Wednesday, January 23, 2019


    In a technology driven world I think most of us are guilty of taking snapshots of everything that happens in our lives, being sure to document every detail meticulously lest we should forget. Every photo of your daughter as she gets older and experiences new people, places and things. Your sons first ever little league soccer game all the way up to his first day of college! Every detail is captured and more than likely locked away on your smart device. 

     How many of those priceless moments don't have you in them or only have your face at that awkward selfie angle? This is one of the reasons we urge our friends and clients to be sure to set time aside to allow a professional photographer to capture you and your family in those milestone moments. A professional will be able to capture each individuals personality on camera as well as the family as a whole!

     A family portrait is so much more than just a picture of your family. It tells a story and captures a memory that will be cherished by you as well as your kids and grand kids in the future. Don't miss all the moments by being behind the camera, reach out to a local professional who would love to create a work of art of you and your family to showcase on your wall.

     Would you go to a dentist to get care for your beloved sick dog? No, you wouldn't so why would you go to a pharmacy for your family portrait prints? Don't settle for a sub par print from the local pharmacy.  This is one thing you should not compromise when it comes to quality. A sub par print from an inkjet printer (this is what the pharmacy will use) will fade in less than 10 years so all those images you had printed from your cell phone will  become unrecognizable in just a few short years. This is one thing that will set your professionally printed portrait apart from the rest; It will stand the test of time. Do you have any portraits of your grandparents hanging in your house? Many can say yes to this because the quality of those portraits was meant to last, just like the quality of professional prints today. 

Make the time to be in the photos and take the care to get a quality portrait taken that your children and eventually grandchildren will inherit some day.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Why is it so important to print after a photo session and not just get digital files? 

So your family continues to grow and you  have not gotten your family portraits taken since little Johnny was born and you've had two more kids since then! Yikes, it seems like every time you think about scheduling something, life happens. You finally say "Enough is Enough," so you begin shopping around for photographers in your area.

What is the first thing you would ask your prospective photographer? Is it, "do you sell digital files with print release?" If it is, then you may want to reconsider your approach and really think about what it is exactly that you want to do with your photos after your session. 

Asking a photographer to release the rights for the photos to be printed at whatever low budget printing company has the best deals on Groupon is not the best way to guarantee that you get the highest quality portrait product possible for the money you invest. When a photographer allows their work to be printed somewhere else, they lose any and all ability to ensure the quality of their printed product is what you, the client deserves. 

Any credible professional will insist that you get your prints through them. Yes you will encounter many people with a camera who claim to be photographers and might even have decent photographs that are willing to sell you the digital files, but that photographer is more than likely just starting out and will learn why it's important not to sell their work with copyright release, or they will not be able to sustain their business and will more than likely go under. If a doctor diagnosed his patients with an illness and then sent them to another clinic to pay someone else for what the work he did, that doctor will not be in business long. As photographers, part of our job is to encourage our clients to get prints to go on their walls and not just a cd or flash drive with the images. Even digital images deteriorate over time. Every time you open a Jpeg image it loses pixels and even the most trusted hard drives fail and its possible to lose everything you had stored on it. The prints hanging on your wall will out last any cd or flash drive any day of the week. 

If you have any questions regarding why you should order prints through your professional photographer please feel free to reach out to us.

Siobhan Fine Photography
12014 N. Eldridge Pkwy Houston Tx 77065
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