I think that if I were a bride nowadays, I would be overwhelmed shopping for a photographer.
Some photographers give the digital files “negatives”. Some photographers (although way less) give them
with all of the images touched up. Some give them, but only low resolution (poor quality).
Some don’t give them & you buy every print that you want from your photographer.
Let us explain what we do & why we think it is important (hence we do it!).
For ALL of the shoots that we do (trash-the-dress, Bridals, Engagement, Wedding,
Day-After) we always give you your images (negatives) on disc, every image touched up.
Full Resolution. The files that you have on your disc are the best quality that you can have.
We want you to have this, so that if you wish to do it yourself, you can order
a giant canvas or print for above your couch.
Of course we have a lab that we use & we
offer our services to you, but our brides are modern & empowered & often want to
handle things themselves. It is not our style to say “yes you can have your images on disc,
BUT they will be low resolution”. That limits you to emailing & printing a 4×6 (maybe).
For any real printing, you would still be going back to your photographer & ordering
every single image that anyone wanted through them.
That works for some photographers, it is just not our style. Our style is to think about what we
would want & give that to our brides.
High Resolution, Fully touched up, ALL of the images from the day.
Simple, yet Perfect.
Similarly, we feel that our Brides deserve the best. Hence, we make sure that you
don’t just get the images straight out of the camera (SOOC), we touch them up.
We want them perfect for you. I die thinking that any bride would receive her
untouched photos & have to spend hours upon hours touching them up herself.
So, the pictures below will explain far better why we think it is important that you
make sure that your photographer touches up all of the images on your disc.
First of all, some definitions:
SOOC Straight out of camera
Retouched This is what will be on your disc. Perfect, touched up images.
Fine Art With the Extravaganza package, you receive 10
Fine Art images on your disc.
Take a look & see the difference between a image which is SOOC & retouched.
The image that is straight out of the camera is a sharp, properly exposed,
image. Technically & artistically it is very nice. However, the one on the right is the one that
I would want to have if I were a bride. It just looks finished. This is what all of the
images on your disc will look like. Brighter, Punchier, more “wow”.