January 30th, 2016
Last set of images with this lovely young lady. Her dress, props, and pose reminding me Valentines day is just around the corner. Check us out
Hiring a pro photog is expensive!!! Why is it expensive? Maybe, maybe not! If the photographs are one of your highest priorities, that’s a different story. How high a priority your wedding, senior or family portraits are to you?
You might see it as a 2 hour assignment. But what you may ignore is the Travelling time to reach the location, the set up time, time spent talking to the clients at venue, time spent in discussing before the shoot, the actual shoot, transferring and backing up the data, post processing, reviewing with clients, delivering the photos or scheduling a pick up. And we are not even going into time spent building relationship with client, marketing and office hours. Post processing itself may take over a day or many depending upon the number of photographs. Especially in case of wedding Photographers.
Professional photographers don’t compromise with the quality of their gear. They buy professional equipment. They spend thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars getting multiple camera bodies, the finest lenses, flash equipment for every situation, tripods, light stands, backdrops, props, carrying and storage cases. Not only this, they buy professional licenses for software and different cloud back-up storage solutions and many other things.
3. Premium Services
Pro Photographers join communities to further learn and explore new dimensions. They have to pay for their membership to different premium photography communities. They pay for a premium account on photography services. They pay for maintenance of website. They even need consultation with lawyer sometimes. Premium services may also include office and studio rent, electricity and phone bills etc.
Apart from being a good photographer, they have to be CEO, marketing manager, financial manager, salesperson, production worker, buyer, negotiator, driver, networker, organizer etc. That’s the kind of skill-set of Professional Photographer.
Professional Photographers don’t compromise. They will give you the best they can. They don’t back off from tough assignments. They would travel to any possible location and will shoot to the best of their ability. They give you their valuable time. They don’t run for multiple assignments within a day. They would rather do one quality assignment.
Pro Photographers keep themselves and their gears up to date with the rapidly evolving technology.They find things that perfectly match their clients taste. Their equipment are not of a hobbyist. They will be using the best technology available.
Experience is the one thing that may beat everything. And the Professionals are vastly experienced. They can advice you over a number of thing which you would not be able to decide. They know whats right and what could go wrong.
8. Uniqueness & Quality
Professionals have their unique style yet every shoot will look different. They know how to infuse freshness. The quality of photos are supreme.
The truth is that you get what you pay for. You will get photographs worth the money involved. And you know that there are no second chances.
10. Assistants and Help
They may have a small team working with them either on location or back in studio. The Photographer pays them for their work from his income.
All of us girls are glamourous. Some consider the outward appearance to be their glamour, others their mind and intellect, while others their sense of humor. Nonetheless, they are all equally important. My plan is to do more glamour shoot this year. Keep your eyes open to see my new year announcement.
Beauty lies in simplicity
Beauty lies in simplicity! I believe in that. If you know that you are beautiful, then you can conquer anything! My most favorite one is the third one from these shoot. She didn't need any make up, she is just simply beautiful.
The girl with beautiful dark eyes. Very spontaneous and easy to work with. Photo shoot took place at public park. We used additional light. My daughter Noushin was a great help with all additional lighting.
January 03rd, 2016
I wanted to try my new lighting technique which is using a beauty dish and my new strobe. I also wanted to use my red painted door as a back drop. Claudia has been just more than a perfect model to make my day. We did Hollywood style Black & white, glamours, once upon a time and finally casual. She is simply superb with any expression that I had asked for.
Sonia Ahmad is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) based in Cypress, TX. She specializes in personal portrait session includes Seniors, Teens and tweens, Women's personal branding, Mother & Daughter, Glamour and fashion, Headshots. See more portrait session in the gallery.