In 2016, I am retiring online digital galleries. While they seem easy and convenient, they are actually a sort of a stopover in limbo land because you still don't have anything tangible to show for our session, yet. Sure, you can show your images on Facebook, but your images should be displayed in your home to be enjoyed. I purpose to walk with you every step of the way towards getting your art on your walls. Because getting your art on the walls is the goal of each and every session with me. This has become my core belief as a photographer.
Through the years, I have discovered that there is a better way than just providing digital files to my clients. I have heard from my past clients how "they haven't had the time to print their images yet" and that they "hoped to get to that soon". It broke my heart a little knowing that these mamas worked so hard to dress their families, show up for a session, and now their images are still sitting on USBs or hardrives not being enjoyed. These precious mamas are just one short hardrive crash away from losing all those potential photographs. And I mean "potential" photographs because to me, unless they are printed, your images are incomplete. You have stored digital information, not portraits. Prints matter.
And, I have a little confession to make. Even I struggle to get my prints off my hardrive and on to my walls. I need someone to take care of my personal printing for me!
With constantly changing technologies, our digital images are a breath away from being obsolete. I love this article on digital decay. It makes me nervous to think that this is the legacy of convenience.
In 2016, I am committed to helping you dear Mamas get not only gorgeous portraits of your families, but also delivering finished products to you! You will not have to worry about finding the time to print your sessions. You will not have to worry about where to print and if the third party consumer labs will deliver high quality prints to you. You images will not languish on USBs or hardrives waiting to be finished. I will take care of that for you. Your custom artwork will be delivered ready to hang and enjoy!
To make this possible for you, I have studied the craft of print and canvas preparation over the last two years. There is an art and science to a well crafted piece of artwork that just can't be paralleled with handing over a generally prepared digital file. I am always committed to continued education to bring you the very best.