Posted on Jul 31, 2018

My Favorite Professional Printing Labs

I’m always excited when I arrive home to a package full of prints. looking at hard copies of beautiful images is much more enjoyable than looking at them on a computer screen. A print lasts more than a lifetime and quickly transports you back to your most cherished memories without having to log in to your computer. A lot of fellow photographers have asked for guidance on choosing a printing lab so I wanted to share my favorite professional printing labs with all of you.

I’ve used at least 40+ different labs in my years as a full-time photographer and many came up short in either paper quality or print quality. Finding a really good printing lab can be confusing and tedious. Most professional labs require you to be a formally registered photography business in order to process orders with them with a registration process that is almost painful. But if you are willing to go through the registration process in order to build a relationship with an excellent lab that you can print with for years to come- then this blog is for you!

1: Millers Lab

Miller’s Professional Imaging is the largest professional lab organization in the United States. I love the large range of unique and customizable printing products that they offer such as images boxes, metal prints and even cut outs! Miller’s lab Offers a great customer service experience which is important when ordering client products.My Favorite Professional Printing LabsMy Favorite Professional Printing Labs

2: Zno

 Zno Lab has some of the best Flush Mount Albums that I have purchased and all of their products are made in the USA. With an extensive collection of album designs, colors, and textures, they are my go-to lab for albums. My favorite print paper that they offer is their art print paper. Their albums are heavy, excellent quality and built luxuriously. Zno is the biggest flush mount album maker in the world and they also offer some other amazing products such as holiday cards, and engagement books.

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3: White House Custom Colour

I love White House Custom Colour (whcc) for all of my regular printing needs. I use them in connection to my Pixieset account because their prints are of really high Quality. Their Photographic Prints have a longevity of 100 years in typical display conditions and 200 years in dark storage and offer 100% color accuracy, quality-assured prints, and first-class finishing services.

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4: Canvas on the Cheap

This one is for all my friends and family who asks me for recommendations on affordable labs.

Canvas on the Cheap is a great public lab that offers good quality canvases at affordable prices. I don’t use this lab for my professional needs (or clients) BUT I use them for myself and they are GREAT for Christmas and birthday gifts or for printing in bulk to fill the walls around the house. I have canvases in my office by them and they are great. I have ordered canvases from other companies with similar price points and have been disappointed in the past. I was pleasantly surprised when I received my first order by them and now they are my recommendation for affordable prints.

 

Posted on Nov 23, 2017
Posted in Weddings
Amy and Josh’s Capen House Wedding in Winter Park
 Winter Park Wedding Photographer
Amy and Josh’s Intimate wedding at the Capen House in Winter Park was simply stunning. There are few backdrops as gorgeous as the beautiful lake osceola in Winter park. The lake, fluffy clouds and soft lighting created the perfect athmosphere for gorgeous wedding pictures. Amy wore a beautiful off white (peachy) colored wedding dress and Josh’s wore a Navy blue suite which complimented her dress perfectly. Her wedding train was super dreamy and long! Amy and Josh’s wedding theme traditional with a hint of rustic and vintage detailing. 
 
Capen house is a historic landmark in the middle of the Prestigeous Winter Park area. It is a boutique style venue with a rustic feel. The venue’s original architecture includes gorgeous 1885 heart pine floors throughout. The Capen house is the historic estate of sculptor Albin Polasek. The home is very inviting, bright and airy.
 
Their wedding ceremony was held in the backyard which is landscaped with lush greenery and flowers and nestled amongst some of Albin’s famous sculptures. The reception and dinner was held inside the Capen House.
 
I’m so in love with how their wedding images came out and excited to share them with you!
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Posted on Apr 03, 2017
Posted in Engagements

Samantha and Austin’s Downtown Church Street Engagement Photography

Orlando Engagement Photographers

Church Street in Downtown Orlando has always been a bit of a tricky place to photograph due to the endless crowds dining at the many restaurants there or just passing through. It is often considered as the heart of downtown orlando.
However when I heard that Samantha and Austin’s wedding theme was a 1920’s look, I knew that the historic architecture that makes downtown Church street so special would be the perfect backdrop for their engagement pictures. The area is deeply rooted in Orlando’s history and was developed around the City’s original train station. The Old Orlando Railroad Depot, dedicated in January of 1890 is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a local historic landmark.
Our engagement session started right at sunset. The lighting was lovely and added that golden glow and light flares to the pictures. My assistant Luis helped tow around my lighting as we jumped on over to photograph outside the Ballroom at Church Street; a potential venue for the couples upcoming wedding. 
 
The funny thing is, I was editing these pictures while watching “Singing in the Rain”. How befitting!
Hope you enjoy their sneak peek.

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Posted on Feb 19, 2017
Posted in Weddings

Hema and Josh Paradise Cove Wedding Photography

Paradise Cove Wedding Photography

A lot of people that come to Orlando seem surprised when told that the beach is a 45-50 minute drive away. I receive plenty of messages from inquiries in regards to photographing their engagements on the beach-  in Orlando. Surprising enough, I only know of one venue that has a real beach vibe to it, and that’s paradise cove.

 I’ve always enjoyed photographing at Paradise Cove because the sun sets beautifully right on their very own beach.
I’ll take it!
On that note, I had a blast capturing Hema and Josh’s wedding at Paradise Cove. I’ve been trying to blog this one for a while now, but life has been crazy and I’m currently rearranging my priorities.
I just came back from New York- on my way to Mexico tomorrow on a am flight and leaving for China in two weeks! Life has had me out of the office lately.
Hemma and Josh tied the knot right after christmas in a very intimate, beach themed wedding along with close friends and family. Josh arrived on a speed boat with his groomsmen which added a fun twist to their wedding ceremony. I mean, the boat SPED in and created big waves on it’s way.
Their wedding decor was gold and navy, which was so appropriately nautical. Hope you enjoy this  quick little sneak peek <3

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