• Jo Leeson

Why You Should Print Your Digital Images

why you should print photos

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...

should i print my photos

Where should you print them?

Printing through your family photographer may seem expensive at first. You can definitely get it done cheaper elsewhere. But should you? Hell no!

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.

You have invested in bespoke family photography. To do that investment justice you should invest in high quality prints.

why you should print your digital images

To get you started

So passionate am I about getting your photos off the cloud, all of my photoshoots come with a few prints to get you started. Because most people take their digital gallery and waltz off into the sunset, fully intending to do something with them. But life gets in the way and you never seem to quite get around to it.

By sending you a few of your most adored images after your shoot, all you need to do is pop them in frames and hang them on your wall or a shelf. I also offer a range of prints, frames and keepsakes which you can browse here at your leisure.

There are many worries mums have about booking an outdoor family photoshoot. Now you know why you should print your digital images, why not take a squizz at the posts below that cover other common queries I get?