(Closed) where are you getting your enlargements/prints of your wedding done

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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394 posts
Helper bee

Why anyone would print their pro pictures at someplace a low quaility as walgreens always amazes me. There are several low cost photo labs out there that are available to the general public…. and by photo lab I do not mean drug store or superstore “photolabs”, I mean actually photographic companies that know what they are doing with an image. 

I recommend :

Mpix.com

and 

ppratlanta.com

They have inexpensive price points and create quality color accurate images since they specialize in the photography industry. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I USED ADORAMAPIX FOR MY PRINTS AND HAVE BEEN REALLY HAPPY WITH THE QUALITY.  SORRY FOR THE CAPS, USING MY PHONE TO REPLY AND DON’T KNOW WHY IT IS STUCK ON CAPS!

Post # 5
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3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@reebee:  this made me laugh for some reason.  Mostly because I read your response in a shouty voice

Post # 6
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418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Sam’s Club. They do an awesome job and it’s inexpensive.

Post # 7
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1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

@reebee:  Totally second this recommendation! We bought a large print from them, and it looks amazing!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@atomic:  I agree with this (and recommend mpix). I saw something on a photog’s blog where the bride had taken her picture dvd to a photolab (a walgreens or cvs, or something similar) and called the photog up asking why the pictures were so bad and demading a refund. Turns out (duh) those mass photo printers look like crap. Spend a few dollars more and use mpix – you’re doing your photos a much better service.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Either mpix or Adoramapix have good quality prints. Right now mpix has 15% off prints. Promo code: sale12

Post # 10
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394 posts
Helper bee

@reebee:  +1

Adoramapix is another good one. 

..and your post made me laugh a bit 🙂

Post # 11
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We actually had our booking meet up with our photog today.  She brought with her a bunch of prints.  She had several examples of a print from the printing service through/with her alongside with prints from Walgreens, Coscto, Snapfish, Wal-Mart and Target.  I was ridiculously shocked to see how truly awful those cheaper prints looked, especially next to the higher quality ones.  The cheaper prints were washed out, features and facial details were blurred or gone and the quality of the color saturation was just awful.  After that, even though it costs more, I will be getting my prints through my photographer.  They will be ordered by her, sent to her first for her to review before sending on to us.  We’re already paying $1400 for her to take these photos, we may as well get high quality prints of them.

Additionally, we love her work and she’s so far been a delight to work with.  I’d much rather send her some more profit than some shitty big box retailer.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@atomic:  One of the examples was the STD from a mutual friend of ours–I’d seen the engagement session images in her portfolio so I knew that they were (as usual) amazing.  The images on the STD (from vistaprint) were just…ugh.  The black and white one had such awful contrast–the dude’s nose was totally not visible except for two small dots where his nostrils should have been.  He looked like Voldemort.  The Walgreen’s version of that same photo was noticably green.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

For those of you who have ordered from Mpix or Adoramapix, which paper options are the best? Mpix has the regular e-photo paper, or a metallic paper. Or you can add lustre. For Adoramapix, there is Kodak Professional glossy, metallic, or lustre. How do I know which type of paper is best for my wedding prints?

FYI Adoramapix is also running a sale right now on their larger size prints.

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