If you don’t look beautiful, it’s free!