How will you enjoy your images and what are you looking to accomplish with them? If you just want a Facebook gallery of images or digital files for you to post on Instagram, a “shoot & burn” photographer will be your best bet. These photographers typically supply you with a download link to your images or a USB drive with your session for you to DIY your memories on consumer sites like Shutterfly.
However, investing in professionally shot portraits likely means that you want to enjoy your memories long-term in high quality-albums, gorgeous framed photographs and canvases. Full-service photographers have relationships with professional labs, album binders, and framers to make it easy for you to come away with art you can fall in love with, enjoy each day, and pass on to your children. Many families consider these heirlooms their most valuable possessions, and they grow more valuable over time!
Some of the most collectible products today include:
Framed Wall Galleries
Enjoy art of your family every day of your life! Custom designed galleries tell your story while adding a gorgeous wall of decor that instantly infuses any space with warmth and memory. Having your portraits framed through your photographer means that you don’t have to stress about printing high-quality prints or hunting down that perfect frame. Your photographer will help you each step of the way from choosing your favorite portraits that tell a cohesive story to designing and framing your wall galleries.
Gallery Wrapped Canvases
A collection of canvas portraits allows you to enjoy art on a larger scale, without mats and frames taking up extra space on your walls. Your images are professionally printed on canvas and then wrapped around a custom-made wood stretcher frame; perfect for any decor style. If you want to make a statement with one gorgeous large-scale image or cluster a collection as a wall gallery, using canvas is the way to go.
Albums are the perfect collectible to feature ALL your images in one place and can be passed down through the generations. Forget those old school photo albums with the plastic slip-in covers, a keepsake album from your photographer will feature professionally printed images on real photographic paper, custom bound and hand finished for a product that is unique to your family alone.
A fun way to showoff a print, these are small tabletop display’s with a big impact. Acrylic Blocks feature beautiful photo prints face-mounted to 1″ thick plexiglass with hand polished crystal clear edges. Prints stand solidly on end on any flat surface.
Don’t forget about your families and friends! They’ll want to enjoy your images too. Simple prints, either framed or loose, make the perfect gift for the most special people in your life.