First of all, congratulations! If you're reading this, you're either engaged, know someone who's engaged, or are hoping for a ring this Christmas. Either way, I'm glad you're here. Let's talk about announcements! The first time you'll announce the engagement publicly is likely through Facebook. You post the proposal images, the ring shot, and a couple photos of the two of you absolutely beaming. The second announcement will come after you've decided on a date. For some couples, this comes after they've found their dream venue, and for others, it relies entirely on your family's schedules.
These days, any corner shop has a photo printer and a promise of a very short wait. Convenience always sounds like our best friend, but we all know food taste different from a microwave!
As a photographer, I feel obligated to tell you about printing your photos, and why it's important to invest your time rather than your convenience. Professional Photographers have access to a dozen photo labs across the world, all with the same promise: unparalleled quality. And they all live up to it! When you feel the quality of archival paper, versus the quality of one hour shops, you will notice right away that they are completely different. Not only the texture of the paper, but the texture of the ink as well!