Jul 12, 2011
As a photographer, I feel as though getting quality prints is a top priority. Think about this - your photographer has high quality and expensive equipment that is adjusted to capture color correctly. Then, your photographer takes those great pictures and loads them onto their color calibrated moniter to view them. As photographers, we calibrate our moniters so that the color we see is the color that is going to print. We try to make it consistant and even across the camera, the moniter, and finally to the printer.
Most likely, your photographer will spend a few hours editing your images. Fixing little things here and there, maybe enhancing a few colors to make them pop. From the time we begin the photoshoot, to the time we deliver your images, the time spent can equal SEVERAL hours - especially with wedding photography.
Personally, I feel like if you are going spend a few hundred to a few thousand dollars on your photography and I am going to invest the time and money to make your images as perfect as possible, then why shouldn't your prints to reflect all that hard work and money. And this, my dear friends, is why Wal-Mart prints just don't cut the mustard. Their equipment isn't the same...some even add their own finishing. Other times, skin tones look gray and washed out, color is dulled, and just ...yuck. I have a good comparison post coming up.
Not just Wal-Mart but most of the big box stores. Sure, I say go to the bix box get a 4x6 print of all the images and put them in a photo album. They won't be perfect, but it's nice to have prints of each image and it can be costly if you need to print a couple hundred prints.
However - if you are going to display the images, wouldn't you want the best? Spend a bit more and get mom and nice, professionally printed 8x10. For your own walls, get a gorgeous 20x24 and be proud of it!
This is why I absolutely love Veronica and the staff at Pro Digital Photos. They walk you through any questions or problems. Their equipment is top of the line and calibrated frequently to ensure true color. The turn-around time is usually less than a day. And more important - they are AFFORDABLE! If you are local to the area, you can go in and they can help you get your prints ordered, or just order them online and have them shipped to you.
They also carry fun photo products. You can get calendars, photo books, ceramic photo tiles, metallic prints, holiday cards, announcements, canvases and much more. Their store is DARLING! I could spend all day just sitting in there - having tea party or reading a book.
Trust me, you will not be disappointed with your products from Pro Digital Photos. Tell them I sent you!
To help you see what amazing quality Pro Digital offers, Veronica has offered to do a giveaway (6x6 photo tile with easel) to one lucky winner and to give you all 50 FREE PRINTS! What the heck --she is amazing! Here's the deal:
Go to Pro Digital Photos Facebook Page. Like their page, then leave them a comment on their page telling them what your favorite product is that they offer. Then send an email to email@example.com telling them that you liked their page and that Celeste Grover from Studio C Photography sent you. You will then get an email with your coupon code for your 50 free 4x6 prints. You have to send the email to get the code though.
The giveaway is part of the deal - everyone who likes, comments, and emails will automatically be entered to win a 6x6 photo tile with easel (which are INCREDIBLE!). The winner will be announced on MONDAY July 18 so make sure you enter!