If you’re not an early riser then you’re missing out. I have to admit, though, this session was the first time I had been out to the beach to catch a sunrise. I was shocked and disappointed at myself! Vijay’s family wanted pictures together (with their sweet, sweet doggie) and they wanted to include the beautiful South Florida sunrise. I was so glad to help out!
I met with one of my senior team girls for what ended up being an indoor session! It was pouring down outside so we couldn’t shoot outside. TCBY had a cool vibe and Bianca lights up any room that she’s in!
Are you interested in a fun session (indoors or outdoors)?
Doni’s mother understands the importance of photography. She contacted me when she was planning her son’s graduation wanting pictures *before* the ceremony. We all know that afterwards it is impossible to get good pictures! The graduates are sweaty, tired, and ready to be with their friends. Mom wanted pictures to commemorate the event. And we got them!
Modern way to display pictures: acrylic and wood blocks
I love using wood blocks to display photos. I’ll keep about 8 photos in one block. It’s so fun to have several 5×5 size images to switch around whenever I want. It keeps the display fresh and I love the variety!
The acrylic blocks are also great for displaying matted prints. If you get a memory box with your favorite matted prints, the block is a great way to display them one at a time.
— birth announcements, Christmas cards, graduation announcements, other ceremonies and events —
Your news looks great on my flat cards!
Cards come in sets of 25 and are on thick card stock.
Most cards, like the Christmas cards below, have a smooth matte finish. Comp cards (the larger card below) are normally glossy.
These cards feel great in your hands and really make an impression with your friends and family.
My husband needed an updated photo for an organization that he’s involved in so guess who he turned to!? 😉 He didn’t need uber-professional shots–the kind where you’re sitting in front of a backdrop with all kinds of lighting–so we headed outdoors to capture his beauty.
He’s pretty handsome if I do say so myself.
If you like this style of headshots, give me a call! I’d love to make sure your personality is captured while showing off your professional side.
When you are wanting to display your beautiful images from your photography session, it’s important to keep size in mind.
Yes, size matters. And this is where mounting comes in.
You also want to consider how you plan on displaying your artwork. Mounting plays a part here as well.
Many people frame their images, and we all know how frames work. You insert your picture behind the mat. Tape it to the mat (use an acid-free or archival tape). And close the back.
But if your print is 16×20 or larger I would recommend ordering your print mounted. I made the mistake when I ordered my first 16x20s for my own walls. I didn’t have the prints mounted and they ended up starting to sag within the frame. So mounting your prints, especially the large ones, will help them stay looking perfect!
Mounting also gives you a little bit of flexibility. One of the modern ways to display your images is on a shelf without a frame. Like leaning a canvas against a wall. This can only be done if the prints are mounted.
My lab uses archival quality materials to mount your prints. This ensures your artwork will be long-lasting and more durable than a loose print.
Contact me if you have any questions about mounting your prints! If you are a client of mine, we’ll talk about this during the ordering session.
Ann wanted a photography session to celebrate her ten-year anniversary and to show off her family at this season in their life.
I can’t get over these pictures!
Ann chose a 16×20 print of the whole family to remember this day. It’s going to look amazing on her walls!
The Box! What can I say other than I’m in love.
I like to call these memory boxes the “new album”. They have the same purpose of an album, but the functionality is so much more.
Purpose – to look through your beloved images whenever you want to reminisce (just like an album).
Functionality – instead of being in book form, they are loose so you can display them if you’d like.
– Frame one for a while and then change it out with another image from the box.
– Display one on your desk or on a ledge
Memory boxes are so much more versatile.
The senior memory box:
– 11×14 box that holds 15 matted images (images are 8×10)
– Your senior’s favorite image is the front cover
– includes the web-sized digital files of images in the memory box
The beach and dreamy dresses — the perfect things for a quick, tandem session. These two have been friends for what seems like forever, so it was only fitting to have a friends’ session together. Take a look. . .
There are so many options when it comes to displaying your images! Your style and the aesthetic of the area where the images will be displayed plays a big part as to what medium your images should be printed on. Not only that, but the subject of the print is also important to take into consideration.
I chose 10″x10″ square metal prints for the images of Mari.
What makes metal a good choice?
– These are senior portraits, which lend themselves to a more modern style like metal
– The colors, although soft, are bright and pop on the metal finish
– The square is modern as well and fun for senior photographs – and four together make a good grouping.
The back has a 1/2″ block, which allows it to stand away from the wall. You could also set it on your desk in a small easel.
If your style is modern or you want a new and different finish for your portraits, you should consider getting metal prints!
Recently I showed you what my photo books look like. Today I’m showing off my photo albums! These gorgeous albums are substantial and crafted to last a lifetime. You’ll definitely want to show this off on your coffee table.
The cover above is a combination of beautiful silk fabric and a photo. You can choose a simple fabric cover though depending on your aesthetic.
These photo albums hold up to 50 pages printed either on luster photo paper or smooth matte paper. And the super-thick pages lay flat for easy viewing (think board book).
And there’s no stress for you to create it! Just tell me the images you want in your album and I do all the hard work.
My church has a women’s conference every spring. The speakers vary each year, but the constant underlying theme is “beauty within”. I was so excited to be able to work with my church for 2018 on representing that concept through a photographic essay. I took pictures of several women, but here are the ones of my oldest daughter.
We all are broken vessels in some sort. God takes those broken vessels, repairs them, and uses them for His purpose. He shows us our innate beauty within.
Sometimes you want your photography session to tell a story — a story that requires more than a couple of photos. When that’s the case, a photo book or album is the perfect solution. My photo books are exquisite inside and out.
The cover shown is a combination of silk fabric and the senior’s image. Below that you can see a book with silk fabric only. There are so many colors to choose from!
The pages lay flat so the book is easy to look at, and photos can be split between pages without losing any of the images (as you can see above). These pages have a smooth matte finish, but you can choose luster if you’d prefer.
It’s easy for me to design the book and place the images. There’s nothing for you to do except choose the images you want included!