“I don’t want prints, just the Digital Files”

Really? Or do you think that by purchasing the digitals the photos will be cheaper?


From time to time I receive enquiries from people who are interested in my work but not the products and they all say the same thing;

‘I love your work, but I just want the digital files’

If that’s what you’ve ask for, I’ll deliver, and from time to time I do have clients who purchase my digital packages.

Now, to be completely frank, my digital packages are around the same price as my print packages, so if you do choose the digitals, you’ll know that the print packages have so much more value attached because you’ll be receiving actual products, not just an email with a download link.


Why do you think that digitals are better the prints?.


‘It’ll be cheaper’

I understand why you’d think that. You’re getting a digital product, not a physical one, so money isn’t being spent on prints and albums. Of course the digitals will be cheaper, right? Wrong.

What you are purchasing is a photograph and whether you receive that photograph in print form or digital form, the same amount of work, time, skill and experience goes into creating that image an that’s what my fees are based on. Just because you’re receiving a digital file doesn’t mean that I work any less, the amount of work that’s put into your images remain the same, so my fees remain the same.

Also, digital files are the key for you to able to make as many prints as you like and includes a print release for you do so. For this alone, the files should be expensive.


‘I’m unable to hang anything on my walls’

This is a very common situation and this mainly happens if you’re renting.

My Print Collections are created so you can have beautiful prints that you can simply put straight into frames and my 5×7 inch prints can sit anywhere; a desk, mantelpiece, dresser, table, anywhere.

You can still display your photos openly and proudly without putting holes into your walls.

Also, albums are available and they definitely don’t need to hung on the wall.


‘I want to do the printing myself’

So many people say this but very few actually get around to doing this. Life gets in the way and eventually we forget about it completely.

Also, some assume that by doing the printing yourself, you’re going to save money – and you’d be right! It is cheaper. But, you get what you pay for. If you go to your local Kmart or Officeworks, you’ll get really cheap prints. But, you’ll also receive really cheap prints!

All of my work is printed at a professional print lab.

Printing professional photographs is a very technical process that takes time, education and training. Only a professional print lab can print photographs correctly and to such a high standard.

Now, you might be thinking; ‘Why can’t you tell us where these print labs are and we’ll just go there ourselves?’

Well, it’s not that easy, professional print labs only sell their products to professional photographers. The two print labs that I use don’t sell to the public.

Finally, when you’ve done through the experience of a newborn shoot you’ll see all the work, time and effort that goes into creating your images and bad printing will ruin all the hard work!


Our photos become part of our history


One of my fondest memories growing up was being at my Omah and Opah’s house. They had in their study all their photo albums and I would constantly pull them out and look at all the photos, over and over.

My Omah would sit with me and she’d tell me about the people in the pictures, what their names were and how they’re part of my family.

Most of the photos were very old and worn. They’re mainly black and white prints and some Polaroid’s were in there too. But that just added character to the albums!

I’ll never forget the faces of the people in the photos; my great grandfather, in the garden, wearing his Scottish Kilt with his always-loyal Lassie Collie – McDougal. My mother as teenager, standing with her two sisters all wearing matching dresses that were bright pink and orange! And my favourite – my grandparents wedding photos.

Just imagine your grandchildren/great-grandchildren going through your photos. Looking at all the faces, learning all the names and making connections with people who have since passed. You cannot put a price on that.

Let me print your photos. Computers crash, USB’s go missing. Everything we know today about technology will soon be made redundant.

But, your prints will last a lifetime.

Sutherland Shire Photographer Sydney