One of my favorite things is when I finally receive a client's print order and can see my images in real life. Yes, I have looked at these images MANY times on my screen, but there is just something different about an actual printed photo in hand. When I started out with my photography business, I just included a CD of images in my session price. And I always gave my clients suggestions on where to print their images. Hopefully they took my advice. Because seriously, getting images printed at a reputable printer (such as MPIX) makes a HUGE difference in the quality of the final product. Just check out THIS comparison I recently saw on Facebook. Blech!!!!
However, even though I can make recommendations until I am blue in the face, there are probably still going to be people who choose a Walmart type printer. Oh well.
The other problem with selling just a CD is that there is a chance the client may never actually get a photo printed! EEK!! And if they are anything like me, there is a GOOD chance they will never get a photo printed! (Just take a peruse of my 10K pics that sit on my hard drive! I swear, this winter I WILL get caught up!! heh.)
Long story short, to prevent both of these possible problems I changed up my product line this year. All clients who order a DVD of high resolution images for printing, also receive a full set of 5x7 session images, in a beautiful custom image box!
And I solved both issues! Now I know the clients can see what the print *should* look like since they will have a quality, professionally printed copy of each image. Plus, if they never get around to printing enlargements, they still actually have a set of real-life prints in hand.
One of my clients this summer decided to go with the digital package - I just loved the beautiful image box and matching DVD case!!!!! Of course it doesn't hurt to have such an adorable subject on the cover!!! Just take a peek!!!
Beautiful - don't you think???
Until next time!! XOXO!!