Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Printing quality photos inexpensively

Last weekend I took my children and my daughter's friend to the beach. The girls were walking in front of me and my son. Unbeknownst to them I snapped this adorable shot! Because of this image, I just placed an order to freshen up the photos in our Hamptons home.
5 year olds - Amagansett, NY
Photos tell a story about the homeowner. Who they are, where they have traveled, who their circle of friends are, family vacations they've experienced and priceless captured moments. 

People often ask me where I get photos printed. I upload my images from home and for a cost of $1.49 per 8 x 10 image I grab them on my next visit to Costco

Do you have a few quintessential photos that always stay framed, otherwise updating others? Do you have an inexpensive source for getting images printed?

22 comments:

Kerry said...

I was just thinking about relegating a few less than stellar shots to an album and reusing some frames. I do keep photos all upstairs because I think of it as a more private space.
Super cute little girls!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

all the lil girls i know have the same suit - i thought it was their dance outfit - haha ..

i used Kodak or Shutterfly :o) - shutterfly your always getting 100 free ...

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Heavenly Housewife said...

What a great photo! I think its a fabulous way to decorate your home. Its art that is very personal and meaningful.
*kisses* HH

The enchanted home said...

I don't go to Costco nearly as much as I used to but the few times I got pictures printed there, I was very happy with the quality and even happier with the price! I think now you can do this online? If so I should check into that pronto. LOVE that picture, so sweet and the essence of summer!

Kelly Frances Dunn said...

Hi Lisa :) That cat is out of the bag now! Yes, Costco and Sam's are an excellent source for quick last minute prints and enlargements of family photos and snapshots to give to friends. In 10 years of using them, I have had 5 or less instances where the processing was waaay off! They do a great job for the price. Your picture is waaaay adorable and frame worthy for sure!! Are you enjoying your extended stays in the Hamptons?? We are headed to the beach this weekend and stay the whole next week. Have fun! XO, Kelly

The French Tangerine said...

I bet that photo will stay in the frame forever! How precious. I definitely have favorites that stay put, and just a few that I update. Or I just get a new frame and add another!
I love this post!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

What a darling photo of your daughter and friend. I love enlarging photos and Costco seems to be a good place to get them done. I love being able to upload them from home and not stand at the kiosk in the store.

quintessence said...

I of course got a preview of this adorable shot on twitter last night!! Thank you so much for the tip - I have often wondered how the photo printing at Costco was - I will definitely try it now after your recommendation!

H.G. The Countess said...

I wish we had Costco in the city! Love that shot and jealous that you go to Amagansett. Rented there one summer and miss the farmer's market!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Great pic - they look so cute in their pink suits :) I've never tried Costco so it's good to know that they do a good job.

The Zhush said...

Such a great idea AND reminder for me ...also, what a cute shot!!!!

pretty pink tulips said...

That shot is adorable!!!! I have been snapping away the past few days. I love your idea of having prints made at Costco!!! Honestly, I am so behind in having prints made as everything is on my laptop. But, I'm going to have some prints made of our recent trip. Love the boys in their cowboy hats.

SO excited to see you next week!
xoxo Elizabrth

Karena said...

That is just the cutest image!!

I have so many great family photos and I agree with you Costco is great for prints.

xoxo
Karena
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Traci Giles said...

This is such a sweet moment! Good job and I can see that you are working that new camera just fine! Costco is great for inexpensive printing, I prefer it over online sources for prints but use Apple for my photo books--they do a great job.

STYLE'N said...

This is great....and your daughters are so cute! I so need to update the photos in our home. I finally printed some at Target the other day b/c my my mom wanted some prints. But we go to Costco all the time. I should try out Costco next. thanks!

designchic said...

So precious...I so need to update my frames!! Have a great weekend ~

Erin said...

What a Perfect shot! Just beautiful.
I use snapfish or walgreens.

Stevie said...

I do have some photos that have been out for a long time: the group shot of us in Argentina in the Andes with the Acocagua peak in the background and one of Hegui and I when we first started dating sitting on a large cart of pumpkins in Upstate NY.

I've sort of stopped printing photos though. We take so many more with this blog thing that it is a bit out of hand already. I wonder about that though. Digital images sound so easy to lose to me.

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

Although a Texan for many years; my childhood summers were spent in the Hamptons. That shot jerked me wayyyy back - oh, the glorious summers in Amagansett. There is NO beach better. Happy summer!

chezjolly said...

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-Jessica & Holly

Arianna Belle {Organized Interiors} said...

I hadn't thought of Costco as a place to get my photos printed. What a great idea!

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