Prints vs. DVD Images This is more or less a business question and not a photo critique or comment post, so forgive if Im in the wrong forum. It also may be a bit lengthy so I apologize for that. In the past we made our money on reprints, enlargements, etc. We were able to get buy without charging excessively for the shoot itself, because we were almost guaranteed reprint orders from bride, or mothers, or bridal party members or friends. This was before the advent of digital cameras, photoshop, scanners and quick print booths at the local Walgreens or Wal-Mart. With todays technology, its far to easy for the customer to scan the proofs you provide and print them on consumer photo printers and/or at the likes of the Walgreens and Wal-Marts; therefore cutting us out of the bread and butter REPRINTS of our business. Its been some years since Ive actively pursued wedding photography but in the last year Ive shot a half dozen weddings mainly for friends or friends of friends and noticed that reprints, enlargement, etc. orders are very slow, if at all, coming in. I shoot both digital and film and had always provided a proof book 160 or so 4 x 7 prints organized in a nice album. Everyone loves them and talks about having this one or that one enlarged, but the orders dont really come. Is Wal-Mart getting my business? Probably so. I have decided to get back into wedding / portrait photography on a more serious basis and have talked to several photographer friends of mine and others online, and from what I gather many are moving toward providing the customer with all images, in hi-resolution, on DVD, and allowing all reprint rights to the customer. This eliminates all reprint orders and allows the customer to do as they please, short of selling the images (photogs maintain that right). As a result of this release of the hi-res images, the photographers Ive spoken with are able to charge the client more without all the post-shoot follow-ups, i.e. reprints, additional albums, etc., unless of course the client asks for it. Im curious to know how those of you wedding photographers are approaching this. Still providing print and albums? Or hi-res images on DVD? Both? Whats the markup difference? For example. A wedding shoot with 160 images bound in album for $800, compared to wedding shoot with 160 hi-resolution images burned to DVD, allowing clien to do as he / she please. Hope Ive been clear in my question and that this post hasn't been too lengthy.