Whether you’re throwing a surprise birthday party or hosting a local business event, you might be interested in hiring a Colorado event photographer. Even if you’re skilled with a camera, hiring a professional event photographer can alleviate some of the stress of event planning. By hiring a photographer for your event, you can put your focus on more important things, like making sure there are enough hors d’oeuvres to go around.

While planning your event, hiring a photographer might not even cross your mind. You may even volunteer yourself or ask someone else at the event to take photos on their smartphone. If you decide to do this, however, one of two things can happen. Either the person taking photos is too busy to enjoy the event or they are more focused on the party and only snap a few photos. No matter the type of event you're hosting, a professional photographer can help. If you're still on the fence, here are 3 benefits to hiring a professional event photographer.

1. Put Your Focus Back On More Important Things

First off, hiring a Colorado event photographer can help you put your focus back on more important things. As anyone who’s ever planned an event knows, putting everything together takes a lot of time and coordination from multiple parties. By hiring a professional photographer for your event, you’ll have one less thing to worry about.

To help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible, it's important to have a debriefing session with your photographer first. During the meeting, you can discuss your needs and expectations with the photographer. By taking a few minutes to debrief beforehand, the photographer will have a clear plan for the event and won't need to bother you for instructions while the event is going on. As a result, you'll be able to rest easy knowing the photography portion of your event will be taken care of.

Family reunion event photos by Sara Turbyfill Photography.

2. Ensure Everyone Gets To Enjoy The Event, Including Yourself

Secondly, hiring an event photographer can help ensure everyone enjoys the event, including yourself. The photographer can step in and take this burden off your list of to-dos. By turning the responsibility of event photography over to the photographer, you can sit back and relax.

During the event, the photographer will follow the plan that was laid out during the debriefing. They will work hard to make sure all photos are taken accordingly. The photographer will also be there to assist with everything from posing to gathering people together for group photos. If applicable, they can even direct guests to a designated area to take photos in front of a backdrop or other props at the event.

By hiring someone who specializes in Colorado event photography, you won't have to rely on guests to get photos from your event. Your photographer will be there to quickly direct guests for photos without having to think twice about it. Once the photos are taken, you and your guests can get back to enjoying the party.

Business photos by Colorado event photographer Sara Turbyfill.

3. Make sure You Get The Photos You Want

Finally, another reason to consider hiring an event photographer is to make sure you get the photos you want. When you volunteer or ask guests to take photos during the event, chances are you will end up with photos you don't want. Because you're asking your guests for a favor, you won't be able to control the quality of the photos.

Hiring a professional Colorado event photographer helps ensure you get photos that you actually want. Before the event, you can debrief with your photographer to go over the types of images you're looking for. From here, the photographer will have a clear plan and a solid understanding of the types of photos to take. During the event, you can guide the photographer further if you see photo opportunities that weren't discussed in the debriefing.

Colorado event photography by Sara Turbyfill.

Speak with a Colorado Event Photographer

To summarize, hiring a Colorado event photographer for your upcoming birthday party or corporate event has many benefits. Hiring a photographer can lessen the burden of event planning and ensure you get the photos you need. By hiring a professional, you also won't have to worry about taking pictures yourself or asking those in attendance to take photos with their smartphones.

If you're interested in hiring a professional photographer for your event, I'm here to help. My name is Sara Turbyfill and I'm a boutique photographer specializing in Colorado event photography. Throughout the years, I've worked with individuals, nonprofits, and small business owners to take pictures at events. I've photographed everything from a high school senior at her prom party to a large fundraising event with over 250 people. For more information about my services, click the link below to contact me. I'll be happy to discuss your options during a complimentary consultation.