Chances are if you're reading this you've had photos taken and are about to place an order.
The lab that the website uses is called mpix which is partnered with millers lab (a professional printing lab).
I, of course, prefer you use a professional lab that will give you quality images however I realize financially not everyone can do so.
Which is why I usually allow the images to be downloaded incase someone needs to send them elsewhere.
I have personally used mpix so I want to walk you through the order process because it CAN get confusing if you're unsure of the terms.
It will ask you which paper to use, if you want color correction and how you want to crop it. When it comes to the paper I go with the standard (e surface) paper. I personally prefer the more matte finish over the shine so it's a total preference. Keep in mind the e surface is not completely matte finish it's just more of a matte compared to the pearl.
As far as color correction i'm a little torn. I edit images in a way that I prefer them to be seen although each program and each monitor shows the images differently. If you like the images how you see them then be sure to turn the color correction off but ultimately I trust the lab so if you were to leave it on i'd understand.
If you click "OKAY" for color correction there is a very good chance the colors will be adjusted and look differently than what I have done & shown you.. just know that going into it.
When it comes to picking a size & cropping - I almost always crop to a 5x7/11x14 format. No particular reason it's just a preference because really like that size.
Say you want to order a 4x6 or an 8x10 you WILL have you adjust the crop box to make the image how you like it (it doesn't automatically fit the image to that size so be sure to click the smaller image and fit it)
If for some reason the is just not working out how you'd like PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send me a message and I can adjust/resize the image to make it work properly. I do understand cropping to make fit a specific size but when I capture a moment and edit the image I spend time and put thought into how the composition is set up. Because I've put time and thought into the image i'd really prefer you keep it as close to the original as possible.
I want you to love your images so if there are any concerns or big changes that you'd want made please ask me and we can work together to get you exactly what you will love and cherish :)