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Why Hire a Professional Photographer for Your Event?


Whether it concerns a corporate event, a conference, an opening or a seminar, hiring a professional event photographer can provide an endless list of benefits for your event, for the participants and your business development. Memories continue to exist through photography and have always been a portal to our past through the decades. Many guests like to remember, in detail, the best parts of the event. Photographs taken during prize ceremonies, for example, capture special moments for those involved – demonstrating the need for professional event photography. Speakers or presenters can receive professional photos as a thank you. Photos can be used on the website or for mailings for publication in the (company) trade journal.

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If the budget is tight and it is too expensive to hire a photographer during the entire event, consider having a photographer contract half a day or even a few hours. A professional photographer for events is worth every penny. There is a huge gap between snapshots of the phone and the quality of the photos taken by a professional photographer. 

You may be tempted to have someone in your office bring a camera in for photos, or maybe you are even tempted to handle that yourself. Below are a few reasons you may want to consider hiring a professional to do the job for you.

  • A professional photographer has the right gear for the job.
  • A professional photographer has invested a lot of money, not only in a high quality camera, but also a variety of lenses and lighting options to get the best possible exposures.
  • You and the photographer have the same goals in mind.

And that is great looking photos! It is the desire of a professional to get the highest quality shot because it makes them look good! They are not there to socialize or be entertained, they are there to capture the uniqueness of your event. When you share those photos, you are sharing their work and they want it to look as good as possible.

  • A professional photographer knows how to put your guests at ease in front of the camera.

We all know that many people are not crazy about being photographed, but a professional is used to working with reluctant subjects and can get the best from them.

  1. A professional can get the right mix of candid and posed shots.
  2. A professional photographer is a skilled editor and pays a lot of attention to the post-processing of the pictures, but even gives a fast service.

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You want to see people having a great time at your event, and a professional knows how to capture that. Whether they are posing small groups or capturing the event as it unfolds, they are there to tell the story of the event.


A great event photographer will stealthily and unobtrusively capture the key moments and essence of your event. A good Event Photographer will work hard, often walking for miles and barely taking a break to ensure that the event is reported in its full visual glory.


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Ruud Jonkers Fotografie