Professional Wedding Prints
Go Big or Go Home!
By Kara Schultz
Wedding Photographer, Kara Schultz – Storyteller
Did you know an 8×10 is actually a desk print? Some people think when I say “you need a 16″x 20″ canvas” they think it’s just way too big, in all honesty though, it’s not! On a large wall or above a mantel, it’s not too big at all. The only time to use 8×10’s on a wall is if you’re doing several in a collage, otherwise, they’re just too small. You should really only put an 11″x 14″ as the smallest size on your wall but honestly, a 16″x 20″ gallery wrapped canvas is just amazing. I’m also going to touch on why you should order your larger prints from your photographer. Yes, you get the reprinting rights to your photos from most photographers these days, so you think that you’ll just print on your own? One, most people don’t get around to it (see the album post, I as a photographer only have TWO of my wedding photos done, yep, 2, I’m a living breathing example of this). Two, your photographer is going to take special care of your large prints, they will do some additional retouching at that level, for gallery wraps they may have to extend borders or take out people in the background. Three, they’ll guarantee that you’ll love your prints. The difference between a professional lab that your photographer uses and places like Walmart, Walgreens, target and the like is that the consumer places don’t care about your photos. They don’t take the time to look at those color profiles that photographers painstakingly put into your photos. I’ve actually done some print samples and there is no noticeable difference at 5″x 7″ and below but once you get to 8″x 10″, there is a large difference! Plus, you’ve already invested so much in your wedding day, you shouldn’t overlook the printing part of your photos.