Bre Thurston Photography » Wedding and portrait photographer, Bre Thurston, specializes in emotive and candid wedding and family photography that tells YOUR story. Located in both the Bay Area and Seattle, WA.

The importance of a professional photo lab

Okay, I hate posts like this because I don’t want to sound like I am up on a high horse, but when I saw the difference between these two prints I just had to share.

I work with two amazing, high quality, professional photo labs. However, I do keep personal photo albums for my family. I often print 100-200 4×6′s at a time and since a lot of the photos are snapshots that are only meant to be meaningful to me and my family, I get them printed at Costco. Costco = affordable. Now, I don’t want to talk smack about Costco (my sister works for them and they are an AMAZING company!) but their photos? Suck. Yep, I said it. Sorry! Will I stop using them to print my personal 4×6′s? Probably not. Will I ever use their photo lab for anything else or enlargements? Heck no.

I just got a new personal photo album that I am starting to fill. I needed a small square photo for the front. I used a costco print, but since I also wanted that same photo on the inside, I ordered an extra one from my lab since I was already in their ordering system for a client. EXACT same file. No color corrections, nada. This is literally just the difference between Costco and my professional lab.

Who knew that Reid was a ghost! :D So, while I do provide a CD with print release for most of my sessions (for now!) keep this in mind when you go to consider making enlargements on your own. Don’t forget that I do offer prints and the quality difference will be astounding¬† :-)

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