These are just a few reasons why you want to hire a Professional Photographer with knowledge, experience, education and someone who genuinely cares about creating images for you to cherish.
Ryan not only has a family of his own but he considers everyone he photographs part of his family! He goes that extra mile to make sure that he uses all of his knowledge as a Certified Professional Photographer but also that he inputs emotion into each and every photo he takes. His creativity is second to none because he basically marries reality with fantasy to create a one of a kind signature image that is considered a piece of art. He is a real person with real emotions and feelings! Ryan also continues his education and shares his knowledge with other photographers by teaching for the Professional Photographers of America as well as mentoring others.
Here are a few of our Quizzes that PPA was so kind to make! We have also included videos that will allow you to see the difference between a professional photographer with years of knowledge, experience and training. ENJOY and if you are ready please check out our website by clicking HERE!!!!
Click here for: THE WEDDING QUIZ
Click here for: THE FAMILY PHOTO QUIZ
Click here for: THE SENIOR PICTURES QUIZ
Check out these videos HERE
Thank you and WE hope you had fun with the QUIZ that fit your photographic needs.
A professional will be committed to YOU and YOUR wedding day. They are GUARANTEED to show up on that day, no questions asked! I've seen "friends" commit to photographing a wedding and then flake out 2 months or even a few weeks before the wedding. People don't show up to help on the day-of when they said they would and even people just not caring at all. When you hire a paid PROFESSIONAL, they are contractually obligated to carry out the duties that you hired them to perform.
There's nothing worse than having everyone standing around at your wedding not knowing what to do next. Hiring someone who has experience will most definitely help your stress level both before and during the wedding. A PROFESSIONAL with experience will also have a specific way of doing things, so there won't be to much guesswork for you while planning YOUR wedding. The last thing you want to have to do while planning your wedding is figure out what your friend is supposed to be doing.
In other words, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! Hiring a professional will ensure that you get a great result. Whether it's photos or flowers, or food or coordinating, having someone who does weddings for a living will certainly give you the best outcome. It may not always be the most ideal option to spend money on a PROFESSIONAL, but really and truly paying for a service makes SUCH a huge difference! Not to mention that yes, there is a contract involved and as I stated before they are OBLIGATED to provide you with those awesome results.
When working with a professional, if anything, you will build a relationship with them. Almost always when hiring a friend the RELATIONSHIP gets strained in some way. Either they hold a grudge against you for making them work for free or less than normal or you're not happy with thier results and you just can't tell them. It's not worth ruining a RELATIONSHIP with one of your friends!
If they truly are your friend, you'll want to have them at your wedding and enjoy it, right? If that's not the case then you don't really want to even have them at your wedding. Don't get me wrong, there can be friends that help out with your wedding who will do a great job. In my PROFESSIONAL experience it doesn't always work out for the best. One of the things that I've discovered about weddings is that it's pretty common for "friends" who "do weddings" to popup when you get engaged. What a coincidence that you have a friend who photographs weddings, coordinates and is a DJ, right? At the time it seems lucky and like you have all your bases covered but please do your best to make an informed decision when friends offer to help with your wedding that CANNOT BE REDONE!
As we all know the holidays always include those few that decided to pop the question to their girlfriend or boyfriend. Most couples are engaged over the holidays whether that be Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or even New Years. So in order to help these couples we at Gonzales Photography want to offer a contest to celebrate the love that a man and a woman, man and man or woman and woman share for one another. Fill out our contest form here Engagement Contest Entry Form and be entered to win an engagement session valued at $199 and receive a $100 print credit towards one of three engagement collections. I want to wish everyone good luck and if you have any questions or want to book your entire wedding event click here so that you can see if we still have your date available.
Today I had the great honor of photographing such an amazing family and friends. My friend Chuy Nunez had suggested we head out to Aguirre Springs for their first every professional family portrait session. We drove and drove and drove until we found the perfect location which has a beautiful view of what is known as the rabbit ears of the Organ Mountains. So we all exited our vehicles and while I setup lighting and the posing it began to sprinkle. Amanda Nunez and the girls were worried that the rain would flatten their hair but it didn't so they were happy. This was such a great honor because not only are the Nunez Family friends but also business partners in Kyani. Amanda Nunez and Chuy Nunez both hold the position of Diamond which means they are not only leaders but are now financially free.
Amanda chose the colors for the session which included black jackets, blue jeans and boots. As we began the session I instructed the girls on how to stand to flatter their specific body structure. We took several images of the family and then we did breakouts with Amanda and Chuy, The Girls, Then each of the girls individually and finally Chuy and Amanda individually.
This is absolutely crazy what we are doing. We are discounting everything we offer at 50% off the regular pricing. All pricing is located above! If you have any questions or want to book your session, event or wedding call us or click on the Book Now button to see if your day is available. Thank you!!!!!