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Here are three reasons to consider whether to hire a professional or amateur:
The lesson: hiring an amateur costs you not only money, but time. Two very important commodities in life are time and money - which one do you want to save?
Way ahead of the event
Ask your photographer to do a walkthrough with you - they will be able to share insight into space setup and lighting - which directly affects their abilities to provide professional images. (Because you don't want photos to turn out like this.)
Days ahead of the event
Provide your photographer with a shot list - it can be as broad or as specific as you like. Plus, if you let the photographer know how the images will be used (website? social media? print materials?) it will help them capture what you need.
After the event
Like their photos? Is this an annual event? I bet if you ask them to hold the calendar date for the next year, they will. :) Easier to ask now than scramble trying to find a new photographer at the last minute.
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