SO YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT HAVING PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS TAKEN AND ARE CURRENTLY UNSURE IF YOU REALLY WANT TO DO THIS. HERE ARE MY TOP 5 REASONS TO CONVINCE YOU WHY YOU DEFINITELY SHOULD! AND NOW!
Number One: Professional Photography is an investment for a LIFETIME.
Yes, it is not super-cheap to have professional photographs taken (and when I say professional, I don't mean your neighbour who loves photography and says they will do it for $200). However, what else in life can you seriously say is an investment for a lifetime?
Photographs are a great way of capturing the memories of your different stages in life. People's pets can be special to them at so many different stages... You might be single and your beloved pet/s are your world. Or your family consists of you and your partner and your beloved pet/s - maybe you choose not to have children or your Fur Babies are the first step before going down that road. Or maybe you have a family with children and your pet/s are just as important as your kids. Or maybe your children are grown up and you're just enjoying life with your Fur Babies!
I come across people in every stage in life as a Pet Photographer, and no matter where people are at their pet/s are so very special to them. I love capturing the bond people share with their pet/s!
Having professional photographs taken of and with your pet/s will give you memories for a lifetime. Your photographs will hang on your wall and be cherished forever. They will make you smile! They will re-ignite your memories! They will also make your house not just a house but a home.
Number Two: Time just keeps going by faster and faster
Unfortunately, no one has the ability to stop time. If you have recently introduced a puppy or kitten into your family, you will soon realise just how quickly they grow! They don't stay small for long and will change right in front of your eyes.... one day they will fit in the palm of your hand, and the next they will have taken over your whole couch! It's very easy to forget how they used to look and the feelings that were associated with it - the excitement of bringing them home for the first time plus their playful nature while young!
Photographs capture these moments and re-ignite your memories. I love looking at photographs of my pets when they were younger, much smaller, and I could play with them for hours on end and not get bored!
Number Three: Your phone is not a camera
We are definitely in the digital age and it's now so easy to take and share photographs! Cameras in our phones are fantastic to capture day-to-day life and also capture those spontaneous moments that you just can't set up for a professional photographer.
But have you ever tried to print photos from your phone? No doubt the first time you did you were bitterly disappointed with how terrible they looked! The quality just isn't there and when you try to enlarge it any bigger than a standard 6x4" you start to see pixelation and imperfections. You've probably also noticed that a lot of your photos are blurry. That's right, animals can move very fast! And the camera in your phone is not made for this.
A professional photographer with a professional camera knows how to use their camera manually to create stunning photographs. We also have the knowledge about lighting and how to pose people to make people look their best. In addition, we have editing skills which can turn a standard photograph into a work-of-art that you are proud to display on your wall!
Lastly, how many stories have you heard from friends who have lost their phones or had them break and they have lost all their photos? Or maybe this has unfortunately happened to you? The digital age makes it easy to take photographs, but just as easy to loose them.
Number Four: You cannot take photographs of yourself!
As much fun as selfies and Instagram are, are you really going to print these photos and put them on your wall?! (and referencing above again!). I love capturing the interaction of owners with their pets, especially their dogs. I also love taking full family portraits but to also include the family dog/s! Why not have an updated family photo with your children but also include your dogs?!
The bond you share with your pet/s is a beautiful thing to watch and capture through my lens. And these special, tender moments are not something you can photograph yourself. Even the best of photographers hire other photographers to take portraits for them!
Number Five: Don't wait until it's too late
Sorry to end this blog on a depressing note... but nothing we can do can make time stop and we never know what is around the corner. Unfortunately not all pets are with us for long, and it's heartbreaking to have to say goodbye. Having priceless photographs of them means you will never forget their gorgeous face and cheeky ways. Your love for them will be re-ignited every time you look at your beautiful photos!
Unfortunately, in the time I have had Kiddy Kats Pets Photography up and running I have had one dog and one cat that I photographed pass away. Both losses were very unexpected and came as a shock to their owners. But they were so happy that they had chosen to have professional photographs taken. I also had someone who had to cancel a photo shoot because their dog unexpectedly passed away... so so sad.
I often hear a lot of excuses from people... "We have just been so busy" - "I don't like how I look at the moment" - "I'm just not sure if I will like the photos". These excuses will only ever turn into regrets. I understand the fear of not liking your photographs and thinking it may be a waste of money. By looking at my website I am sure that you will know if you like my style or not. But in addition, I only ask for a minimal reservation fee to book your photo session. The only time you decide what purchases you would like to make is when you see your photographs, as I believe this is the only time you can make a clear decision. There is no minimum spend and no obligation. You only purchase your photos if you love them!
If you would love to have professional photographs taken with your pet/s but are worried about how you look, I completely get it! I much prefer my side of the camera! A good photographer can work with you if you are self-conscious about particular things. Feel free to be open and discuss these fears. I always try to pose people in the most flattering way, and if I need to do a little tweak in Photoshop then so be it!
The thing I hear most from people after they see their photos is how happy they are that they chose to go ahead and book a photo shoot. I so often hear the words "I am so glad we did this" with people leaving so thankful and often surprised at how well the photos have turned out.
So if you have been considering booking a photo shoot for a while now, how about picking up the phone and enquiring further because I know you won't regret it!
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