Why You Should Hire a Photographer for your Family Vacation…by Michele Swensen

When you take a family vacation, do you start planning early?

You save up for months, or even years, so your experience will be truly phenomenal.

Costa Rica is one of the top vacation spots in the western hemisphere because it offers stunning sunsets on tropical beaches, exotic animals in lush rainforests, and myriad things to see and do. It’s what dreams are made of.

When you spend some much time, money and effort to travel to and experience the splendor of Costa Rica, wouldn’t you want absolutely amazing photos?

If you’ve taken a trip before, how did you get your photos? Maybe you used a selfie stick, or you handed a passerby your camera and said, “Can you take our picture?”.  Maybe these photos are okay and maybe not.

If you hire a professional to take photos on your vacation, however, I guarantee that your photos will be a thousand times better.

A professional photographer captures your spontaneity at just the right moments while you’re busy enjoying your experience. Your true emotions are captured, as well, which will help you re-create the experience as you look at them years later. You will get far more than just a bunch of fake poses taken at inopportune moments.

Do all your vacation pictures come from your phone’s camera? What’s the resolution of that tiny lens? How far can you zoom in and out? Professional photographers have state-of-the-art, expensive equipment that creates photos that are absolutely amazing.

What do you use to edit your photos?  Maybe you’re adept at Photoshop and can remove the glare of the flash that consumes 50% of your photo, or maybe you try to spruce them up with those cute little filters from Snapchat or Facebook.

Professional photographers, on the other hand, have very expensive software, lenses, and filters that create incredible photos without the cheesy tricks.  And what’s more, they’re professionally trained, very experienced, and extremely adept at editing. They can create an exquisite story – not just a stack of so-so photos.

Professional photographers come from the area, so they know a lot more about where to go to get the best shots. What’s more, they personalize their work to your unique personality. Not everyone wants the same kind of photos or backgrounds. A professional determines what makes you you, and can suggest places, scenery and styles that will showcase your personality, likes, and dislikes.

Sometimes you might see an amazing place and think, “Wow – I’d love to take a picture there!”. However, you discover it’s on someone’s property or you want to ask someone if you can use their item as a prop. If you don’t speak the local language, you might not get that perfect shot.

Your photographer, however, speaks Spanish because he/she lives there. She knows the area, the customs, and maybe even the people. She can help you enter “iffy” areas or ask for something from the local residents or government officials.

Vacations are the perfect way to escape from your daily responsibilities. They’re a time to relax and rejuvenate yourself.

Let someone else take care of capturing photos so that you have one less responsibility and one less thing to worry about. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just saunter around, soaking up all the nuances of your amazing experience without having to think about anything else?

If you have kids, you can have fun hiring a photographer to take your photos because they can feel like they are celebrities! Celebrities have photographers, or paparazzi, following them everywhere, snapping photos. Why not let your kids have that experience? It’s fun!

You may be concerned about the cost. You’ve spend money on transportation, lodging, food, entrance fees, and souvenirs.  Maybe you fret about spending a little extra on a professional photographer.  But I assure you, the cost is probably not as much as you imagine it to be.

What’s more, amazing photographs are the only way to be reminded of all those little things you experienced on your trip after time goes by. Years later, you will have forgotten the tiny details – until you pull out those photos. Then, the emotions of the moment flood your soul all over again.

In conclusion, it makes sense to hire a professional photographer to capture your special experience. You invest a lot in planning and taking the trip, so why not make sure that the photos you take home are absolutely stunning? They are the one thing you will have to remind you of that experience 50 years from now. Besides, when you share those photos on your social media account, everyone will envy you! 😊

Author Bio

Michele Swensen is a mother and a blogger whose passion is travelling. You can check out her latest post at http://www.welovecostarica.com/10-valuable-wedding-photography-tips-need-know/

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