Your photographs deserve to be seen
You deserve to enjoy your images in the highest quality, as museum-grade framed prints & albums that will last a lifetime (and longer)
Museum quality artwork like framed prints, photographic canvas, or custom designed albums are the absolute best ways to enjoy your photographs for decades to come. When you invite me to photograph your family or wedding, I work with you to really understand what you want out of your photographs and how you want to display them in your home. I'll approach your wedding or session with that in mind so that we make exactly the right photographs.
Then I'll guide you in choosing how to display your photos, and in what formats and sizes, that are best for you and your home. When you place your order I'll take care of all the logistics of producing your artwork and will deliver it to you. I can even hang them on your walls.
My work isn't done until you have something beautiful, real, and archival quality in your hands, so every one of my clients receives a credit to apply toward finished framed prints, albums, or other artwork.
All family sessions include a credit to be put toward wall art or an album.
All wedding packages include a custom heirloom album and a credit toward wall art.
Framed Prints & Canvases
The photographs you actually see, and enjoy the most, are the ones you hang on your walls. Period. So these portraits deserve to be displayed with accurate color, depth, and sharpness, and in high quality materials that won't fade, warp, or degrade. I partner with premium printers and framers who specialize in museum-grade, archival materials and who have incredibly high attention to detail. I'll guide you in the best media and sizes and take care of the ordering. I can even help hang them for you.
Albums & Folios
An album is the best way to view a series of photographs and to relive them as a story.. My albums are exceptionally high quality and are handmade in the U.S. The images are printed directly onto thick, premium pages. The layflat panoramic pages open flat with no bending and with minimal seams at the binding. The covers are bound in leather, linen, or silk with a variety of material choices. Paging through your album is a tactile and visual experience that can't be replicated digitally.
A folio box is like an album but with loose, individually matted photographs. The matted prints can be removed for display while the rest are stored safely in the folio.
Why is "archival", "heirloom", or "museum" quality art better?
In short, products that are “archival”, “heirloom”, or “museum quality” use materials that are designed to last for quite possibly hundreds of years without degrading. Archival framed prints won’t fade over time or turn yellow. The papers are also specially designed to showcase great detail, color, and depth. They have a great tactile feel that makes them wonderful in albums.
The papers, glues, dyes, etc. are “acid-free”, meaning they have a neutral pH balance. Archival framed prints and albums use papers made of cotton or specially processed wood pulp and don’t have extra chemicals in them. They’re called museum quality because they’re literally used in museums by professional conservators.
These special papers and materials are reserved for premium products, so the overall craftsmanship of the items is also excellent. The printmakers and bookbinders I work with have incredibly high attention to detail.
Consumer grade products meet lower price points by using cheaper materials. Framed prints might use particle board and cardboard instead of solid wood, and the colors will fade over time. Cheaper album bindings can crack and crease and the pages are generally thin and not real photographic paper. The colors and sharpness can be off and the materials are flimsier.
Consumer grade products certainly have their time and place. But if you’re interested in enjoying your photographs in the best possible quality, for the rest of your lives (and your children’s… and grandchildren’s…) then archival, heirloom framed prints and albums are the obvious choice.
If you’re curious about the science behind archival photographs, here are some useful links: