Professional portraits are an investment that need protection to insure that you will have them at their best for years to come.
Wedding photos, Senior portraits, baby’s milestones and other of life’s moments are captured by the photographer’s lens. There are times when we want to hire a professional photographer so that the best possible images are recorded for our future enjoyment. It stands to reason that you would also want the very best protection and design for those images.
Professional photographers study their craft, purchase the best equipment and spend years perfecting their art, just as professional framers do. Professional framing is so much more than just placing a photo in a frame and sealing it up. A skilled framing designer will select a frame and matting to compliment the subjects of the photos, taking in account the environment in which the portraits are to be displayed. Light sources in the environment, heating and cooling, even the materials the walls are made of all can impact framed photography and art. A portrait purchased and meant to hang on a stone fireplace may wick up moisture from the stone and damage the contents if the framer doesn’t know that you intend to hang it in that type of environment and design the framing package accordingly.
For us, protecting your memories is our business. The frame is designed to showcase your portraits, and to protect them.
For instance, glass should never be in contact with a photo or fine art. Matting provides a space between the photos and the glass for air to circulate. Without the air space, humidity can condense on the surface of the glass and cause photos to adhere to the glass, or can trap the moisture inside, leading to a molding issue, among other things. In the absense of matting, an acrylic spacer is substituted to insure the proper amount of air space is allowed in the frame package. You don’t see it, but the portective measure is there.
Another level of protection that a professional can provide it to select the correct type of matting for the art of photo. All matting is not created equal. Many novice framers and hobbyists do not realize the many types of matting available and often select the least expensive options. Unfortunately, the least expensive mats are nearly always made from wood pulp and loaded with chemicals that will eventually leach from the boards onto your art/photos, leaving brownish stains and spots, and damaging your investment.
Fortunately, protection doesn’t have to be expensive.
Professional design and protection can be very affordable.
This 8 x 12 portrait was beautifully framed for less than $100. We also have framing packages that start as low as $59.00.