In an age where every person has a phone in their pocket and every phone has a camera, why should you hire a professional photographer?
The reasons are numerous: from experience to professionalism to general respect (people are more likely to listen to direction from a professional with a real camera versus a cell phone) and, in this age of cell phone cameras, if you take the pics you miss the event because you are busy on your phone.
After 45 years as a professional photographer, Gene Gissin has seen, experienced, and photographed it all — and he knows how to get the images his clients want.
Gene specializes in photojournalistic as well as traditional wedding and event photography and portraiture of families, children, and pets.
He started his professional career long before Photoshop existed and knows how to take photos that contain all the essential elements of a great picture without adding them later digitally. However, he also knows the importance of post-production editing and is fluent in all photo manipulation techniques, trends, and computer programs. He will eliminate any flaws in the photos that came about because of unforeseen circumstances, edit or add digital artistry if necessary, and size the picture to what you desire.
Gene also offers custom framing services — whether he took the photos or not — to help put the finishing touches on your memories so they are ready to hang.
“I’m old school; my job is more than just taking a photo,” Gene says. “I always tell my students: What is the end use? It is what my clients are looking for, not what I, as the photographer, want. I have to know what the client wants, have a vision on how to get it, and have the know-how to make it happen no matter what issues may come up during the shoot. That only comes with experience."