Post # 1
So our wedding photographer is just starting out. Since she is new, we are owning the rights to all of our pictures and she will be editing all pictures but she is unable to print since she doesn’t have the materials or know-how.
Has anyone else experienced this? Who or where did you get your pictures printed? Are there online places with great paper quality and albums?
Help, Help, Help! 🙂
Post # 3
I’ve heard that mpix.com is the best place to go for printing. I’ve looked into this quite a bit too and I’ve decided to use mpix based on all the good things I’ve heard about them from the ladies on this site.
Post # 4
You will probably get plenty of good advice on this topic. I would give you mine, but my printers are a package deal with my web photo purchasing system. Hard to explain. My clients order right from my website, so I never even have to deal with the printers. Anyway, I know others here will have more accessible printers that they will share with you.
What I would admonish you on though, is the old standard, “you get what you pay for”. This definately applies to printing as well. Just don’t do the Walmart thing. Not good. I assume you know that, or else you would have been there by now.
Let the recommendations roll in!
Post # 5
mpix.com is the closest a consumer can get to professional labs. If your photographer is editing them order “true” color prints… or don’t ask for color correction, etc. Your photographer is already adding the contrast, color saturations, tones, etc… you don’t need a computer calculation to change that for you.
Post # 6
Go for Mpix.com. They’re not a consumer lab.. many professionals use them for prints and reprints… they just happened to have a consumer pricing thats all.
Even printing from walmart or a drug store should not be a concern as far as quality is concerned. You will get a more or less the same quality from those pro labs.
The best prints can only be from your photographer’s own printer though..
Post # 7
So Mpix seems to be the best consumer printer.
Do other photographers ever offer their printing services if they didn’t take the pictures? Sorry to be a pest… I just want the best prints possible.
Post # 8
I just had my prints done through Adoramapix.com. They’re based out of NYC (if you’re local you can just pick the prints up at their store) and offer 5 or 6 different types of photo paper specific for the type of pictures you’re working with… B&W, portrait, landscape, etc. I also had my photo books done there and was THRILLED with the quality. The site was referred to me by a family friend who is a photographer and I couldn’t have been happier with the results.
Post # 9
I’m a professional photographer, and I generally contract with an outside place to get my prints done. I don’t really know exactly what wedding photographers do, as I’m a journalist not a wedding photog, but I can’t imagine that they do all of their own printing due to the high volume involved. When I did my own printing, it could take me several hours to do each print which made it financially not worth it.
That said, I would be very wary of any professional photographer who is unable to at least arrange for their own printing. This is a very very basic part of the business that your photographer should have a handle on. If she doesn’t think it’s worth the money to arrange for her own printing, that’s one thing, but she should at least be able to reccomend the people that she uses.
As for good places, Adoramapix is ok, but can be really undependable, so if you are really concerned about quality, you might want to avoid them. I like White House Custom Color and Imagination Photo Lab.
Post # 10
You can use Mpix. WHCC (http://www.whcc.com/) is also a good alternative.
Normally professional photographers should offer printing service, or at least point clients to a few places they recommend. I guess since your photographer is just starting out, she probably is still looking into what’s good.