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Before I became a professional photographer we had just started to enter the digital era, and I too, was uneducated about the difference in portraits printed through my professional photographer versus prints through my local drug store. What I didn’t know, and what clients today do not understand, it that every professional photographer calibrates their equipment to the exact specifications of their professional lab of choice. There is actually a device that we place on our screens called a monitor calibrator. I personally use the X-Rite i1Display Pro Monitor Calibrator, which you can view by clicking on this link so you have a better understanding of what I’m talking about and know I’m not just trying to coax you into purchasing professional prints;

As a professional photographer I calibrate my monitor and equipment every week to ensure accurate color in my professional prints and edits. See, every screen is calibrated differently. That’s why you can look at something on your iPad then your computer monitor and the colors appear brighter, darker, or just off in general.

So in order to better educate my clients I think it’s easier to see the difference in prints than to just simply describe the different shades and tones every lab produces when you take the digital collection to be printed. I sent three different images to six different labs; my professional lab, Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Costco, and Shutterfly. I knew the results would be “off” from my original file, but I honestly had no idea it would be so drastic!

This first set of images that I had printed and then scanned into my computer are taken in my studio on a white background. You can see my original file and the image printed from my professional lab that I’ve been using for nine years. They are practically identical! This is because I calibrate to my professional lab’s technically advanced printers. I make sure I match the exact calibration numbers as far as levels, brightness, shades, and tones.

This second set of images are from a maternity session taken on a black background with a pink rose. Once again, you can see the extreme color variations from each lab, other than my professional lab compared to the original file.

The third set of images are from a boudoir session taken in my studio’s natural-light boudoir room. There is absolutely no comparison in the accuracy of color I get when printing through my professional lab with calibrated equipment. The other labs do not even come close to printing the tones, levels, or shades of color represented in my original file.

My point in this article is to educate my clients, not bash your local labs. Obviously these labs are great for printing snapshots where you don’t really care about quality…but if you are going to spend money on a professional photographer you need to understand that if you only purchase the digital collection you will never achieve professional looking prints from your local lab or online printers. The colors and tones of other labs will NEVER match my professional prints that are calibrated to my professional lab and printed according to my professional specifications. I do think the digital collection serves a certain purpose, but please don’t be disappointed when your prints aren’t as beautiful as the professional portraits hanging in my studio or as your images appeared in your gallery during the ordering process because you only purchased the digital collection not understanding what it means when you’re in the studio and I talk to you about calibrating my equipment to my professional lab’s specifications. I want my clients to LOVE their portraits and I can only guarantee you’ll be pleased with the professional prints through my professional lab!

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Colorado Boudoir Photography {studio boudoir session

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Great session in the new boudoir room at the studio!

Colorado boudoir photography specialist, DeLanda Licata, is located in Boulder, Colorado. The studio offers both a strobe area and a new full-size boudoir bedroom. Visit my boudoir site for more information.

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I can’t believe I’ve been photographing this little guy for two years! My how time flies! He is sooooooo sweet, and his mom and dad were awesome as we bounced from one activity to the next. Thankfully the weather cooperated and we were able to get images outside too.

I LOVE this picture of dad helping him ride the tricycle.

Need your opinion please. So many of my clients have gone through my Bella` Baby Collection and have asked me, “What’s next?” I’m looking to you to tell me what you would like to see offered. An outdoor park session with balloons, bubbles, swings, sidewalk chalk, wagons, pushing a stroller, and other fun kiddo shots where they are just playing and being a kid? A single session or an offer for 2 -3 children from different families for a discount package? I’m open to suggestions so please let me hear from you. Thanks!
This is in discussion on my Facebook page, but feel free to post your comment here or join us on Facebook! 🙂

DeLanda Licata Photography Boulder Colorado {DeLanda Licata
I get so many e-mails from my clients and online reviews of DeLanda Licata Photography LLC, that I thought I’d share a few of the most recent on my blog. I must say some of their kind words literally bring tears to my eyes. I’ve made so many wonderful friends since I opened my studio in Boulder, Colorado. Who would have thought that being asked to photograph the children at my church just a few years ago would have turned into a full-time photography studio specializing in maternity and newborns through the first year! Thank you all so much for letting me play a part in capturing these special times in your lives! I really feel blessed to know each and every one of you I’ve photographed over the last few years! 🙂

Dana J wrote in an e-mail and on YelpDeLanda you are such a fantastic photographer and also a very sweet and kind person. Thank you for your patience with the baby that was having the worst of days, and yet you still managed to capture beautiful moments.

Lindsey B from Boulder, Colorado wrote in an online review on Yelp “I recently hired DeLanda Licata Photography for maternity and newborn portraits. First, she is extremely nice and very professional. She patiently answered all of my questions and helped me plan the sessions. She even helped me plan groupings of portraits for our home and discussed what we wanted prior to the sessions. Her work is AMAZING! The attention to detail is beyond anything I saw from other photographers I interviewed and her studio is beautiful and very comfortable too. The prices and packages she offers for professional portraits can’t be beat, and I compared a lot of photographer‘s pricing in the area. My husband and I couldn’t be happier and highly recommend her to all of our friends and family. You have to plan early though, because she books months in advance.”

Bryan T from Arvada, Colorado wrote this review (must say when a man takes the time to write a review I’m even more moved!) DeLanda‘s art if a lifelong keepsake for us. She was patient, efficient, and helpful as she captured some priceless moments of our 3 week old baby‘s life. Her knowledge, experience, artful insight, and preparation made the photo session go smoothly. Moments matter and DeLanda captures the best of them. Highly recommended!

James H from Englewood, Colorado wrote We have used DeLanda twice now. The first time for our newborn son’s first pictures and just recently for his first birthday. Everything about her photography is amazing. She is affordable compared to all the others we saw. Her studio is welcming and comfortable and her patience when working with small children perfect. The quality of the photos is absolutely amazing. DeLanda has created the most amazing memories for us and we will be back!

Annett B from Boulder, Colorado wrote me in an e-mail: “The sneak peek images are just amazing! My husband was so impressed by the images where he was holding Lennard. They capture a really special time. And Lennard looks so peaceful, just adorable. All of the sneak peeks are just wonderful, love the one with Lennard in the “stocking”.
Thank you so much for giving your photographic talent and gift to us moms. It really means a lot to us that you are able to capture this special time of pregnancy and the infant baby in these most beautiful images.
Thank you so, so much.”

I could keep typing for hours because my sweet clients have all been so kind to express their thankfulness and appreciation of the photography work I do. It really means a lot to me when I’m in Boulder running errands and someone stops me and says, “Hey, aren’t you the maternity and baby photographer? I saw my friend’s maternity pictures on Facebook and saved you under my favorites.” This actually happens quiet often…that they recognize me, but I’m not sure how many save me to their favorites. hahaha Like I said, who would have thought a gal that’s 100% self-taught and got started taking pics at her church would have developed such a wonderful following of clients she can truly call “friends?” Thanks again everyone! I really appreciate you too! 🙂