I get it, photography is expensive so why not choose a cheaper solution? But, have you considered the implications of hiring a professional versus a cheap photographer? Let's break this down and see if I can't shine some light on this subject for you.
Everything on your website should serve a purpose, from the design and navigation, to the photography. Far too often, companies fail to invest in the crucial elements that lead to business success.
65% of our entire population identifies as being a visual leaner; therefore, the majority of people who visit your site will have a strong inclination towards your visual elements.