Professional printing makes a world of difference.
A lot more goes into being a professional photographer than simply aiming and shooting a camera. These experts also have to offer advice about wardrobe, coax the best poses out of their subjects, create the right background for every picture, and put their clients at ease. They also must have a great eye for what the finished product will look like when it’s printed out, and they’ll have a vested interest in making sure you love the images they’ve crafted.
When you visit a photographer for a portrait session, their job is far from over when you walk out the doors after the session is over. Your photographer will spend time editing those photos until they are perfect for framing – no detail will be overlooked.
When you’re ready to purchase images from your photographer, though, you might have a hard time deciding what to buy. You might notice that some packages include digital photo files, or they may give you that option as an add-on to your package.
Having digital access to your photos is wonderful because it allows you to archive the images on your computer or share them on social media. But if you are planning to rush to the photo lab around the corner to have your favorite digital image printed, you may want to give it a second thought.
Yes, you have just paid a professional photographer to take your photos and you want to save some money by finding the cheapest way possible to enjoy your new images. But if you don’t get a professional photographer to print your photos, you won’t get the full effect of the time and effort that went into those images.
So, why should you get a professional photographer to print your photos when you can have it done more inexpensively at a local one-hour photo store? It comes down to the quality of the pictures. Why settle for anything less than the best when you’ve already made a significant investment?
There is a reason your photographer spends hours editing your photos. They aim to perfect the colors and sharpness of the images so they are works of art and not just another snapshot. They will also often have their monitors calibrated with the professional printing company that they use.
Your local photo lab is not a professional photo lab, and the person who will print your work most likely will not have a background in photography or a trained eye, and they have not been trained in color theory. In addition, that photo lab worker won’t have as much of a vested interest in ensuring you’re delighted with the photos you receive.
After all, the photo lab employee isn’t the one who walked you through your wardrobe choices, coaxed you into your best pose, and talked with you about your hopes and dreams for your future – it was your photographer who did all those things. They’re the ones who care more than anybody else about the outcome of your photos. They have enormous pride in their craft, and they know how satisfied their customers are will influence how successful their business is. They’ll put the same care into printing your photos as they did taking your pictures during your photo session.
Photographers have more than just the desire to produce top-quality photos – they also have all the tools they need at their disposal. They’ll have access to a professional lab, and they’ve worked to build a strong working relationship with them. These professional printers use professional-grade paper and inks and machines you won’t find at a regular store to ensure your art prints are top-notch quality, which is why they cost a little extra.
Trained technicians also monitor the printing process to ensure that you receive the very best quality of images. By investing a little extra in your prints with your photographer, you’ll ensure that they last longer and look better because superior materials were used.
There is, of course, a place for one-hour print labs, but it’s not when you’ve made an investment to have professional photography done. You don’t want to skimp on materials and craftsmanship when you’re trying to create keepsakes that will last for generations or pull together a professional portfolio of images to boost your career to the next level. If you’re looking to print photos for the walls in your home, then having your photos professionally printed is well worth the investment.
Suvi Tori Photography can be your one-stop shop to help you with your photo session and ensure you have the highest-quality digital images printed so they’re ready to be showcased in your home. We’ll document your present and preserve it perfectly for future generations to enjoy as well.