National Save Your Photos Month - Here is how you can

It's National Save Your Photos Month which can mean one thing - learning ways that you can save your photos. 

Everything is going digital now and there are almost little to no actual photos to hold. I completely understand this, but what happens when all of a sudden, you don't have your phone. You don't have access to the computer. What happens then?

I am not saying every single photo ever taken needs to be printed. I think the days of flipping through old photo albums with the laminate pages so you can stick new photos in is a thing of the past now. I actually remember doing that as a child. I am sure those books are somewhere collecting dust in my parent's house. 

What I am saying is that we need to cherish our memories. We still need photos on our walls to decorate our homes. We still need photo albums to look back on. We may even need a small box of photos to bring out when we miss the ones we love the most. 

There are some easy ways to save your photos instead of leaving them all in the digital world. 

1. Make them into wall art

This means putting them onto your walls. Whether that be as a metal print, a canvas, or even just framed photos. Add them to your wall. It's exactly how it sounds, it is art on a wall. Get creative with it. If you don't think you have the creative gene in you, ask your photographer to help you out. I have a program I use to help come up with drafts by adding these photos to your wall virtually. So you can see it before you buy it. 

2. Framed Photos

This may sound crazy, but before digital times, photos were put into frames and displayed for all to see. This is not a thing of the past though. We still add photos to our desk at work and have them on our nightstand. This gives every little area of your life a special touch. You can easily add them to open spaces on bookshelves, on end tables, mantles and window frames. 

3. Put them in an album

This is probably one of my favorites. I am always so indecisive when it comes to photos. I love them all. This is the best option for these moments. I am stealing this idea from someone I follow on Instagram Valerie Keinsley. She does this amazing thing with her photographs and makes them into albums. She does this for her vacations/trips. She will do them for each year of her kid's lives. My favorite is that she did a picture a week for the first year of her children's lives and made each photo black and white and made that an album. How cool is that?! These can easily be added to your bookshelf, coffee tables or on end tables. 

4. Have some in a photo box

Maybe you just want some for safe keeping that you can look through down the road. Maybe you want a really awesome gift for grandma and grandpa. Maybe you need something to tie into your decor on your coffee table. This is a great option. This box can have a photograph from your session on the top, and then you open it up and there are some photos inside. This is honestly my favorite gift to give as it can be placed anywhere in someone else's home. 

Saving your photographs can be really important too for the years to come. Especially when you decide to take that technology detox and yet you still want to look at photos. It's also a very easy way to share your photographs with people who enter your home. 

All about wall art & why you should love it

Let me just tell you about this thing I absolutely love and wish everyone could too. Wall art. Wall art is just the physical product of a photograph on a wall. That's it. Wall art is just a fancy way of saying it and to compile all the different types.

Every photographer can offer different forms of wall art from metal prints, canvases, wood prints, etc. There are so many types that are out there and some photographers offer them all and others do not.

I offer canvases, metal prints, & framed photos. I wanted to keep it to these because I offer a lot of other products that don't go on the wall and I wanted to keep my selection smaller. These are all wonderful options.

Canvas

These are a classic for wall art. Most homes that have larger photographs are canvases. It's easy to transport, and it is a focal point for any wall.

Metal Prints

These are newer than your typical canvas. They are a blown-up photo on a sheet of metal. It's actually pretty cool because it can be very shiny and it pops into your eye when you walk into a room. It can either be hung or placed upright like a framed photo.

Framed photos

This is the most common you see in others homes. It's just a photo in a classic black photo frame. You can easily hang these as well as prop them up.

Why should you love these?

It's a very easy way to fill your home with your memories. I love them because I have a lot of fun making these designs for you. It warms my heart to know that your home is filled with your memories and that you will be able to cherish them for years to come.

How do you do this?

I have a whole video to show you how I go through this process.

 

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Watch how I make a virtual wall art gallery for you

I have the behind the scenes access for you to check out how I make virtual wall art galleries for my clients. It's super easy and it's one of my favorite parts because I get to help you put your beautiful session photos on your wall. It makes it SO much easier to order your photographs and place on your walls. 

The Virtual Wall Art Design

"These photos don't look right together." "How do I even design a wall with my photos?" "What sizes of products do I need?" "What am I doing?"

Do any of these phrases sound familiar when it comes to getting some products from your latest session from your photographer? As a client, I can imagine it being difficult to be confident in buying products from your photographer when you have no idea what it plans to look like when it is on your walls. Honestly, before the world of Pinterest and even with almost no design sense when it came to photo walls, I was lost. How would I trust my clients to love what they get if it's not in a blue print for them? 

When I was able to learn of this amazing software that I can use to help clients take the worry out of it, I jumped at the site of it. The program I use is able to help my clients visualize, virtually, what these photographs are going to look like on their walls. I am able to either show them what these designs look like on my virtual walls, or on their own that I can download into the system. 

I am able to show my clients what it's going to look like on their walls as well as make adjustments to which photos they prefer as well as the sizing and product type. Here are some screen shots of some test items I have used in the past. 

This process will not only help you choose the best photos for your wall, but also make you feel better about your decisions. This gives you, the client, a piece of mind knowing that you made the right choices. Plus, it makes you a part of the design team. 

If you would love to try this service, contact me today about setting up a session. 

Kaytee Lorentzen
Owner | Kaytee Lorentzen Photography