Michelle Smith-Lewis Portfolios

Throughout the history of photography there has always been the “new” camera made for the masses, the original box Brownie, Instamatic, the disposable camera, and now cell phones with amazing cameras that can do everything. 

So why a professional?

A professional photographer offers experience as an artist and business owner. An understanding of light and their equipment. The ongoing education to improve one’s craft. Photographers tend to work in a specific genre like wedding photography, newborn, family, senior portraits, headshots, etc. Focusing their knowledge and resources in their specific genre to provide their clients with the best product.

Why are some photographers so expensive?

That depends on their field of photography. Some photographers have overhead like a studio, or provide products for their clients as well as maintaining professional equipment. The professional photographer continually updates their photo equipment and software. Another aspect that is often overlooked is the creative vision and time it takes pre and post photoshoot to produce such high quality products.

How do I find a professional photographer?

You can start by Googling the type of photographer + your location. Ask a friend who they recently hired. A photographer’s best friend is a recommendation from a client. If you know a photographer but they service a different type of client ask them if they have any referrals for the type of photographer you are looking for.

My specialities are in dance/movement photography and creative portraiture. I offer my clients a wonderful experience as well as products that will be cherished for years to come.

Everyone has access to a camera in their hands at all times so why hire a professional? 
Here is a quick view of my products and why I offer them.
Which one is the best for you and why?
You don’t need 100’s of photos to have a successful photo session.
Here are some ideas on what to wear for your next headshot session!
What are your choices for standing out with your new headshot?
The best way to understand creative portraiture is by comparing it to traditional portraits.
Finding the courage to rebrand my business during the Covid pandemic.

What’s the purpose of hiring a professional photographer?

10/26/2022

Throughout the history of photography there has always been the “new” camera made for the masses, the original box Brownie, Instamatic, the disposable camera, and now cell phones with amazing cameras that can do everything. 

So why a professional?

A professional photographer offers experience as an artist and business owner. An understanding of light and their equipment. The ongoing education to improve one’s craft. Photographers tend to work in a specific genre like wedding photography, newborn, family, senior portraits, headshots, etc. Focusing their knowledge and resources in their specific genre to provide their clients with the best product.

Why are some photographers so expensive?

That depends on their field of photography. Some photographers have overhead like a studio, or provide products for their clients as well as maintaining professional equipment. The professional photographer continually updates their photo equipment and software. Another aspect that is often overlooked is the creative vision and time it takes pre and post photoshoot to produce such high quality products.

How do I find a professional photographer?

You can start by Googling the type of photographer + your location. Ask a friend who they recently hired. A photographer’s best friend is a recommendation from a client. If you know a photographer but they service a different type of client ask them if they have any referrals for the type of photographer you are looking for.

My specialities are in dance/movement photography and creative portraiture. I offer my clients a wonderful experience as well as products that will be cherished for years to come.