If you have had your pictures taken professionally you have more than likely paid a good amount to have them done. The big trend right now is receiving digital images. They are easy once you have received your digital images you may go to Walmart or Walgreen's or another easy access printing lab. I am not dishing these labs. They are perfect for when you need to get snapshots printed. However, most likely you have gotten professional pictures to have and keep around, maybe even pass down for generations to come.
Take a look at these examples:
It is important that you know that I am not bashing these more affordable companies, but rather try to help you keep an open mind. Not all are as dramatic of a difference. One reason I find it so important is that these are all the different ways my work can be portrayed. When the reality is that yes that is my photo, but that is not my work. It is the work of another lab's coloring effects. I want your images look the best they can!
In my recommendation I would recommend printing from the lab I provide on my online galleries or choosing somewhere like MPix or Shutterfly!