Photography Is an Investment

The Investment of Timeless Photos

Photography is not as expensive as you think….. when you actually think about it! We could go on and on about the cost of doing business, how expensive our equipment is and how long it actually takes us to get you the beautiful, timeless photos that we deliver but we won’t. 🙂

Photography is an investment. Let’s talk about some theories regarding the investment of timeless photos shall we 🙂

There is the “need” verses “want” that we often ask ourselves when planning a wedding, being reminded you haven’t had photographs of the family for a few years and “let me just cut this person out of the iPhone photo and use it for my professional use” thoughts that creep in. Why? Well because photographers are too expensive!

For instance getting married verses planning a wedding are choices. Getting married is a need and can be done at any courthouse in any town or city for relatively inexpensive. Planning a wedding, some say, is expensive, however this is a choice. Planning a wedding is an investment!

Professional Photography Is a “Want”

But It Is Also a Need

Getting professional photos of your family every couple of years is a “want”. Because you know how important family is and you “want” to capture those memories and freeze that season of your life in a way that brings smiles and laughs when reliving it through photos.

Are you a professional? Do you “need” or “want” photos to represent who you are. You “want” your future clients to see a professional you when visiting your website or seeing your work on social media. You have made a business decision to have great content created that represents you and your business well. Maybe if you are just starting out, you decide to use Aunt Jane to grab some quick photos of you in your business (this is a need) and later on down the road, you choose to hire a professional to show a better version of you and your business to capture your ideal client’s attention (this is a want). Now I’m not saying you should use Aunt Jane even if you did just start out because professional photos is a necessity in business, not to mention a write off. Why is it a write off? Because it’s a part of doing business. An investment into your business.

But let’s get back to the point. I mean after all, I did say I wouldn’t go on and on about those details. 🙂

Photography isn’t just about photos.

It’s about capturing the best version of you.

Why is professional photography worth the investment? Well for starters, you don’t know all the possibilities of what could happen. This isn’t meant to scare you!! It’s meant to educate you!! You will not be able to “redo” your wedding. Yet we have had couples hire us to photograph them because of everything that went wrong with their wedding photographer. So all they get is photos afterward. No photos of the ceremony. No photos of that first kiss. No photos of all their friends and family who came to celebrate with them on that day. Just photos of them after. And if you think that should do it, wrong! Most couples don’t even do that! You need to know what could go wrong, so you know who to hire and why. Professional photographers have an eye for detail. We ensure that your lipstick will be fresh, your tie straight, and much more! You won’t have to worry about that. You will never see a photo of yourself that isn’t flattering or doesn’t show your true amazingness!

Besides photography isn’t just about photos. It’s about capturing the best version of you. Whether it be a wedding, a season, an event or photos for your business. There is a real you and to get that to come out in photos takes a professional. A professional photographer knows how to elicit emotion AND capture the candid moments.

Don’t give another moment of your life to time.

Capture it!

Do you have a business? The old saying is true, you only get one first impression. If your services are portrayed through a series of unprofessional photos, that leaves a subconscience image in your client’s mind, perhaps that your services or products are of poor quality. That isn’t the image you want to portray! So using a professional photographer will help manage those first impressions. Stand out, support your brand and convey a message of professionalism!!
Other milestones in your life like maternity, family and special occasions deserve professional images too! It’s simple…. these are some of the few dates you will remember in life. Don’t let this time pass you by. Capture the moment. Relive each important season in your life. Because once the moment passes, it’s gone. Imagine for a moment, sitting there with your family, showing your kiddos when you were pregnant. Showing them pictures of the family that have since left this earth but stay in our hearts. Showing them photos of when they were young and carefree. Reminding them of that dress they wore for weeks because it was her favorite. Or maybe he is carrying that blanket or favorite toy he wouldn’t let go of. Don’t give another moment of your life to time. Capture it!

What Our Clients Say

Testimonials

When we got engaged a family friend told us that we needed to meet with these awesome photographers.  We met Mike and Jenn about a year before our big day and we were impressed right away.  They explained their process, what they have to offer and they even gave us some other vendor suggestions as well but what we loved most about Mike and Jenn Edwards was their personality and their passion for what they do.  They are incredibly loving and caring people and they made us feel so comfortable taking photos which we aren’t typically accustomed to on a daily basis.  Mike and Jenn were easy to work with and always willing to help us out with anything we needed.  They always checked in with us throughout the planning process and they even sent us some fun gifts to remind us to have fun and not get lost in the planning.  The day of the wedding could not have gone any smoother.  The Mike and Jenn experience was more than we could have ever imagined.  They are an amazing couple that work well together and their photos are stunning.  They went above and beyond as our photographers and we would recommend Mike and Jenn for any photography you might need.

Mike and Jenn definitely did may it our BEST. DAY. EVER!!!!

Bradford W.

My Husband and I had the privilege to work with Mike and Jenn Photography!
We did our maternity photo shoot at Marian Bear Park in San Diego, it had rained all week but they had plans A,B,&C so we did not have to worry about 1 thing if the weather took a turn for the worse.

This shoot doubled as our gender reveal for our little rainbow baby. They were totally on board with any idea we had but also had an amazing creative input in the areas we didn’t really have a preference about:) We decided to use colored smoke bombs in background of the photos to capture jaw dropping images!

They were so professional and captured the authentic love between my husband and i while giving simple tips to help position us for the PERFECT shots so we didnt look like amateurs haha.

Last photos we did was our wedding 4 years ago but they made us feel so comfortable, like naturals.
Could not be more impressed, worth every penny for the TRUE Mike and Jenn Photography experience!

Bronte C.

From the beginning Mike and Jenn were awesome to work with! My sisters flew in from Kansas and I flew in from overseas to surprise my mom. As you can imagine, it was difficult trying to coordinate plans with three other ladies and Jenn was more than patient and super helpful! Thankfully, Mike and Jenn were able to fit us in to their schedule on short notice and even helped pick the location.
During the session, we had a blast! Mike and Jenn were very professional and provided a stress-free and fun atmosphere and it definitely shows in our pictures. They had great ideas and were fantastic at making sure our hair/clothes/glasses were perfect for each take.
Afterwards, Mike and Jenn kept us updated on the process and today we received an email with the links to download the pictures and I could not be happier. We LOVE them. They did a fantastic job from start to finish. I would absolutely recommend them and I hope to use them again in the future!

Aryn T.
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