It’s one of life’s HUGE MILESTONE. It’s one BIG accomplishment you work long and hard to finally achieve, not to mention, the blood, sweat and tears (literally!) and the huge dent to your wallet, credit card, or student loan.
Graduation – whether it’s finishing high school, college, graduate school, a Phd, is such a proud moment of your life. This is such a special occasion not just for you but for your parents, your friends and family and all those who supported you throughout your academic journey. You just don’t want to just celebrate the moment, you want to be able to capture it beautifully and I can’t think of a better gift to yourself or to someone you know than having your graduation photos shot by a professional photographer.
GIVE THE GIFT OF PROFESSIONAL PHOTOSHOOT TO YOUR NEW GRADUATE
While the usual list of options like jewellery or financial gifts are great choices (for some practical and sentimental gift ideas, check out these suggestions from Best of This Life and Real Simple), booking a session with a professional photographer for your graduation photos is, in our opinion, more special and can have a lasting gift that you can look back to for years to come.
If you’re in Ottawa or in the National Capital Region, we cannot recommend Mashaell Abdullah of Mashaell Photography enough. Not only that Mashaell is a very talented and highly skilled professional photographer, she has specialized in portrait photography like weddings, engagement and of course, graduation photo shoots.
As you know, there are many different types of photographers who shoots a variety of subjects: wedding, engagement, landscape, animals, commercial and corporate, fashion/editorial, events, sports, special occasions, etc. They all have different expertise, style and feel for their photographs. In addition to that, not all photographers are created equal in terms of equipment, experience and expertise, which makes it more difficult to choose THE ONE.
So, how do you choose the right photographer to take your or your loved ones’ graduation photos?
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER
Yes, there are essential elements to think about when you choose which photographer to hire. Aside from the ones we mentioned above, you also have to consider budget, quality, timeline, etc., there is one very important factor you need to consider when hiring a photographer for your graduation photos – personality. Whether you choose Mashaell or a local professional photographer in your area, you need to be able to feel comfortable with the photographer so you can really get into the mood during the photo shoot.
Having a positive and enjoyable atmosphere will make a significant difference in the overall quality of the image. When you trust the photographer’s artistic direction and you feel no reservation during the session, the end result will reflect with a more joyful expression.
Having collaborated with Mashaell with a number of high profile events in the national capital (see Mashaell Photography’s work on the Governor General Performing Arts Awards at the National Art Centre, the Annual AMTI Rock the Runway Showcase at the Canadian War Museum and NORDSTROM Spring Preview Fashion Show at the Shaw Centre here as samples of her work), I can personally attest to her quality, flexibility and professionalism. She’s more than just passionate at what she does, she delivers. She is patient, courteous, considerate and very competent, qualities that makes her a great choice for your graduation photo needs.
Did you know that you can also gather your friends, pool your money together and book Mashaell for a graduation photo session as a group?
HAPPY GRADUATION AND CONGRATULATIONS NEW GRADUATE
Give the gift of graduation photos to yourself or your love ones. We have tons of amazing Ottawa Photographers. You can find their websites or Facebook Page with a quick Professional Photographer Ottawa search in Google, Yahoo or Bing and you can also check out the Ottawa Photography Network in Facebook here. To book Mashaell, you can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact MASHAELL PHOTOGRAPHY via Facebook here.
In the meantime, let us be the first to greet you CONGRATULATIONS and HAPPY GRADUATION!!!