I know that in today’s digital age a lot of people always ask a professional photographer, “Well, I want the digitals so I can print myself, and as many as I want. ” Or, “I just feel better having the digitals.”
Then when the photographer states that they do not sell digitals or that they sell them with a minimum print order, many consumers cannot understand what the big deal is.
Well, it is a big deal. Here you are, investing a lot of money for a professional to take your photos. Whether it is a wedding, portrait, your newborn or even your pet.
Most of us, do this because we love to. We love to photograph brides, babies, families, animals etc., and we love love for our clients to be over the moon happy with the images & art that they are presented with.
So, after a session we will go through your images, selecting only the best, and most flattering for you to view. We will edit them with love and make sure that the final image you see, is what you expect to get,
since you placed your trust in us to photograph you and your loved ones.
Now we get to the ordering process.
You want the digitals and you want to print where you want.
After all that time you have spent in getting your family ready, to have their picture taken professionally, or perhaps you are the bride wearing your dream dress on that very special day having your photo taken while you are getting ready to go meet the love of your life, or perhaps you are having your precious newborn bundle photographed…and you have paid to have this day, this moment captured forever. Because you know…you 100% know that these moments, will not come back ever.
But you want the digitals.
Here’s the problem with selling JUST digitals. All photo labs are NOT created equal. No where near. Rather than sit here and go into the technical aspect of how my professional lab calibrates their machines, checks my images to make sure they are printed properly, the type of paper and ink used, my work involved in cropping, sharpening etc., it’s best you have a visual.
I took two images to two consumer labs. I printed them without any enhancements.
So the next time you ask, can I get the digitals, perhaps think on how you would want that beautiful art that was created of you, your family, your baby , your wedding or your pet, displayed.