Family Photos - Digital or Printed?
So at some point you realised that your children simply will not stop growing. And although you have literally thousands of photos of them, you aren't really in any of them. Selfies don't count! So you booked a family photoshoot because you wanted to freeze a little moment in time with your little ones. You've got your gallery and you’ve poured over it. You know which images you love.
You want digital versions, of course. Photos that you can share on Facebook and Instagram. Use as the wallpaper on your phone. Scroll through when the fancy takes you. But should you print them?
The answer to that is a very resounding yes! You absolutely should print them! Digital images are great, we all know that, but bespoke family photography is an investment and one that you made for a reason. So don't let that investment exist only on your hard drive. Hang them on the wall. Put them in frames. Print them in an album. Because these are what your children will cherish when they are all grown up. And, bonus, you'll get the warm and fuzzies every time you catch sight of them around your home.
Convinced? Great! Read on...
Why Should You Print Through Your Photographer?
Printing through your family photographer may seem expensive at first. You can definitely get it done cheaper elsewhere. But should you? Hell no! Here's why:
When you print your family photos through your photographer, you can be assured of the quality of the prints. I work with a professional print lab. One that works exclusively with photographers.
This means that when you order a print, I just don't upload the digital image you just downloaded from your gallery. Because that image is optimised for digital viewing. Simply uploading them to an online print app won't do them justice.
No, I take that image and I make sure it is calibrated properly for the paper it is to be printed on and the labs printers. It gives me complete control over the quality, the exposure, the clarity and the colour of the final print. They will look like your digital images, like I intended them to look.
A professional labs use of superior inks, of archival quality papers and of robust materials mean that anything you buy will stand the test of time. Your framed prints or keepsakes will look as good when your grandchildren are grown up as they do now. The product, the service and the quality is unrivalled.
Printing through your photographer is also a lot more convenient. It saves you the time and effort of finding a reputable printing service (because not all printers are created equal) and uploading all your images to their servers. Printing through your photographer means they handle the entire printing process for you, from optimizing each image for print, quality checking each item and delivering the final prints to your doorstep.
Your photographer is also able to offer more options for customisation when it comes to printing your family photos. There will often be a range of print sizes and styles, framing options and album design, as well as suggestions for displaying your prints in your home. I offer as much support and advice as you need when ordering artwork for your home.
You have invested in bespoke family photography. To do that investment justice you should invest in high quality prints.
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