It's no secret that I do things a little different with my business when it comes to delivery photos. As a professional photographer, I feel that it's my job to assist you through the whole process from planning to print. That includes encouraging and educating you on the importance and value of capturing genuine moments, planning a shoot that is authentic to you and/or your family in whatever season you're in, actually creating the quality photos you've dreamed of (notice how that's one ONE piece of the puzzle!?), and then lastly - but arguably the most important part - helping you take those images from your computer screen to your walls, shelves, and tables.
In an effort to provide a product option that really fit the needs of my clients, I recently began offering a gorgeous collection of frames. Quality, archival frames are not just lovely decor to put on your wall, but protect the images you've invested in.
**(Ever tried to change an image from a frame and found that it stuck to the glass, or the tape rips off part of the image/mat? yep, me too. That's because they weren't archival.)
Along with the standard sizes for individual prints, I wanted to offer something that would allow families to display multiple images in an elegant way. This is the answer!
Meet the Storytelling Frame
My clients must love this as much as I do because it has quickly become my most popular product! It's the perfect way to display multiple favorite images in a small footprint. I also love that it provides a place to enjoy those little baby feet or a silly giggle face on the wall as part of a larger story, without committing to it being a 20x30 canvas over your couch.
These frames are so versatile, which makes them a great choice for transitional young families-- they can stand alone in an entryway, stairwell, or above a side table, pair with other frames, and be hung or styled on a shelf or mantle, to give an elegant finished look in any home.
My favorite way to use them is with my baby plan clients to tell that story of maternity through first year in one place. Maternity photos are often something people want but don't really know how to use or display-- but this is the perfect option!
In this set, the top three images showcase favorites from the maternity session and the bottom six images feature the details of life after their little lady was born - how cool, right?! (see the full session, here!) I have this on display in my office and have styled it by leaning on the mantle along with several other images and layers.
The specs/defining factors:
This 20x20 frame features 9 5x5 images that are mounted on white styrene board to fit snug against the glass and prevent any ripple or warping. They are secured with archival, linen tape against a white acid-free mat and hung against real glass (not plexi!). The frame itself comes in three different styles- Barnwood, Modern, or the the vintage Audrey collection -- each designed to compliment the decor and style of your home, whether that's beachy, rustic, traditional, or contemporary.