I have been meaning to address the issue of what to do with your Kauai family beach portrait photos once you have them. Human nature being what it is, I imagine after the family has sat around looking at the photos a couple of times on the computer they are forgotten and nothing is done with them. I have this image in my mind of archaeologists of the future coming to the conclusion that humans stopped taking photographs at around the turn of the 21st century because the photos were all lost on non working computer hard drives.
For me the end result of one of my Kauai family beach portraits should be prints of some kind. Here are some ideas:
1. A photo book. I do offer a more deluxe package that provides a coffee table book but you can make them yourself. I recommend taking some of your best vacation photos combined with some of your favorites from our photo shoot and making a nice book. You can even order them through Costco for $25.
2. Canvas wall hanging. A nice gallery wrapped canvas of your favorite image from our Kauai photo session makes an amazing addition to any living room. Since I use the highest resolution camera available you can go real large without any loss of quality.
3. Photo collage wall. Take a wall and put up a series of smaller simply framed and matted prints. The prints should be of various sizes to create an interesting look.
4. Acrylic frames. These types of frames suspend a print between two pieces of acrylic. It makes for a modern and classy look.
5. Prints, whether displayed or in an album should be a must. Many photographers still try to convince customers that they must buy twenty dollar 8X10’s from them because their lab is the best. Those days are long gone. Costco produces great prints…as good as you can get anywhere. The reason is because calibration of the printing machines is done from one single location and calibrates all of Costco’s printers. I also offer reasonably priced prints on the website that are made by Mpix.
I hope one or more of these suggestions get the juices flowing. Call or email me if you have any questions.