Buying Prints

How do I do this??

Buying prints can be a confusting task when you are unfamiliar with the process or the "lingo", so this section is to help you navigate the process and make it a little simpler and clearer.

If you are interested in buying prints of my work, all you have to do is go to "My Photographs" on the Home Page, then to Galleries.  Once in the Galleries, whether Moments, Details, People, Art Prints, etc, you will see the prints available.  Under each photo (and at the top of each page) is a "Buy" button.  When you click on that, you will be taken to a page that offers all the available sizes and prices. 

After you place your order, it will come to me, and I will make sure the photo can be cropped into the size you want.  Some photos may not be suitable for every size.  If there is a problem, I will contact you.

Mounting and Coatings

If you are ordering a print 11x14 or larger, I would suggest getting it mounted.  This prevents it from getting warped and wrinkled over time.  This service is available at the same time that you order prints.

Especially for large prints, this is important.  Mounting a print also allows you to just prop it up (for a small print) or hang it without a frame, if you so desire.  Even if you are planning on framing it, mounting, as mentioned above, keeps it from warping, wrinkling, or slipping down in the frame over time. 

There are a few different options for mounting.  Foam core is very light and is good for smaller prints.   For a larger print, move up to single backboard (11x14 or larger, as a general rule).  This is a little sturdier, and allows you to hang the photo without a frame, if you so desire.  Double backboard would be for very large prints, above 20x24 or so. 

There is also a lustre coating available, which is an extra layer of protection on your print, which is nice to have.  Another option is a linen texture placed over the print, which gives it a bit more of an elegant look, especially if you are not planning on framing the print.  I have a number of prints hanging in my home that are mounted with a linen texture, without frames, and they look great!  (See below...)

Where do they get printed?

All prints come from MPix Pro lab in the States.  Their work is of excellent quality.  I have been very happy with the prints I have had done from them.

So these are just a few tips for ordering prints.  If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask!