(Closed) Engagement photos: Should I buy cd with images or just prints? Please help!

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Do you own the photos or does your photographer? (This is part of the contract.) If you own them you should just buy the CD and print them at a much cheaper cost.

Post # 5
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@AlwaysSunny:  The vast majority of photographers retain the copyright/ownership. This has nothing to do with anything related to the client – if you get a disc you’re getting print rights no matter who holds the copyright.

@Skittles131:  The $600 deal sounds best to me. You get the images, some high quality prints, and the ability to have prints made on your own in the future.

Post # 7
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Does spending $600 include buying the save the dates? If so, then maybe it’s worth it. If not, just get the CD.

Post # 8
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Well I believe that it is better to get a CD and be able to do what you want with these pictures…I received our engagement pictures couple of day ago…In a digital format..ALl of them…First of all..pictures that our photographer picked as her favorite ones were not our top picks….Second thing…I edited some pictures myself on top of what she already did…for example some pictures look much better in black and white…others need to be cropped…So, I am glad we got all of them and not just the prints 🙂


Post # 10
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would go for the CD in any way becasue you want to have the photos in digital form so you can use them in the feture in different ways. 

Post # 11
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would go for the disc. Your future offspring (or other family memebers!) will want to see the pictures! You might not want a wall full of photos of yourselves, but you might want to look back on them fondly in 50 years 🙂

Post # 13
3369 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Skittles131:  I would definitely get the CD with the print release. Prints are great, but you can get them on your own from the CD. This way too, if anything ever happens to the prints you’re not stuck. And also, photographers tend to pay a large markup price for prints. Honestly, I got our pictures printed at Walgreens and Shutterfly and they’re AMAZING!

Post # 14
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@PacificMrs:  Photographers are obviously trying to make a profit on prints, and mark them up accordingly.  Most are ordering them from high quality labs, and there is a difference.  If you want color accurate prints that don’t fade over time the types of inks and papers used in the process do make a difference, and places like Walgreens and Shutterfly are not as high of quality.  It may not be noticeable now, but go back and look at those prints in a few years.

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