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Why We Believe In Printing and the Magic of Wall Art
At Fox and Fellow we are real big advocators of printing your most cherished memories. We are here to guide you every step of the way, from planning to photography to print! The day you get married is SO incredibly special, meaningful, and exploding with wonderful moments. These moments pass by so quickly, and our job as photographers is to capture them so they can be preserved for years to come.
Buttttt if you don’t print them, what happens to them?
Here are the our top 3 biggest reasons why we are all about printing!
1. Technology is constantly changing.
Now, don’t get us wrong! We love technology – it’s freakin’ incredible. It’s what makes what we do possible. BUT it has its flaws. Like, every few years there is something new and cool. A better phone, better ipad, better camera, better google home or amazon echo, etc. It’s legit impossible to keep up with it all. If you just leave your wedding photos as digital, they get lost over time. Most people plan to make that album, or make that collage, but don’t get around to it and those memories simply just get lost.
2. There is nothing like having the real thing in your hands.
Seriously! When you can touch that photo, or flip through that album with your family, it’s just so much more emotional. Not only do you get the feeling of seeing that memory, but having that tactile touch adds a whole other level of experience for the senses. It’s more meaningful, emotional, and impactful. What’s more, when you’ve got something on display in your home, you see it daily. You get those sweet “awwww” and “ooooo” feels, you get that memory present in your mind. If you just have those photos in your phone, you simply just won’t see them very often or appreciate them in the same way.
3. Photography is Art.
You spend SO much money having those images captured in the first place, they are meant to be seen! Photography is absolutely an amazing way to preserve those moments, and in order to get the most out of those images, you gotsa print ’em. You chose your photographers for their artistry, and that’s what photography is – Art! It should be displayed, preserved, and shown off!
Now that you’ve decided to Print, Let’s talk about
Quality vs Quantity.
Why can’t I just print at a department store vs a professional photo lab???
I hate being the bearer of bad news, but alas, you get what you pay for. We’ve put a TON of research into choosing our printer for that very reason – they are excellent at what they do and one of the few we could find that prints our photos exactly as they are. Every printer and monitor is set up for different colours/brightness and that makes it REALLY difficult to print accurately. Photos that you print at a Walmart or Costco just aren’t going to look the same as the photos on your screen. And they don’t print on the same materials, either! What’s more, the quality of the image from a professional print lab doesn’t discolour over time like with a department store. It’s meant to last a lifetime.
Bottom Line: Yep – Prints are more expensive with us than your run-of-the-mill department store or local print supplier but it’s a one time purchase for something you have for your entire life. It’s absolutely worth it to preserve the memories of the day you got married. You’re gonna wanna get it right.
and now onto…
Why You Need to Print Bigger Than You Think you do!
On top of being able to appreciate your Wall Art at its best, the image will have more impact, and fill the space in your home appropriately. When you’ve got a 4×6 or a 5×7 in a photo album right in front of your face, of course it looks great! But for Wall Art, it gon’ look real small.
Definitely measure and use painters tape, or a piece of cardboard, bristol board, etc, to see the actual sizing in the place you want to hang it! This will give you a more accurate idea of how your Wall Art will look from different distances, and areas of the room/house. Then you’ll know what size you need to order.
What in tarnation is even Wall Art anyway?
Wall Art comes in many shapes and sizes! It’s all about person preferences, tastes, and whatever you feel is going to go best with your decor. The options we currently offer are below:
Sheet Prints (loose prints ready to be framed or done with as you please!)
Wondering What Size to Order?
Never fear! Wall Art Mock-ups are here!
See below on this 8 ft square living room wall, just how each size compares.
Have any other burning questions about Wall Art or Printing? Just reach out – we are only an email away!