Kudos to professional photographers...
Perhaps they are becoming a rare breed, but I offer kudos to professional photographers. Here is why: My wife has photographs taken of our daughter every year for Mother's and Father's day. In the past she used Sears, but they no longer have studios. So she went to another retailer with a photo studio, and the experience was miserable on many levels (disinterested and inexperienced shooter, production line schedule, unimaginative shots, etc.) A friend recommended a private photographer. The difference was incredible. The shooter was patient, experienced, and creative. The shots were post-processed. The whole experience left my wife and daughter happy and satisfied. The price for all of this was only 25% higher than the retailer. This high level of service just cannot be beat.
|Thunderheads With Egret by Buzz Lightyear|
|Double Rainbow; Abiquiu, NM, USA. by abiquiuense|
from After the Rain
|White Tern-2289 by vbuhay|
from A Whiter Shade of Pale