I’ve had both photographers and brides ask me why I give my clients the digital negatives in my Wedding Packages, so I decided to write a blog post about it!
Well, back in the day when photographers and studios were using film, their main source of income was to sell the prints. The main reason for this was film was expensive, so they had to retain the negatives for future print purchases. Pointing to what studios did in the past has little relevance given the current state of technology. We now use digital cameras and are able to take so many photos without the excessive costs of using film! What this means is we are now not restricted by how many images we take, and are able to concentrate on delivering higher quality photos. This is also why I don’t put a number on the quantity of photos I deliver – unlimited images. Remember quality over quantity!
Anyway, my clients will get ALL their images in high resolution, colour corrected and ready to print. You have the printing rights to print for personal usage. Doing it this way you don’t have to worry about budgeting in the cost of digital negatives and how many prints you can afford etc. At Jason Soon Photography, what you will receive in your wedding photography package is a beautiful hand crafted custom made wedding album PLUS all digital negatives for you to keep. I would never hold images for ransom! =) Please contact me for my current packages available.
Hopefully this post will give you an insight into how I work and why I run my business the way I do…thanks for reading!