Whether you are having a birthday party for yourself, a child, a parent, or anyone else, making sure the memory lasts forever is important. The best way to capture the happiness of such a special day is with professional photos by an event photographer. Unlike trying to take snapshots by yourself, an event photographer takes all the stress away so you can focus on having a good time. Here are a few things to think about before you hire a professional birthday photographer:
Choose The Right Photographer
Just like having the right food and venue for a birthday party is important, so is the photographer. You want to make sure you choose a photographer whose style you are comfortable with and has event experience. Event photographers are used to working with different levels of light, and have a different skillset than someone who only does portrait photography.
Share the Photos Online
Even though professional event images are perfect for printing and creating albums or scrap books, they are great to share online as well. This is something you should discuss with your photographer ahead of time and see if you can get digital copies of images that you can share on social media. Most photographers will give you a scaled down image perfect for quick uploading to the web that you can add to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Don’t Forget The Prints
While it’s great to look back and reflect on moments by yourself, one of the best things about having a professional photographer is you can have high quality prints made. Whether you are simply sending out various prints with Thank You cards or making albums for special guests with personalized photos, images from a birthday party are great ways of letting everyone relive the experience.
Consider A Mix of Formal Poses And Candid Shots
When you have a professional photographer at a birthday party, you will most likely want formal and posed images of the guests. But having informal shots can also capture great moments. Consider hiring a photographer who will also mix in candid shots throughout the party.