TOP FIVE REASONs why you should print your photos

one. TECHNOLOGY HAS AN EXPIRATION DATE

Let’s be real—we are living in the internet age. This is not about not giving my couples digital files (because I know you want to post them on social media, like, right now). It’s about ensuring that your memories last a lifetime and then some!

CDs get scratched, thumb drives get lost, files get corrupted, folks forget to back up their files, and technology evolves so fast (think the floppy disk—or to those born in the last 20 years, the “Save” icon). Having prints is just another way of archiving the special moments a photographer has captured that isn't susceptible to some of these technological misfortunes.

two. A PRINT NEVER FORGETS

So here’s the thing about social media: when you first post your images and the likes and comments are pouring in, you’re feeling awesome… and then a few days later, the hype dies down and everyone goes about their business as usual. So, those photos are rarely seen again by friends and family. Even outside of the internet, how often are you really opening your digital image files to relive these memories?

These are seriously special moments in time—if they weren’t, why would someone need a pro photographer—so keep them alive! Canvas wraps or framed prints can be admired every single day at home or in the office. Reminiscing over albums on family occasions or anniversaries or birthdays is like re-experiencing the joy of old moments and creating new ones.

THREE. BIGGER IS BETTER

The difference between seeing a photo on your phone and seeing it as a big print is kinda like the difference between getting a postcard of the Mona Lisa and then going to see it in real life.

There is impact, beauty, and nuance in images that just can’t be experienced to its full potential on a small screen. Large prints are a completely different (and richer) experience. We’re talking more depth in colors, revealing finer/hidden details, the immersive feeling of filling your field of vision, the visual elements added by the finish of the paper, even the extra sensation of touching the textured medium. Though, don’t do that last one at the Louvre…

FOUR. SHARING IS CARING

Sure, emailing some photos to Grandma is nice and all. But don’t you think she’d be just a little more thrilled to get a package in the mail with a pretty box of prints or a framed photo and a handwritten note?

Printed photos are a heartfelt and tangible way for you to share life’s big moments while conveying all the love and gratitude that goes along with a personalized gift. It’s difficult to capture those genuine sentiments in pixels alone.

FIVE. THE POWER OF THE PROFESSIONAL

One of the benefits of hiring a professional photographer is that you not only get first-rate photos, but you also get someone to do the heavy lifting when it comes to prints.

You may not know how or where to get high-quality prints, or that there’s a difference between a professional photo lab and Walgreens or Costco. And what’s the likelihood that you are going to design your own album? Do you really want to hunt down a photo printer, a canvas producer, a framer, a bookmaker, a press card manufacturer, and more? Professional Photographers can offer the best caliber of prints out there and make things easier on you when it comes to printing your photos in the highest quality!

If you have questions about printing please feel free to contact me directly at alicia@aliciamink.com so that I can guide you through the printing process!