So you’ve had your shoot and your gallery in online. Now you have to choose which prints you would like, or which images you would like in a digital file. Whether you choose digital or prints largely depends on your needs as there are advantages to each. Many clients are purchasing a DVD of their images, rather than buying individual prints. If you buy a DVD of your images, you’ll be able to email the pictures to family and friends and to print them yourselves. If you choose a quality lab, you’ll end up with many great prints at a lower price. On the other hand, if you order the prints through a photographer, you’ll be assured that the colours are all correct and that the prints are cropped in the best way possible. If I get prints back from the printer, and don’t like the colour, or the brightness, I will get them reprinted. It is extra work for you to go through this process. And it might be a little intimidating if you haven’t done it before. It’s important to me is that you are happy with the end product. If you do buy the DVD and have trouble getting the prints done, let me know. I’d be more than happy to help.
The other question that people often ask me, is which image would make a better print. It really does depend on you and on who is getting the picture. Grandma might like a more traditional pose, whereas you might love a fun, unusual one. Go with the one that moves you. Go with the one that you are first drawn to. Over analyzing and studying the images may just lead to more confusion. Go with the picture that brings out the personality of your child. I love this picture of N. Is it traditional? No! Is it him? Yes!
Here’s another one that tells you a lot about this little cutie who was having so much fun dancing!
Go with what moves you. Go with the one that makes you say “Ahha that’s my little girl,” when you see it. And most of all, have fun with it!