Of course, you know my answer - YES! There are scads of talented, local artists in the area. Admittedly, the title of this post may be click bait, but I was to address an issue about local photographers.
We need your support.
What do I mean by that? Often, I'll see a post on social media how someone is searching for photographer recommendations. Inevitably, some folks from outside chime in, or are linked in the conversation. It seems like there's a misconception out that that "if it's from somewhere else, it must be good."
Nope. They're not. In fact, your hurting your community.
Local photographers are equal to or surpassing in the skill level of those "big city" folks, who seem to cherry pick jobs in our area. That's their outlook: people looking for recommendations are just "another job."
Now that view is much different for a local photographer. That person looking for a photographer is a neighbour, perhaps even a family member. Hiring local means you're putting food on the table for someone in your area. I'll share with you another reason to support local:
WE SUPPORT LOCAL, TOO!
I've issued a press release today about how RyKie Images & Events works with local businesses and individuals, donating money and time to enhance our community. Since I started this business nearly 10 years ago, giving back to the community has always been at the forefront. It's not about name recognition, the motive is to assist the community that supports my business.
Would an out-of-town photographer care about your community after their "job" is done?