Portland Photographer: My Passion For Print
I really want to talk about my passion for print, because in this digital era of swiping and forgetting the photos you saw just yesterday, print is not always considered. A printed photograph engages the senses and feels more, you hold it carefully or you hang it on a wall and it means more, and the ones that are printed, are the ones you’re going to remember and become part of your legacy. To have family photos hanging on a wall or in an album, gives kids a tangible testament of family to look back on, and builds their self esteem. Digital files are great so you can have them ALL and share on social media etc., but they can get lost, and they can degrade or become corrupt over time, can be archived solely on an outdated format, so that’s why I’m encouraging both digital and print. It so great to have those special photos to walk by everyday and have conversations about, instead of having to show your kids photos on a computer screen. I speak a lot to families, but it really brings everyday joy and reminders of love into couples lives too.
Here are some beautiful printed products that help your images last the ages, and bring art into your everyday life.
Bring design with heart to your walls with archival quality framed art that becomes heirloom pieces for generations. Comes with frame and archival mat, retouched print, acrylic facing with UV protection, dust paper, and hardware ready to hang. Frame a single image to give a focal point to a room, or a grouping to make an impactful impression with thoughtful design. I consult you and help you choose sizes, images, and frames, to fit your space.
Canvases are great for those that love to add texture and warmth to a room and present your family photographs as works of art. Can be unframed, or framed for a more refined look.
Indi Art Wedding Album
Heirloom quality, handcrafted with the finest quality archival materials. Flush-mount thick pages with lay flat binding, and luxurious velvet, leather, and linen cover options. Customized design emboss included on the cover.
Typically used for weddings, but can be used for a fine-art family album too.
This storybook album has full page album spreads printed on archival paper and mounted on white lay- flat mat board. Album cover options include a wide variety of leather, suede, vintage leathers, faux leather, and fabric options. Used for heirloom quality family albums, weddings, and boudoir. Embossing available on some materials.
A quote from one of my wedding clients about their Heirloom Album: “The quality of the album is amazing. It almost feels sacred. Kelly did a great job of portraying the narrative of the day within the album, so it felt like we were reliving the wedding as we looked through it. Having the photos is one thing; having an album is a completely different level.” – Elise & Kyle
Great for a family session, engagement session, boudoir session, parent, or grandparent album. Thinner but durable paged album with seamless panoramic layouts. Many different fabric, velvet, and faux leather options. Can also be designed with white space to be used as a guest book.
A quote from one of my family clients about their coffeetable album: “We did an album of our daughter’s first year and it turned out amazingly well! Super high quality and just the right size to have on the coffee table without it taking up all the space. Our whole family loves it – especially our daughter!” – The Larson Family
Typically used for a Parent or Grandparent album but can be an intimate album for you too. 5″x5″ that’s perfect size for putting in a purse. Matt board pages with retouched archival prints mounted onto them. Many different cover options.
Cards & Announcements
Any and all occasions: holidays, birth announcement, graduation announcement, thank you cards, save the dates. Thick quality paper, boutique cuts, and foil options. Comes with an envelope.
10 beautiful 5×7 prints retouched and archivally matted to 8×10. Included in the box, a crystal USB of the digital files ordered in your collection, along with an additional print release for your giftee so they can make additional prints on their own, and use on the web.
All the photos from your session (up to 150), professionally printed at 4×6, with a pretty white border on archival paper, in a beautiful linen presentation box with lifting ribbon. Your analog back-up 😉
Make sure your photos are printed to perfection with retouched prints. Retouching includes: Removing blemishes, softening/removing unflattering lines, controlling flyways, lightening/darkening areas to give the most impact, evening out skin tones, a more refined color correction/b&w adjustment, and removing distracting elements. And then I promise, prints made through my professional lab are much better than what can be commonly found on the consumer-level. When you have a print that lives on a wall for 30 years, it’s nice to have it polished up and well printed. All my products above will be retouched with an exception of the print box.