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  1. What the heck is a "Dot Cee Ex"?
  2. Do I have to buy a minimum number of prints from my wedding?
  3. How long after my wedding do I have to order reprints?
  4. You took the greatest wedding photos I've ever seen of my event, and I want to place a big order for reprints, enlargements and several albums, but my dog ate the order form! Help!
  5. AARGH! You photographed my wedding over three years ago, you've shredded my negatives, 'cuz I chose not to purchase them when you gave me the chance, (I could kick myself!), and now, my long lost sibling, from whom I was separated at birth, just came back from the jungles of the Amazon, and wants his/her/its own copies of my wedding photos. What do I do?
  6. Do I get to keep the negatives?
  7. I want some of my wedding photos in black & white. What can you do for me?
  8. I would like a studio style portrait, but it's difficult for me to get out. Can you help?

1.) What the heck is a "Dot Cee Ex"?
I'll be the first to admit that it took me quite a while to get into all this 'web site stuff'. It was mostly a matter of economics; I'm cheap! So when I finally got around to it, all of the Top Level Domains (TLD's): '.com', '.net' and '.org' for 'magicmirror' were taken. I wanted to keep the name as simple as possible. I had heard about a new TLD, '.cc'. At least it was new to me, and I decided to check it out. Discovering that it was a foreign domain, that is unless you live on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, I found a listing of all foreign domains at UNINETT, and began investigating them. To make a long story short, (oops, too late, sorry!), the 'magicmirror' domain is registered on Christmas Island, the TLD of which is '.cx'. I think that's pretty cool, it's simple, and for a cheapskate like myself, it was less than half the cost of a '.com', '.net' or '.org'!
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2.) Do I have to buy a minimum number of prints from my wedding?
This question is no longer frequently asked, since the MAGIC MIRROR Co. is no longer in the business of wedding or portrait photography.
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3.) How long after my wedding do I have to order reprints?
Please see the answer to question #2, above.
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4.) You took the greatest wedding photos I've ever seen of my event, and I want to place a big order for reprints, enlargements and several albums, but my dog ate the order form! Help!
Same as #'s 2 and 3. But if you're having a problem with your dog eating stuff, you may want to check out my Chinese cook book, "101 Ways to Wok Your Dog". I'm just kidding! I love dogs. Here's a picture of my puppy, Molly!
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5.) AARGH! You photographed my wedding over three years ago, you've shredded my negatives,...now...sibling,...wants...own copies...What do I do?
First of all, rejoice in the fact that you've been reunited with a loved one! Second, rejoice in the fact that the MAGIC MIRROR Co. archives all of its wedding photography digitally. While additional prints, made from the digital archives, will be more expensive than those made directly from the negatives, as long as you have the Proof #'s listed in your proof album, reprints and enlargements can still be purchased.
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6.) Do I get to keep the negatives?
Even though the MAGIC MIRROR Co. is no longer in the business of wedding or portrait photography, I'll answer this question, because it's one that many photographers get asked. Not a chance in the world! After all, if you got the negatives, you could make all the reprints and enlargements you wanted, and your photographer wouldn't see a penny from it! Seriously, if you ask any wedding photographer worth his silver nitrate, (that's the stuff that film is made of), that's where the real money is. A photographer makes very little on the actual photography of the event, which is why you run across so many outrageously priced packages. Most of those costs are for the prints, enlargements and albums. So give the photographer of your choice a break, and don't pressure him/her/it for the negatives of your event. After all, they've probably got a family to feed, and taking the negatives is like taking food right out of their mouths!
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7.) I want some of my wedding photos in black & white. What can you do for me?
Not a gosh-darned thing since the MAGIC MIRROR Co. is no longer in the business of wedding and portrait photography. But it's a good question to ask other photographers that you're considering. It has been my observation, however, that very few couples order black & white prints, even after expressing an interest in them. Just thought you'd like to know. Also, many photo labs, nowadays can make black & white prints from color negatives. So even though your photographer may shoot your entire event in color, you may be able to purchase black & white prints. If you're even slightly interested in black & white coverage of your wedding day, be sure to ask your photographer if the lab he uses can do this.
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8.) I would like a studio style portrait, but it's difficult for me to get out. Can you help?
No! Well, not any more, since the MAGIC MIRROR Co. is no longer in the business... etc... etc... as above.
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Our mailing address is: 3120 W. Ridgewood Dr. Parma, Ohio USA, 44134-4434


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