(Closed) Are professional prints through our photographer really better?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You don’t have to go through a pro, but do at least go through adorama.com or mpix.com. Seriously – don’t do walgreens or target, walmart, costco, etc etc. They won’t do it justice.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

From what I hear, yes the pros are better than Target.  However,  I am sure there are options online.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My photographer told me part of the reason hers were so pricey is because she pays to ship them to a photo lab in Winnipeg, MB (she is based out of Halifax, NS). So there are the costs of the prints themselves, plus shipping to her, plus shipping them to me. We negotiated to have the digitial negatives so we can make our own prints. I would get them printed at a more reputable printer than say, Walmart, but $28 for a 5 x 7 seems really steep! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Cool thing to know.  I might get my mom’s wedding photo’s redone.  Does anyone know where to get the photo books done, not at snapfish or through the mac.  Like the heavy duty ones the photogs do.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I use digilabs.com. I know a lot of photographers who use digilabs and their prices are very resonable and shipping is not bad either.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@cincity75: Try Smugmug.com. You have to pay a yearly membership fee, but it seems that a lot of pro-am and professional photographers on photo.net use them. I’m going to use them to make a second wedding photo album for us, but I’m not sure when I’ll get it. I haven’t even submitted it yet, but so far so good! I really like the options. 🙂

ETA: I’m also planning to use Smugmug to buy prints from our wedding. Prints from Walmart, etc., don’t use the high-quality inks and paper as pro labs do, and will fade/deteriorate much more quickly.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I can’t afford a hip photographer and the photo albums.  That being said, thanks for the print suggestions.  Will these sites allow you to make a flush album or just print pictures?

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