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How To Choose The Right Photographer In Sedona, Arizona

Updated: Mar 8, 2022

Couples come from all over the world to see and be captured in Sedona's amazing beauty. Sedona is most known for is its vivid colors. The problem is, most couples hire a photographer thinking they are going to be captured in Sedona's beautiful colors only to find out later, their images are all washed out. So it's very important to choose the right photographer when you plan your special trip to one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Natural Light Photographers can be great for capturing documentary or lifestyle pictures. But if you want to get colorful studio quality images even though it was taken outdoors... only a Professional Photographer that uses outdoor studio lighting can accomplish it. The lighting is very harsh here in Arizona. And when a Natural Light Photographer is taking a picture of you outdoors... they have to expose for you. If you're shooting against the sun, then your face is in the shadow. So bringing the exposure up in order to see your face totally washes out the beautiful colors of the mountains and sky surrounding you. If you're facing the sun... then the lighting is too harsh and you look like you have racoon eyes. So a Natural Light Photographer is very limited.

But a Professional Photographer has powerful off camera lighting (powerful enough to overpower the sun) to control the lighting on you even though you're in the bright outdoors. So the Professional is not limited by the harsh lighting. The Professional is easily able to use the powerful outdoor studio lighting to light you in soft light... making it look like you're in a studio, while capturing the beautiful colored landscape behind you.

We get couples quite often that have previously had their pictures taken by a Natural Light Photographer and were disappointed they didn't have the beautiful colors in their images Sedona is known for. That's why they seek us out and why we have been blessed with hundreds of happy clients and Reviews. We know how important it is when you are spending your hard earned money to travel to Sedona expecting the best. Nitzia and I love our beautiful area and want you to be able to take a piece of it home with you. So we go the extra mile in backpacking our lighting with us no matter where we go or how far we hike or jeep in order to make your images the absolute best. When we get to that gorgeous spot with the red rocks lit up against our golden desert sunset... we make sure we capture every color for you. It's important to us you have all your images look just the way your remembered it!

Here are a few images below we took with our Professional Outdoor Lighting. These images would be impossible to capture with a Natural Light Photographer.

(All images captured by Stacy Burk Photography)

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