Mounted Print Options - Float, Metal, Canvas, Acrylic
(Scroll down for frame-ready “loose” print options)
Nothing compares to the look and longevity of moving past a basic frame and into gallery mounting options. Nearly all of the above sizes - and even some custom sizes - can be mounted on plaque/float substrates, or canvas (the classic beauty), metal (my personal favourite - and stunning for black & white prints especially!), and acrylic (the crown jewel of print display).
Another advantage of mounting? No cropping! Cameras all photograph a 2x3 ratio, yet you'll notice almost none of the standard frame sizes match! 8x10, 11x14, 16x20...none of them are 2x3! Every time you print a standard print size for a standard off-the-rack frame, you lose some of your image. The only way around this is a frame with a custom layout or matte (which we can do for you and match any frame size with a "loose print" below), or to mount the image. This lets you display the whole image, the way we captured it for you in the first place. Of course, if you would like something specific, such as a square format (included below), we can certainly do this for you, and will be happy to work with you to choose the most pleasing crop (or print your uncropped image on a square with a matted backdrop), and create the display you have in mind. (The grand 30x40" size below is of course a very slight crop.)
Custom Layouts & Composites
These prices also cover most custom layout work. So if you'd like a compilation of a few images on one print, let us help you decide on the best images, layout, and size, and the layout work (one layout with one revision) is included in the listed prices
For the ultimate in stunning displays of multiple images from your session, let us help you create a personalized collage of images from your session. We can also help you keep this display fresh over the years after each annual shoot! (Sample photos coming here soon!)
Frame-Ready "Loose" Prints
These are unmounted 'loose prints,' printed on fine art gallery-quality papers, and will mount beautifully inside a frame. (We can also custom-quote on mounting these on a solid substrate in order to store better in case you aren't ready to frame right away, or to fill older, deeper frames.)
Note that not all frames are standardized (especially the IKEA frames!), and some may require cropping or layout - but we can match any frame size.
In order to match your custom or family heirloom frames, we'll determine the exact size needed and will custom quote for you.
Note that nearly all standard frame sizes require cropping of your images! Cameras photograph a 2x3 ratio, but only a couple of frame sizes (4x6 and 24x36) match this. It's always been this way...but it doesn't mean you have to cut your images! To avoid this need for cropping and losing parts of your images, consider a mounted print instead of a standard frame-ready size - see above for those options.
Custom Layouts & Composites
These prices also cover most custom layout work. So if you'd like a compilation of a few images on one print, let us help you decide on the best images, layout, and size, and the layout work (one layout with one revision) is included in the listed prices.
Editing & Retouching Requests: The images you've seen are considered fully retouched and complete, with all standard and included retouching already performed, although occasionally some additional minor work may be performed before large or feature printing. If you do have additional retouching requests, let us know. Please note that there are some types of additional retouching, including extended and detailed work, removal or retouching of some elements (backdrops, tattoos, tan lines, etc.), figure or other reshaping, etc., that are considered to be extended work and may require additional production fees.