You mean to tell me I just had these pictures made, paid you for them, and now you want me pay up for prints for my walls. GASP!!!
No really why do you get pictures of your kids, family, newborn? What is the purpose of those images? Facebook? Emailing to family? To have those memories on a disk somewhere? What happens when the power goes out? How about those folks who love your family and kids, that don't have a computer or access to one? What about your kids? When will they see those images?
The beauty of having professional photography done for you and your family is to display those images on walls, in frames, on canvas, and proudly for all to see. Your kids can't access your flash drive, pull up the correct file, and open the images from their newborn session. Your grandma who does not and never will own a computer can't open an email to see your little ones smiling faces.
However they can see wall art. Canvas's, prints, albums, and even mini albums. all of these are great wonderful ways to display your portraits. In my opinion bigger is better. I used to be a 4x6 or 5x7 kinda girl. Cram as many as I could on to a surface or a wall. But in recent years I have come to love the one special image that truly captures my kids personalities. And I want it big and beautiful on my wall. I recently ordered 20/24 prints of my kids faces. They are wonderful and I can not wait to get them hung. Even my husband is enchanted by the prints. My kids are amazed, they keep asking to see their big picture, and asking when I am going to hang it.
How awesome is that? Just by bringing bigger images into my home, I have shown my kids how much we love them, brought my kids into my decor and surprised my husband with the scale of the prints, and quite frankly made my own day.
I love my kids,and these pieces will be on my walls for years and years, my grandkids will see these images. As for my grandma, I mail her prints regularly, I know what sizes she needs and make sure she gets prints of my kiddos and family.
So print your pictures, fill your wall with that one image that speaks to your soul, and hang it where every one can see.
Kandi Woessner is a momma to three, wife to one amazing man, photographer to many. She loves capturing the bitter sweetness of pregnancy, birth, and infancy. Kandi lives in St. James, works in Rolla, but will travel to the surrounding areas to photograph as well.