(And, yes, as you probably have already guessed, CVS is not one of these places.)
We’re always shocked by how many couples spend so much time and careful consideration choosing a wedding photographer, only to quickly print out their pictures at the same place you pick up prescriptions or buy hot dog buns in bulk. Just like choosing your photographer really does make a difference, so does choosing where you print your wedding pictures.
So, before you click “order”, consider these 5 places first to make sure you get prints that do your beautiful photos justice.
Pic-Time. Because pic-time is our favorite, we use them with all of our work. Not only do we deliver all our galleries with pic-time, but we encourage our couples to order their prints here, too. The quality is outstanding and designing products with the photos (like albums and holiday cards) is super simple. Dubbed the “professional photographer workspace”, there are thousands of ways you can enjoy your prints - and each of them gets our stamp of approval.
Basic Invite. A beautiful option for wedding invitations, many brides and grooms have heard of Basic Invite - and for good reason. Basic Invite makes creating custom cards and prints with your wedding photos easy and, the best part, they do it really well. They’ll even print, address and mail your cards for you!
Artifact Uprising. If you’re looking to turn your wedding photos into a gorgeous album at a price you can afford, Artifact Uprising is a great place to go. They also feature stunning gallery frames to help you showcase your favorite shots in your home or give to parents and other special guests. Looking for a unique gift? The brass easel and photo calendar is a great way to give a gift that’s personal without compromising on quality.
Shutterfly. This is one of the most popular photo printing sites and, as such, many couples consider going here to print their wedding photos. And, while they’re not our top pick, the quality is definitely light years ahead of your local pharmacy. Surprisingly, the canvas prints created by Shutterfly turn out really well and, because they’re affordable, they make a great gift for family and members of your bridal party.
Snapfish. Another popular online printer, Snapfish is a good choice when you’re looking to create cards with your wedding photos. We’ve seen some really beautiful thank you cards printed from Snapfish and like how easy it is to design and order on their website. Bonus: There are almost always great promo codes available, so be sure to hunt for a deal first before placing your order.
The photos you print from your wedding will be treasured forever, so make sure you choose a great printer before spending your time and money. There’s nothing more disappointing as a wedding photographer than to see beautiful photos ruined by a less-than-professional printer.
Choose one of the five printers listed above, and we’re confident you’ll love the result!
// Rob & M