Where To Print My Wedding Photos

by Sam Yu

wedding portrait in Yosemite


So your wedding’s over and your photographer handed you all your memories of the big day on CD or USB Drive. Now what? After going through the huge list of images, you probably want to print a few excellent shots that captured your feelings of that awesome day. And, there’s probably some images that you want to print for your parents and your favorite auntie. Then there’s a few of those artsy shots that would make great wall decorations or table pieces.

Prints are great because they’re permanent. After all the guests are gone and the cake is eaten, you’ll leave that day with a new marriage and memories of one of the most important events of your life. Your flowers will wither and the moment will pass, but prints will last a lifetime.

wedding ring in flower

Whatever you do, don’t skimp out on the prints. You invested a good amount of money by hiring a professional photographer—don’t lose it all by taking those photos to a warehouse or pharmacy to print. Before digital photography became mainstream, almost all professional photographers delivered their print products to the bride and groom, instead of handing over a disc full of images. This made a huge difference in the final product. Because the photographer chose a trusted professional print lab and saw the whole process through, he delivered prints that met his standards and matched the image he envisioned when he captured the moment.

If you want to get the most out of your timeless prints, here’s a secret…find a photo lab where the pros go. A professional lab uses higher quality materials and deploys more rigorous operating standards. That means you get prints that are not only accurate but just plain look amazing. The better the photography, the more you’ll appreciate the difference of using a pro lab. Here’s a great story of a professional photographer and her documented experience with a consumer lab vs pro lab, https://rebeccadanzenbaker.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/consumer-photo-labs-vs-pro-photo-lab-shocking-results/

Your precious memories deserve the attention of someone who’s committed to his craft, not just a clueless clerk who’s been promoted from the warehouse. If you value great photography, you owe it to yourself to find a place that’s just as passionate about printing it.

*Note: These incredible pictures provided by Martin Ngo Photography

Sam Yu
Sam Yu