Sometimes, clients order prints from their session with me. When this happens, I squeal a little bit on the inside because, well, I LOVE getting prints in the mail!!! Receiving a package from the printing company I work with (Black River Imaging) makes me all giddy inside. I love holding your images in my hands + seeing them come to life! That stunning luster finish + thick photo paper … mmmmmmmm : ) It’s good stuff!!!
In today’s world, digital files are all the rave + don’t get me wrong, I totally get this! Being a bride myself, I want to be able to have the digital files of the images from our day to be able to print + reprint as many times as I would like! Decorating our (future) home, creating photo albums, giving gifts to our parents–have these files will be very helpful!
At the same time, my one fear as a photographer is that this printing will never actually come to pass! I would hate for a client to receive their USB of images, put them on their computer + then simply have those files stay on their computer forever! Whether you print through me or through another printing company, remember that your images were meant to be printed. They are taken, edited + crafted with so much love, in hopes that one day they will adorn your home + fill it with life!! A hope that tangible prints you can hold in your hands will find themselves bringing back memories as you sit on the couch together, passing photographs + laughing, remembering our time together + the moments + feelings you experienced!
I recently had a couple order a bunch of prints from their engagement session which inspired this post — photos of photos!!, ha! Enjoy them : ) -M