Whether you order professional prints from us, or purchase the DVD and print your own, we want your photos to look their very best.
While we do offer professional printing services for our clients, we also include the DVD in many of our packages. Choosing the right printing lab to make your prints makes all the difference. You have invested in professional photography, and we want to help you however we can to ensure that your photos will look their best and last a lifetime. Here are some tips and recommendations to help you when you are ready to make prints from your DVD.
Which print lab should I use?
We highly recommend using Mpix.com to make your prints online. Mpix has unparalleled quality of products and services in the photographic printing industry. Mpix doesn't stop with quality; their turnaround is equally as impressive. Almost all orders ship in 24 hours. Ordering from Mpix is easy. With Mpix, you can upload images to a secured website, store and share images in albums, and order prints, home décor, cards and stationery, gifts, and more.
We also recommend any local, independent print shops in your town. We highly recommend NOT using the following printers to print from your DVD, as their print products tend to be inconsistent, and most often times the colors are faded and inaccurate, and the prints come out dark and "mucky". We’ve seen some pretty scary examples (lemons that look grey instead of yellow…*eesh*):
Wal-Mart CVS Walgreens Target Any local drugstores
How do I upload the high resolution images?
The images that are included on your DVD are high resolution images, and they are very large files. Often times, they will take a while to upload. If you should have any trouble uploading your images, give us a call or shoot us an email and let us know, and we will be more than happy to upload them for you!
Print Sizes and Cropping Tips
Most of the images included on your DVD are full sized images, unless specified. If you choose to print in full sizes such as 4 x 6, 8 x 12, 12 x 18, 16 x 24, there will be no cropping, but if you choose to print a 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 for example, these are "cropped sizes" and you will need to be sure to review your image to make sure it is cropped correctly so that a head or an arm doesn't get chopped off in the photos. Feel free to let us know if you need anything cropped to a specific size and we can help you!
Of course, there are some products that you can’t get anywhere else as a consumer, and that’s where we are here to help! For example, we offer these Signature Storybook Albums with any of our sessions/ weddings: