Yep, these days everyone can be a photographer and many people believe that with the clever technology of digital cameras today you simply point the camera at your subject, press the shutter button and get a great result. Every time.
So why would you pay a professional photographer to take a portrait of your family?
When you commission a professional photographer, you're not just paying for a photo, you're paying for their time, and not just the time spent with you on the day of your shoot. As a professional I have invested in myself to get to the level I am at. I've invested in my training, equipment and honed my ability to make you look your best in that final image.
Sure, there are cheaper ways to get a family photo, but another saying that is so true in this modern world of ours is 'you get what you pay for'. So please, before you ask your sisters husband to take a photo of your family in your mum's front garden, consider what I, as a professional photographer may be able to offer you.