The Importance of Printing Your Wedding Photos
Anyone who has had a consult with us knows how we feel about printing your wedding photos after the big day but for those of you that haven’t heard our talk, here goes!
Rue and I have been married for a little over eight years at this point. We printed a handful of photos in relatively small sizes from an online lab to hang on our wall. We didn’t know much about printing or print labs at the time so we went with one of the first places we were able to find on Google. We had the digital files of our photos so we didn’t think much of it. Neither one of us felt it was important to get an album or go any further with print. We thought we had what we needed. We were never educated on the importance of this stuff.
Flash forward a few years and the laptop that we had ALL of our wedding photos on started to have problems. We had issues accessing the photos and could not find more than eight of them. Our photographer didn’t offer any type of photo back-up so we didn’t have them anywhere else. A few years and two kids later we found that old, broken, computer in our basement collecting dust. I realized that we never actually got those photos off of the computer and that they were likely gone.
I am no computer genius by any means but I was able to find the old downloads tucked far away in the corners of technology and extract them to our new computer. So much stress was lifted off of my chest when it finally worked. So many years had passed and the fear of losing them forever was now gone. We backed them up the same way we do client photos so they are never going away.
This experience has changed the way we look at physical items like prints and albums. We want to educate every couple we work with about our mistakes and why printing is so important. The grand photos we print now from a silly day at the park or the beach far exceed the quality of our wedding photos that we printed. I love seeing my kids huge smiles in a 20”x24” frame on our wall but seeing Rue in her wedding dress in the same frame would make my soul happy.
We have been offering some print items from the beginning but have just recently added frame collections as well. We want to be that one stop shop to encourage as many people as possible to print their photos. Those real moments that we capture deserve to be showcased on your walls and you deserve artwork that you can display for eternity.
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