greetings from sunny (and foggy) los angeles, ca

Hi, I'm heather. I like taking pictures. I take a lot of them. I stay up way too late. I wake up with my kids way too early (for me). Though slowly I'm learning that sleep is good.

I love photographing newborns, toddlers, kids (I've got two of my own), families, name it! Large groups and weddings make me way too nervous, but I'd be happy to refer you to other photographers in the area.

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have a happy day... heather


gallery wrapped canvas - what is it?

One of my favorite ways to display a photograph is by turning it into a gallery wrapped canvas. In my home I love it because I can take the canvas out of the box, and then hang it right up on the wall - no need to find a frame to match (because that will take me another 6 months before I even make it to the frame store), no mattes to cut - and it looks like a classy piece of art on my wall.

The image is printed on canvas with archival quality ink, then stretched around 1.5" thick museum-quality stretcher bars. To top it off, the canvas is sprayed with a protective gel coating (though still not a good idea to let your toddler play with it).

I took a few pictures of the most recent canvases I've had printed so you can see some details. Just let me know if you'd like to see a sample in person and I'd be more than happy to bring one along to our session. I've got the most popular sizes listed in my pricing, but these can be made nearly every size.

max. This one has a texture on top of the image to give it kind of a aged look.

Some canvas companies cover the back with tyvek paper or cardboard. I've tried a bunch of different vendors and the one I prefer does not cover the back. Here's what they say about that:

close up of the neatly wrapped corner.

close up of the canvas texture.

this is a 24x30 I had printed for a recent client. Sounds big, but it fits just right over our fireplace (I examined the canvas make sure it was perfect...took a quick picture and wrapped it back up).

So that's a gallery wrapped canvas in a nutshell. Feel free to email or call if you have any other questions!


Grandma Suzy said...

Hey, I'm glad they got a big pic of Max. He is such a neat looking guy!

amy b said...

that looks good. i like the no frame needed deal bc it would tk me longer to fit a frame. my sister and i hv a pix of the two of us as tots in sailor suits on a canvas and my mom still has it!