Print vs Digital, Are they Truly Different?

Print vs Digital, why there IS a difference!

Why the Printed Image is Not Dead!

If you are searching for a wedding photographer, you’ve likely been considering the print vs digital dilemma.

As photography moved out of the analog print age and into the digital age, it brought with it many advances. Namely immediate feedback and the ability to more readily share images and in a much more rapid manner. Combined with social media, friends and family can see images now quicker and on a much wider scale than ever previously.

For the Wedding photographer, this also meant as digital evolved a much wider gamut of capabilities by our cameras to function at light levels previously unheard of.  For photographers (like us) who bridge the ages and have shot film and transitioned to digital, the perspective is unique.

Is there any downside to digital? We would argue that digital has been misinterpreted as a “final” product and that the best analogy is to view digital as a kind of proof or negative that is more easily accessed, able to be immediately shared and with the ability to be carried around in your pocket on your smartphone or other digital device.


However, there remained photographers and clients who noted that holding an analog and true finished photographic print made the images entirely unique to their senses and emotions.  Now there is some  evidence to back that up. Check it out

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In a nutshell, what studies have shown is that the feedback and retention are greater with a print than with digital.

Does that mean digital has no value or is ignored? For us the answer is absolutely not. We respond by educating our potential clients as to why print matters. No package is  offered without an album.

Our Studio refuses to shoot and deliver only digital images.

Digital, in our opinion, was never meant to be forever.



For us, the best way to serve our clients is to provide BOTH.  As we mentioned every package we offer includes an album. While that album is a base model, it DOES allow clients to have a true heirloom family item.  Often this is the first artwork of its kind after the marriage. Approximately 72% of our clients upgrade their album in either pages included, cover, style, size, or all of them !



Our clients come into the studio and are met with images and custom DVD shows being streamed to our 4K monitor.

But it is understood that we are ultimately selling is artwork and that means albums, wall hangings etc..

Seeing those products , touching them, feeling them is a different experience than just having the images stream across a screen.

What we want each client to have as a goal, is to imagine the story they want their albums to tell ten years from now.


Marietta Church Wedding Photography


What to talk to your Photographer about with Church Wedding Photography (or any wedding!)

In this day and age, with so many new and beautiful outdoor wedding venues, whether we are here in Blue Ridge Georgia or in the  Marietta, the question gets asked of us as the wedding photographers, am I going to get beautiful church wedding photography if the ceremony is in the church.

Our answer is a resounding YES!

While outdoor venues are becoming plentiful, there are some things to think about..does the venue have a back up plan in the event of inclement weather? Is the venue and terrain easily accessible for all your guest , regardless of age and condition? Is the location logistically fit for attendance of your planned wedding party and guest?

With that in mind, and with some the sanctity of the ceremony as a factor,  many are turning to the more traditional Church Wedding, but when doing so the question we get asked a great deal is will my wedding photography still be beautiful if the ceremony is in the church. Many church’s are a bit more centrally located for ease of access. This is one of the finest we have worked with and you can find them here:

We still love church weddings. It is important to note that most church’s do have guidelines and rules for the photography specifically during the ceremony. This may include shooting only from the upper level gallery or from the last pews. The rules may also state no flash photography during the ceremony. What we recommend is to meet with the officiant prior to the ceremony and go over what is allowed, and what is not.

The photographer, in the long run, needs to adhere to the rules and guidelines the church sets while still obtaining the photography the client wants. Be sure to your photographer is comfortable with challenging light settings and possible distance shooting.


Having your after ceremony celebration can really change the texture and climate of your wedding, giving you the best of both worlds. One of the best we have worked at is the Marlow House, you can find them HERE:



One thing we always recommend to our bride and grooms is to consider a pre or post shoot. You see it does not matter whether your wedding photography is taking place at or in a church or at a venue, your are very likely to have very limited time after the ceremony to shoot in. Barring seeing each other before the ceremony, it leaves all the couple images together and with family as part of the after ceremony images, and the time frame for that is usually less than one hour, and often half that at best.

With a pre or post shoot, the stress of the day is taken away, and you have just your time together to just play. This makes for a far deeper image base for the couples images.