Well I have 18 megapixels on my phone, whats the difference?
While smart phone technology is extremely impressive it is still a long way from replacing a photographer. The photography gear and high-end DSLR cameras have advanced as well here in 2015. It really takes talent to frame out a shot and to adapt to very bad lighting situations.
It’s about knowing light , math , shutter speed, and aperture with all the experience that goes with it. See mega pixels are a “size measurement”. A blurry picture is blurry in 5 mega pixels or 20!
The main factor in image quality is the image sensor & lens used. Your average photographer will have a variety of lenses to choose from. We will carry to an average shoot ” external flash, multiple lenses, 2 Canon bodies, stands, flash packs, tripods, etc..” all of which are necessary to make your pictures beautiful.
Also keep in mind a “Pro” photographer will shoot in “RAW” format. This provides he or she with an intensive pallet of options in editing that you just can’t get with the jpg format.