There is a major difference between ordering prints through your professional photographer and you printing your pictures yourself. No photo lab will print your pictures as well as your professional photographer. Your photographer has fine tuned his computer monitor with his professional printer to match colors, sharpness, saturation, crop, exactly to what you want. Order prints through your professional photographer and you will never be disappointed with the quality. Taking your pictures to your local print store to get prints is going to diminish the quality of the pictures. The color, saturation, sharpness, and possible cropping issues are all going to be done by an automated machine. You might still like the picture after it is done, but compared to what your professional photographer could have done with the same picture…you would have thrown your copy in the trash.
If the picture is worth printing, do it right. Have your photographer print that favorite picture for you!