Even though digital files are the most profitable item on a photographer’s price list, the easiest things for them to give to a client, and (generally) what clients want the most, they will probably and most likely end up on a storage drive or just tucked away with ALL the other digital images that you own. Soon, they will be forgotten–and probably even corrupted.
Yes, they are great for sharing on Facebook or mobile devices and for printing 5x7s for grandparents and friends, but for a beautiful print on your wall or a high-quality album on your coffee table, for keepsakes that will be passed on for generations–this is why you hire a professional photographer. To preserve your memories!
With technology that is available to almost anyone, you can capture good images of your children and share those with your family and friends. Even your iPhone will do a great job. But you hire a professional photographer to capture your family in ways that you can’t. This artwork needs to endure.