How will you enjoy your images and what are you looking to accomplish with them?
If you just want a download link or a USB drive with your session for you to DIY your memories at Cosco or on consumer sites like Shutterfly then you can find a photographer that does that. But something to keep in mind, you usually get what you pay for. Many of the photographers who offer this type of service are hobbyist and don't do photography full time. If you are lucky enough to find someone good, then it would be a shame to just have your images sit on your computer. Or worst yet, have low quality prints that don't do them justice.
Investing in professionally shot portraits likely means that you want to enjoy your memories long-term in high quality-albums, gorgeous framed photographs, or canvas or metal prints. 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! Framed Portraits can match any decor, modern or traditional. Or choose several portraits for a custom designed gallery. These 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.
Typically available in small and large sizes, linen boxes hold a collection of 10 or 20 of your favorite matted images. With a photo box, there’s no need to commit to either an album or framed portraits. You’ll be able to easily rotate your favorites onto your shelves or pop into a frame. Versatile yet simple and elegant, folio boxes are the perfect modern offering to bridge the gap between display art and albums.
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.
I love creating gorgeous heirloom keepsakes for families. along with beautiful high quality prints and products. And don't worry, I know how important it is to share your images online, so I also provide social media sized images for sharing. If you’d like more information about the products that I offer, I would love to chat and show you some samples. You can find out more about me and contact me here.