Don’t you just love birthdays? Whether it’s your little one’s special day, your birthday, or that of a close friend or family member, a celebration is the order of the day. What wonderful memories you will create together! Why not capture the moment with professional birthday party photography? That way, the special event that you worked so hard to organise will continue to bring a smile to your faces in years, or even decades to come.
Happy snaps versus professional photography
From an emotional point of view, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a few happy snaps. So what if Auntie May is slightly out of focus? What you remember is how hard she was laughing at the joke she just heard. Who cares if your birthday girl or boy is slightly cut off in that shot? You can still hear everyone singing “Happy Birthday”.
Birthday Party Photos
But apart from delivering perfectly framed, clear photographs of the people at the party, professional birthday party photography requires the sensitivity of an artist and the observant nature of a trained observer. And while “happy snaps” may end up in an album, the chances of them being kept in electronic format for a few years and then deleted are great.
Professional photographs, on the other hand, will often be printed and framed, hung proudly on the wall for all to see. When you look at them, you’ll have the same recollections, but the image itself will clearly reflect the atmosphere of the event, even to a stranger.
In addition, you don’t have to designate one or more of your friends to play “photographer”, only to find that they didn’t capture all the moments that mattered most to you. Instead, allow all your guests to concentrate on enjoying themselves, while a professional photographer captures the moments that matter most to you. Let me look after your images while you look after your guests.
How do we organise birthday party photography sessions?
After getting in touch and checking dates and times, the next step is to discuss the photoshoot itself. As the party planner, you’ll have a fair idea of how the proceedings will go, and which key events will call for photographs. Of course, a lot of impromptu fun will be had too, and the photographer will be on the alert for them, but there are certain moments that are central to the party, and these cannot be missed.
On the day, the photographer will arrive prior to the party begins. Not only does this provide a chance to “case” the venue, identifying the best vantage points, but if you’ve hired or created an elegant space, it can be photographed in its own right and make sure all the detail is photographed before guests arrive. Then we have the guests arriving – a wonderful “red carpet” opportunity to capture every guest in all their finery, and then onwards to the main event.
We haven’t touched on kids’ parties yet, but believe me, they’re even more fun, and the little ones are all too happy to have posed or candid shots taken. Whatever your special birthday party photography project consists of, you can be sure of evergreen pleasure when you have a set of professional quality images to remember that very significant milestone!
You can also choose one of our fun Photo Booth add-ons. Please contact Creative Events Photography to discuss your party plans.
Contact us to book your next birthday party photography session today.