Hiring a Quality Photographer For Special Occasions

When your finances aren’t at their best, it’s understandable to look for creative ways of making your dollars stretch. This is often the case with young professionals who are just starting their careers, or business owners who are just getting started as entrepreneurs.

We get it. The rent is not going to pay itself. That said, while you may cut back on dining out with friends and giving up craft beers for Yuengling (hey, it’s still a quality beer), there are certain items for which you have to splurge a little. A professional photographer for special occasions is one of them.


Your wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life. If you want to save money, have your ceremony at a park, or at a loved one’s backyard. Don’t scrimp on pictures. You’re going to be looking at them for the rest of your life. You don’t want them to look like your cousin Bobby took them after downing a couple of cocktails.

Professional Headshots:

We’ve discussed this topic before. Your headshot is the only chance you get to make the right first impression. Don’t crop one of your social media pictures. It looks tacky. Don’t take a selfie to post it on LinkedIn. It looks juvenile and self-indulgent. Those are hardly the traits you want people to associate with you when they’re looking to hire you. It takes money to make money. Invest wisely.

Family Portraits:

Remember those department store pictures, where everyone seemed to have a bad perm, a mullet, or a background with laser beams? Hilarious, aren’t they? Believe it or not, there are still places in 2017 where your pictures can end up looking like that. Unless you’re trying to be intentionally funny, don’t even go there.

Save a little longer if you have to. Borrow the money from family members. Eat Ramen a lot for a month if you have to. But don’t short change yourself on the items above. Once you’re out of the hole and enjoying prosperity, you’ll look back at your pictures and be glad you chose a quality photographer.