Choosing Your Photographer
Photography is an art; as such you can expect every photographer to offer a unique style of imagery. You don’t have to be an art expert to decide whether or not you like a style – just browse through their portfolio. If the photographs you see make you feel good and are something you could envision in your home, chances are the photographer is a stylistically good fit for you!
It’s no secret that great art is expensive, and this can be the case for photographers as well. Remember that these images are an investment – in yourself and in your family. Good photographers intend your images to be family heirlooms and plan for this by offering archival-grade print products built to hold their color and detail for a lifetime. Although choosing the least expensive photographer may seem like an attractive option, there is most likely a reason they’re so cheap! Great photographers with good client service are typically booked solid and price themselves to reflect this. If budget is a main concern in selecting a photographer, try contacting a few “dream” photographers and let them know your intended price range. They may be willing to work with you and offer payment options or smaller packages to fit within your budget.
Risk of Purchasing Digital Files Only
When you choose to purchase only digital files from a photographer, there’s a big risk that your final products won’t be to the quality or standard you were hoping for. When you purchase a print product from an experienced photographer, they may spend hours perfecting the crop and colors of the photograph to produce the best possible result when printed. This process of color correction is often overlooked, but absolutely essential to reproducing what you see on your computer screen accurately onto printed media. Most consumer-facing print labs also do not offer the standards of color quality that professional labs do, and you may find yourself with prints that are muddy and awkwardly trimmed!
Why Buy An Archival Grade Album
Photographs are meant to be printed. There is nothing quite like an exquisitely designed, handcrafted photo album to display and preserve your images in a way that everyone can hold and enjoy. Although online galleries and digital image displays are becoming an increasingly popular, inexpensive way to display photographs, there is still nothing like a physical photo album. Albums aren’t just galleries either; they’re books which tell the story of you and your family. Well-designed albums inspire and elicit a wide range of emotions in incredible detail and brilliant color. Many photographers will spend hours or even days to craft a design that shows off your images as individual works of art. Albums are well worth the investment – they will last a lifetime and make your images accessible to anyone, anytime!