Updated: Dec 22, 2019
It’s easy to ask the question of why one should buy their prints through a professional photographer theses days. With a huge amount of consumer-facing print labs popping up everywhere, you may be tempted to try printing photos on your own. After years of experience in the photographic print industry, however, I feel very strongly that purchasing prints and photo products directly through the Paws + Tails Pet Photography studio is going to result in higher overall satisfaction. Here’s why:
1. Color Quality
The photo laboratories I use only sell to professional photographers; they are not open to the general public. Their standards for color correction and color control are many steps above what you would find at a drugstore, Costco, or Walmart. When I submit photos to print at the lab, I know that print is going to look very close to what I see on my screen in terms of color. Skin tones will be rich and creamy without strange green or purple shifts commonly seen at cheaper printing sources. Prints will be luminous and vibrant. Colors will be true to what you see on your screen.
I put as much care into the packaging and presentation of our products as the prints themselves! Unlike cheap prints at a big-box retail store, the photographs from Paws + Tails Pet Photography come beautifully presented and ready to give as gifts right out of the box. Paws + Tails Pet Photography prints are also presented in acid-free materials so they may stay well preserved in their packaging.
3. Cropping + Editing
The cropping and editing of images for different sizes of prints may seem like a trivial matter, but it can make all the difference in how your final product turns out. Cropping an image perfectly for various print sizes takes a trained artistic eye and great care to preserve the essence of the image, even if parts of it are being cut out. Without an experienced eye to crop images properly, your photographs may come out in uncomfortable or awkward compositions.
I absolutely, 100% stand by our products. If you’re not satisfied, we aren’t either - and we’ll do everything in our power to ensure that your print products are delivered perfectly. I’ll walk you through the process of ordering prints from start to finish, during your reveal session where we will check out your beautiful images + I'll show you examples of my printed products before you place your order.