Hey, friends!! I am thrilled to share this with you!! Quite a few of you have asked for photography tips here! So, each month I will be sharing my favorite tips with you! These will range from being a mom with a camera, taking great iPhone shots, where to print, and much more!
Today, I am sharing about what happens after we take that perfect shot: printing and framing/canvases!
If you are going to have your images printed for gift-giving or framing, I love MPIX for quick and reliable service.
They are the consumer branch of my professional printer, and the quality is really great! I try to stay away from drugstore printers (you know: CVS, Walgreens, and even Target or Walmart) , because the quality and color are almost always off. The great thing is that MPIX is competitively priced!
For canvases, I use a local company…and her quality is amazing! She has 5 kids (the youngest has Spina Bfida), and you will just love her work! You can go to her website to see if she ships to your area!
I have tried other online stores, and the colors are often washed out and not true to color. Whenever you are printing a precious family picture on a canvas, I always recommend using a professional printer or someone local that you can trust!
Once you have your images printed, it’s time to decide where they go! Of course, there are always the popular options of above a fireplace or creating a portrait wall. I love those! I think it’s fun to put our family pictures on a non-dominate wall but still where they easily catch an eye when you walk into a room. For instance, this Hallway leading to the other side of the house is viewable from the front door, but it’s not the first thing that you see when you walk in.
I like for people to walk into a room and take it in, and then be surprised by a photo so it’s not quite as overwhelming.
In Our kitchen nook.
Again, when you walk in, you are drawn to the bar area, kitchen table and such, but I love a pop in the way of a sweet family photo. It’s just simple and clean, and gives your eyes time to catch them after they’ve processed the rest of the room.
Also, I have the hardest time decorating a sofa table, but picture frames add instant coziness and are fairly expensive to add!
Save one of your favorites for a place that’s easy to share with friends and family and where you will see it. 🙂 This is one of my favorite shots of the kids when they were little.
So, it sounds a little weird…but my guests are often likely to make their way to this guest bathroom, and why not put something sweet in there for them to see? haha! Also, I pass this bathroom approximately 1 million times each day on the way to the laundry room, so I love looking at this photo each time I walk by! 🙂
My question to you: What photography tips would you like to see coming up? Sound off in the comments!! Happy Thursday, y’all!! XOXO Narci