5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer for Your Pre Prom

May 16, 2014  •  10 Comments

I've been wanting to write about this topic for a little while now. Ok, fine. Since LAST YEAR! Haha. And I'm finally in the mood for it. After hearing people gape at my prom pricing, I've decided to talk about it. I mean, I'm not offended. Not at all. I'm actually quite used to people thinking I charge too much.

Why on earth should I pay $85 to to take a couple pictures with my boyfriend when I could just take them myself with my iPhone?
$20/person for group photos! That's too much! I'll just have my mom take the pictures.

Well, here are a few reasons why you should hire a professional instead.

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1. You should be enjoying the moment, not worrying about your selfies. Hiring someone else to take photos for you allows you the opportunity to laugh and joke around and act cute with your friends.

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2. A professional can capture all the little details that your cell phone's camera or you mother's point-and-shoot cannot.

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3. A professional photographer knows what she's doing (usually haha). You won't have to worry about a picture coming out too dark, you looking too fat... I will fix that stray hair and crooked boutonniere before I even take the picture, so you won't get mad about it later.

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4. Did you honestly spend $400 on the dress, $100 on the shoes, $150 on hair and make up, $50 on the limo and $150 on everything else just so that you'd be left with some ok-looking (hopefully) photos that can only be used for Instagram and Facebook? Think about it.

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5. You won't regret it.

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Ok, fine. What are your prom rates, LarJ?

Singles: $50/person
Couples:$42.50/person
Groups of 6-16: $30/person
Groups of 17+: $20/person

And what do I get?

-6 digital proofs for you to post all over social media
-An online gallery so that your parents can order prints

It's really that simple :)

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Disclaimer: I'm not saying there's anything wrong with selfies or your mother's point-and-shoot camera. My own prom photos were taken with a little black camera back in '08 and I love those photos! So don't get me wrong. I'm not here to offend, but to enlighten. Peace!


Comments

Debbie Mitchell(non-registered)
great prom photos.
Tosha(non-registered)
I so agree! Get advice and beautiful photos. I wish I could go back to prom! :-)
Anna(non-registered)
Great post, thanks for sharing!
sheryll(non-registered)
great points ;) i should have hired one when i was i high school LOL
Ashley(non-registered)
These are all awesome points! Prom is such an exciting milestone - one that deserves professional photos!
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