How to use your portrait photos

by | May 11, 2021 | Lifestyle & Portraits, Portrait Information | 1 comment

Well now you have seen your beautiful portrait pictures, how best to use them? A look through our product range and how best to print and enjoy them…

My favourite thing about photographs, is that unlike most of the things that you buy, photographs actually become more valuable over time. A picture that helps to being back the memory of a time, and event, or even a person can be a truly priceless thing.

The Benefits and Issues with only digital

We offer a range of products, but one of the most popular are undoubtably buying the digital files. This can offer amazing value, or they could still be sitting on their USB in two years time and that would be a waste indeed!

Well firstly, these images are an investment! You spent a lot of time choosing your favourite images, and now that you have so many images that you love, leaving them on a USB stick is, in my own opinion a bit of a waste! Your pictures should be enjoyed by your, by, family and friends – show them off! Digital images can offer a great deal of freedom and value, creating prints for family and friends, showing off your beautiful little one for social media and also for posterity. If you are set on digital files, you have the freedom with them to get your own printed items created from any company you choose, however I would certainly love you to take a look through our range first.

Technically speaking, I would also like to remind my couples that no technology is future proof, it doesn’t feel all that long ago that I worked on film! It doesn’t feel long since I provided images on CD, before updating DVD and now USB. USB sticks are unlikely to be around and easily accessible forever, I always advise an online backup as well as additional backup token them safe, but nothing beats prints!

Lastly, something tangible from your shoot is essential. Whether it be a stunning album destined to become a family heirloom or a large framed print above your fireplace, print them and enjoy them! If you do buy only the files, your included gallery allows you, your family and friends to order great value professional prints and items directly.

An Album
A traditional way to store your family pictures and whilst the designs have become much more contemporary and durable, the the effect of a good photograph album has not changed one bit in the last 100 years or so. I use a range of suppliers to ensure that I offer the best in quality and choice for my couples, with albums being produced in Scotland, England and Italy. The albums are mostly made by hand and printed using traditional techniques to guarantee quality throughout the images and the album build.

There a multitude of options available and I highly suggest either a face to face meeting or an online meeting at least to select your album choices. Albums are completely bespoke with various design options, from paper choice, cover material, size and shape you can build your album entirely around your own tastes!

The price guide for portrait albums can be tricky as you have so many options! Options on size and style of album can affect the cost, but I am more than happy total you through the best options for you. From a mini album to accompany your USB of images through to a 12×12″ leather chronicle – They mostly range between £395 and £595.

Something for the wall?

Framed prints, acrylic orbs, wooden prints and premium canvasses…

I love a home adorned in real family pictures, life events and the faces that make you smile, so I am a huge fan of large prints and gallery walls for the home. It can even help your children’s self esteem and sense of place if the walls are filled with colourful family pictures. A great way to add colour, a talking point and for some of our products – literal ‘wow’ generators when people come in to your home. All of my display options are professional grade items, premium canvases and frames that are built to last.

Cost varies depending on which products you love and the size that you would like, I am always happy to help and a full product guide is available, just get in touch here to ask for more details. Nothing is as classic a beautiful Framed Print, but Our Acrylic Orb is one of our standalone products that is guaranteed to generate a ‘wow’ from guests. Starting at £295, they present images as personal works of art in your home. The Wooden Prints are one of my favourite ways to present images on any wall, they look instantly both classic and contemporary and the one Have in my own home always draws praise from visitors.

Gifts and Fun items

As we mentioned earlier, you can use your portrait images to create lovely gifts for your closest family and friends – You get be thoughtful and save money, genius really.

We do a range of smaller items which are perfect gifts, or you can just print an individual print and pop it in a lovely frame for them!

Presentation Products
Some of the more contemporary items are considered presentation products. These items are designed to show off your images in a contemporary and often innovative ways. Some of these items beautifully fulfil niches and allow such great flexibility for our couples to choose the items that really work for them. For example, we do a Folio Box (starting at £350) which contains 10 mounts, with up to 30 images, an easel and presentation box all included. Some of our couples have kept this intact and switch one display mount, others have used the mounts as gallery walls and kept the box to store baby memories! I love our range of these items, varying from Taster Albums, to Personalised Photo Boxes and Keepsake Accordions.

I would understand if you don’t want to take my word for it, you will find a plethora of articles online about the benefits of printing images, how the images on display can strengthen you as a couple, spark conversation and as mentioned, even help with children’s self-esteem, here is a link to one of them if you would like to read more.

The sheer variety of ways available to present your images gives couples so many options to consider. I frequently attend industry events to keep appraised of the new and innovative items that regularly appear on the scene. I am also always happy to offer advise and a consultation to help you decide how to get the bests and value from your images! Just get in touch here with any questions



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