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printing your wedding photographsJust because I am an all digital studio, and I provide the digital negatives with print rights with every portrait photography and wedding photography package, does not mean I don’t care what your finished prints look like hanging on your wall. First and foremost I hope you DO get them up and on the wall. All too often we are guilty of admiring them on the computer but never getting them to print. So if you haven’t printed yet listen up and make it a priority. Probably the biggest thing holding other professional photographers back from offering the digital files is the argument that the prints represent the photographer just as much as the files, if not more, because they are what everyone sees. Photographer are afraid they will do all of their hard work to make amazing images only to have them printed on crummy paper with improperly configured settings. This was a fear of mine as well but something I decided to take a calculated risk on because the digital model was something I really believe in. I try to educate my clients on why quality matters with prints and how to go about getting good quality without breaking the bank. With every package I include some printing recommendations that I encourage clients to follow when printing Sugar Six Photography wedding or portrait images. I have used Millers Professional Imaging for years and have been thrilled with their quality and fast shipping to Alaska, which we know is SO hard to find! Millers Professional Imaging has a consumer lab online called MPix Knowing I could send my clients to a division of my professional lab was an important deciding factor in going all digital.

printing your wedding photographsAs I’m preparing for the wedding fair tomorrow at the Dena’ina Center in downtown Anchorage I am a bit behind on a few things. Happens to the best of us. I knew I wanted to print a few prints for my studio display as well as for the wedding fair display but I procrastinated and placed it only Thursday afternoon. I woke up today and still had not received my package from the pro lab. So by mid-day I figured I better print a few at Costco just to be sure I had them to frame even if they weren’t perfect. I picked the prints up from Costco this afternoon and thought “oh, they aren’t bad, that’s good” and came home fairly pleased. I knew they weren’t perfect but without having the file right there to compare to they looked “good enough”.

When I arrived home I found a package on my doorstep with the prints from my pro lab! Yay! As I pulled them out of the box the difference between the pro prints and the Costco prints was shocking! I knew when I received the Costco prints that the color was not exactly what I expected but until you have them side by side you don’t really see how much of a difference there is. Once I could truly compare I realized what I thought was “good enough” actually wasn’t good at all!

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by photofiend

You could totally do that yourself. It looks like they are just printed on photo paper. You could make the design yourself and print it at the instant machines in most any drugstore. I saw someone do baby announcements that way, very cute. They are about 29 cents each. Or you could use snapfish.com or one of them for printing. I don't have an account so I don't know how they compare, but they have some photo cards too.
I think I could even do a design for you, like the ones you showed.

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