How to Decorate your Home with Photos

How to Decorate your Home with Photos

If there is one thing that's 100% true, it's that everyone is different. Every Client I've had has a different interior decor style, preferences, and what they would like to do with their photographs. And while I offer a fairly limited array of products, they actually accommodate many different preferences when it comes to decorating your home with photographs…

What is Archival Printing?

What is Archival Printing?

One of the biggest benefits of working with a professional photographer is access to professional-quality archival prints. I won’t go into why you should always get prints from whichever photographer you’re working with (and you absolutely should!). But there is actually a huge difference between professional-quality printing and the consumer printing we’re all used to…

How to Select the Perfect Frame Size

How to Select the Perfect Frame Size

Here is the biggest mistake people make when purchasing frames for their photographs: they determine the size of the frame based on where they want that frame to live in their home. Sounds pretty logical, right? It is.. until you realize that you probably won’t be living in that house forever. People move (every 7-10 years on average), and they take their stuff with them. Which means that perfectly sized frame will soon have to fill a totally different spot…

It's Included! 10 Things That Don't Cost Extra

It's Included! 10 Things That Don't Cost Extra

Every day, I look for little extras I can include in my business to make my service just a little bit better. Now, I'm very selective about this because if I start throwing everything and the kitchen sink in for free, I will have to raise my prices to cover the additional cost. The things that are included with each session make the biggest impact on the final images. They are almost essential to the process, but a lot of the time photographers will either not take the time to do them, or won't include them for free…

Behind the Scenes: Printing

Behind the Scenes: Printing

I print my own work. And I do it for two reasons. 1) The turnaround is much faster because I am not waiting on a vendor to do their part, and then for shipping of the final product. My timing from photo session to final presentation of printed photographs is right around 1 week. And 2) I can control every part of the process…

Taking Care of Your Prints

Taking Care of Your Prints

One of the reasons my clients love their family photographs so much is because of the quality and presentation of the final product. In fact, all of the printing is done with museum quality materials and standards. And as with anything that you would like to last, you need to take special care to ensure they remain pristine for future generations.

Here are some guidelines on how to take care of your photographs...

NEW Heirloom Boxes!

I announced previously my need to find a new vendor for the heirloom presentation boxes that are included in my top two Collections. After an extensive search, I'm so excited to show you the new product. They are hand-crafted by Michael Chinn in San Fransisco California (you can see more of his work on his website: http://michaelchinn.com/) and he's been making them since 1999 after training under a master bookbinder from England!

I love the clean lines and the simple design.. which fits so well with the style of photography my clients hire me to do. Most of all, it's the best way to keep your precious photographs safe and guarantee their longevity while still being able to enjoy them.

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If you want to see more, be sure to check out my Instagram and Facebook page - I post behind the scenes and product shots all the time!