What you need to know about Digital Files | Best Newborn Photographer in Fayetteville, Clinton, Wilmington

Digital Files are all the rage these days for families wanting professional photography. We live in a digital age. We are addicted to our cells phones and Facebook news feeds. When you plan to hire the best newborn photographer in Fayetteville, Clinton, or Wilmington, then you really need to know what you’re getting when you purchase digital files. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty.

After many, many years of fighting the digital file battle with prospective clients, Vanessa G. Photography did concede the fight and started to offer what the consumer wanted. BUT…only after we knew we could offer something better than average. For years moms have told me that they can print through Mpix.com and get great photographs. It’s possible that every disk-tog (photographers who only offer digital files and no actual printed product) have successfully convinced the public that this is true. While Mpix is a sibling company to an actually professional photography lab used exclusively by bonafide pros, it is still the step child and can not produce anywhere near the quality of the grand pro lab family member.

That being said, who cares?

In reality, it matters less what lab you use and matters MORE that your digital file contains the printing profile data for the printer used to convert it from pixels to ink and paper. If your digital file lacks this data, then the random printer you use will decide what color the skin, sky, and background of your images should be. Often it’s not the color it really was. This is where Vanessa G. Photography cringed the most. We took our digital files and printed pictures through our professional lab and through a consumer quick shop. GAG! AWEFUL! Orangy oompa-loompa skin tones and muddy gray black and whites and over exposed faces came back to us.

Did you get that part?

The SAME digital file printed at two different places produced two very different looking images.


Because one printer knew what to do with the digital data imbedded in the file and the other printer was just winging it. Should you care? I do! I do!!!! If I pay for something nice and professional quality, then I sure want the best result and not the knock off version. Some photographers have no idea that is an issue or that a print profile even exists.

Here’s what we did to fix the problem:

We kept our menu of professional, high quality options available for all of our clients because that’s why many choose us. They want a full custom experience and want the best for their baby and their family’s memories. Then we added the Digital File option with a twist. You could walk away with just files to print at any random place you’d like, OR you can choose to print your digital files through our very own professional lab to ensure they are color correct and will last a lifetime. We now offer access to OUR professional lab to every client who purchases digital files. This way we can sleep better at night. We know that we provided the best options to our client and it’s up to them to choose if they want to take advantage of them or not.

In review:

Digital Files need to include the print profile of the printer used to print them IF you want to make sure the image is color correct. When it matters, it matters.

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Vanessa G. Photography always has the goal of turning your most precious memories in life into art works for you to cherish on display in your home for a lifetime. We never want you to forget the milestones in life. Those happy times that define you, that changed you, and molded you into the person you are destined to become. We serve clients form Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, NC to Wilmington, NC and the coast. We operate by appointment only so that we can dedicate 100% of our time to you, making you our most important person, when you are in our studio. Our client’s have made us thankful to have been able to create photography treasures for their families, and their words have touched our heart. We’d love to do the same thing for you, and earn your words of praise by making sure you enjoy every aspect of your experience with us. If you are in need of a newborn photographer in Fayetteville, we are the only Certified Professional Photographer in your area specializing in newborn photography.

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