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7 Surprising Reasons Why a Real Camera is the Portrait Photography Camera of Mom Life!

Hey Super Moms!!

Let's face it, you are the official memory-makers of the family. From the first step to last day of school pics, you've got it all covered! While our trusty smartphones are always by our side, there's a secret weapon we've been overlooking – the real camera! As a portrait photographer in Charleston, SC, I started with an

A real camera used for portrait photogrphy

entry level DSLR camera. I soon realized my love for photography and over time purchased DSLR cameras that could do much more than entry level cameras. Our phones do not provide the options most serious photographers need to create sophisticated visual art.

This blog will give you 7 reasons why a real camera trumps your ever present phone camera if you are serious about capturing images of your family for posterity. An overarching thought to keep in mind is that a DSLR (or what you might think of as a “professional” camera as opposed to a phone camera) is NOT difficult to use. You have all kinds of ways to control the images you make, from setting your camera to fully automatic, generally, 2 or 3 semi-automatic settings, and at least one fully manual setting. So, let go of any fear or trepidation you might have and set your camera to full automatic and let’s dive into 7 reasons why this gadget is about to become your new best friend in the world of family photography.

Camera equipment for real portrait photogaphy

Print-Perfect Pixels

Real cameras, equipped with larger sensors and high-quality lenses, produce images with exceptional clarity, color accuracy, and depth. These features ensure that your photos will look stunning even when printed in large formats. Unlike smartphone images that may lose their sharpness and detail when enlarged, real camera photos retain their quality for generations. Enlargements? No problem! These pics are going up on billboards, not just your fridge and your pics will look like they've been sprinkled with a bit of magic dust.

Power to the Mamas!

With real cameras, you're the boss! Adjust settings like a pro and make every photo a masterpiece. Say goodbye to those 'almost-perfect' shots because now, you're the director of your own mini photo studio!

Super Speedy Snaps

Kids are lightning in a bottle, aren't they? Real cameras have a need for speed! No more blurry action shots – it's 'click, click, click' and voila! You've captured the moment faster than you can say "cheese"!

A child portrait of young girl reading on a couch

Picasso-Approved Creativity

Ever felt like your photos are stuck in a creative rut? Real cameras have a secret weapon – swappable lenses and nifty accessories! Go wild with your imagination and create art that even Picasso would be jealous of!

Night Ninja Mode

Family nights and parties are never going to be the same! Real cameras are like stealthy ninjas, capturing memories in low light like it's nobody's business. Say 'hello' to bright, noise-free pics that'll make your jaw drop!

Never Miss a Moment!

With a real camera, you're ready for action. Long battery life and extra storage mean you're always armed and ready. No frantic searches for chargers or panicked deletions of precious memories here!

Young children running through a field taken by a  real camera

Teach, Snap, Bond

Turn your kids into little shutterbugs! Teaching them about portrait photography is like opening up a world of wonder. You'll be amazed at the things they notice, and it's quality bonding time to boot. Get ready for some serious family fun!


Moms, it's time to upgrade your memory-making game! The real camera isn't just a gadget – it's a sidekick in the adventure of motherhood. So, get ready to snap, click, and create memories that'll last a lifetime. Cheers to you, the MVP of family portrait photography!

Picture perfect moments await!!

For more information on selecting a photographer and avoiding common mistakes, please check out this blog post:

You got this!

Arthur Ellis is a published portrait photographer in Charleston, SC. He specializes in revealing the beauty in everyone. His passion is to give lasting memories. Your satisfaction is his guarantee, and your timeless memories is his promise. He can be contacted through his website at:

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