When it comes to photography, there are a few occasions that come to mind when you need a professional. Weddings. Graduations. Christmases. These are certainly special events and deserve a caring eye to capture all the important moments.

However, there are many other occasions that you may overlook that yield precious moments which can be treasured forever. Occasions such as:


This might be more for you and your young children, but Easter, with all of its colors and fun, is a prime opportunity to get images of joy, celebration, and love. And depending on how you celebrate, Easter may be a chance to get portraits and environment shots of extended family.

Valentine’s Day / Couple Photos

Many couples—whether newlyweds, recently engaged, or long-term committed—can get great joy and value from a couple’s mini-session. A couple’s session can be a great gift from one partner to the other.

Growing Up (Belly to Baby to Beyond)

You’ll definitely want pictures of your new bundle of joy. However, you can tell the early story of your child’s life with ongoing belly-to-baby-to-beyond photo sessions. High-quality belly photos can capture your child before they are born (and serve as powerful images to compliment birth announcements). Once your child is born, you’ll definitely want to capture their beautiful, young face. And as they grow from baby to toddler, you can chart their growth through professionally shot photos.


Early fall, especially here in Kansas, can be astoundingly beautiful and full of simple pleasures. The bright oranges, reds, and yellows of changing leaves, combined with splendid natural light, make colorful environments for photos.


When might it make sense to hire a professional photographer for Halloween shots? There are a couple of scenarios. One is if you have a large family of young children. A quick photo session before or after trick-or-treating can result in memorable images. Another scenario is if you live in a close-knit neighborhood with young families.

Special Events

Some special events aren’t tied to holidays or life experiences but may benefit from a professional photographer. Think corporate events, retirement ceremonies, Fireman / Policeman’s Balls, and so on.