There are several advantages of taking your own photos yourself. When it comes to portraits, and learning a few tips, you may be able to skip having to go to a professional photographer. As most professional studios require several visits before you can receive your pictures.
If you have a camera or even a smartphone you can do the photography yourself. All that is needed is to learn a few simple tips. See below.
Here are some links to web articles I recommend for taking good photos with your smartphone or camera along with a web post article of my own.