Every photo session should lead to quality prints on your wall. Printed photos in our homes affirm what is good, what we love and who we are. Print your photos. Hang them. Posting them on your Facebook feed helps your distant relatives a smile - but does very little to affect your daily life. Please print your photos - enjoy them - make your house your home.
Do clients get digital files with their photo session?
Yes. Beginning 2017 I will provide social media digital files with every portrait session. These files have my business name on them and are formatted optimally for posting to Facebook and texting to friends. You will love that they are sharp and the file size makes them easy to share.
How do clients get prints of their photos?
Prints are ordered through your personal gallery and are printed by my professional lab and delivered directly to you or your loved ones. Custom gift packaging is available. I personally review every image you select and every crop before your images are printed. I stand by my lab's quality, shipping time and color accuracy. All orders over $50.00 include complimentary 2 day shipping.
Why aren't clients able to print their own images?
The last several years I've noticed a four things that are leading to frustrating experiences for my clients and a less-than-excellent presentation of my photography.
1) File size. High resolution images are hard to manage. They require downloading a zip file, decompressing and then uploading to a photo-printer's webpage. Even with the simplest of delivery systems and most tech-savy customers problems arise that add unnessecary frustration to the whole experience for everyone.
2) Most consumer photo printing services 'correct' the colors to compensate for the fact that 95% of their customers are printing images taken straight out of the camera. This color correction has terrible effects on the quality and color of your photos that have already been thoughtfully edited by me.
3) Paper Quality. The archival quality of prints provided by my lab are superior in thickness, finish and durability. You get what you pay for. After the time expense of organizing your session, effort spent on clothing, hair, makeup and the financial expense of hiring a photographer - do you really want to save $4 on an 8x10 print to have poor quality?
4) Missing Feet. I joke about this - but cropping images isn't for everyone. After the hassle of downloading, extracting, uploading and making selections - sometimes my clients are so excited to be done with the print order they hastily crop the image -causing them to later have to re-order the prints again. With me now reviewing every image ordered I'm able to be sure you didn't accidentally crop off little susan's feet.