Jalexa Photography offers boutique print products to preserve your family memories and pass them on through the generations: keepsake albums, keepsake image boxes, and wall art.
My personal reasons for print are that these images should be cherished. Images piled on a CD will sit on a shelf never to be seen again. If they do make it to print, they aren't printed with the same care as the session and retouching. If they are printed at a local cheap department store, someone else will hastily recrop the images, print them in dirty chemicals, and not take the care to make sure the colors are accurate. Why ruin a lovely session experience and beautiful heirlooms?
It doesn't end there. If they do get printed, the chances of them being matted, mounted, and framed is very slim. So, those cheap prints end up in a box in the closet.
Let's look at social media. Facebook compresses images, destroying image quality. Is Facebook a place to pass your images down to your children and your children's children? I have two words for you, My Space. These sites may be popular at the moment, but they diminish or disappear. Not to mention that the likelihood of them being around 100 years from now is pretty slim.
You commissioned me to create keepsake images to pass on to your children. You commissioned me because you valued my artistic eye. You spent hours researching the best photographer who shared your vision for your session. You owe it to yourself to enjoy the session experience and appreciate the images created from that session.