Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be jpegs

Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be jpegs.

Don’t let them sit lonely on your computer so much,

Print them on paper and canvas and such!

There are so many ways to view and share an image now. You can send it in an email, post it on your wall, tweet about it and countless other ways. But when you send an image as a jpeg, do you really SEE it? Once it is no longer in your inbox, gone from your wall, and buried by so many other tweets, what happens to that image? Maybe it is still sitting all sad and lonely in a picture folder on your desktop waiting for someone to look at them.

Let’s face it. No one wants to sit in front of your computer and look at your latest slideshow, regardless of whether they say they want to or not. We want to be able to touch the image, see all of the true detail, and look at it for as long (or as short) as we want. And it can be so easy and inexpensive to do so.

I am a big fan of framing my images. Canvas is great too, as it has the ready to hang factor that many of us enjoy; but unlike that tattoo from the 90’s that you regret :(, one of the best things about framing an image is that it is not permanent. Once you have the frame and mat, you can change out your image as often as you like. This is an image of our son that I hung in our living room. While I have sent this image as a jpeg and posted it on my wall, nothing gives me more pleasure than walking into my living room and seeing it live every day.

Part of your pre-session consultation will cover what you expect from your session with me and what you hope to do with the images. I have a portrait planning guide as well that is there to help you decide where to place your images and what size might work best.

undefinedSpeaking of sizes, this is another area where some clients struggle. The next three images will show you what the same image looks like in 3 different sizes. This first one is an 8 x 10

undefined16 x 20undefinedand finally 20 x 30.

undefinedIf you prefer a grouping versus a single image we can look at that too. Here are a few examples of how a grouping of images can really work in a space. undefined

How cute is this face!!undefinedTalk to me about what you hope to achieve from our session together. I am always happy to help and really want you to enjoy your images for a long time.

Now repeat after me.

Print. Frame. Enjoy. Repeat!

  • March 29, 2013 - 10:21 pm

    Ella Conner - Hi Stephanie, I LOVE this post! I am a Creative Memories Consultant and would like to use this in a talk I will be giving to a group of scrapbookers in April. I will definitely give you credit. Thanking you in advance. Ella ConnerReplyCancel

    • March 30, 2013 - 10:13 pm

      admin - Hi Ella,
      Absolutely please feel free to share this! I’d love to hear how it goes.

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