This morning I’ve been working on my November newsletter and here’s an essay from that newsletter.
If I may, I’d like to share the personal story around the photograph below.
A couple weeks ago I was preparing another image for a display at an upcoming charity event (thanks btw to clients Page and Aaron McKown for telling me about “Music for a Cure”)
For that I selected a portrait made during the summer and prepared it to be printed 20 x 30 inch size. I knew I wanted it to be large, have a 4 inch, 8 ply, museum grade mat around it and a beautiful frame with UV coated plexiglass.
While I was doing all this I remembered that I had created this photograph of our daughter Kate back in June after our dinner, in the front yard of our home.
It’s a photograph that really captures her perfectly at this particular time in her life from her long hair (which has since been cut) and her favorite top and necklace, and her totally in play and in the moment.
The light, the expression, the color all came together in what is for me the photo of the year of Kate.
So I decided what the heck, I’ll go ahead and make that into a 20 x 30 inch print for us at the same time I am preparing the charity auction print. Though not sure where we’ll hang it; regardless I print it anyway.
And I’m so glad I did and so is Nicki.
Originally SHE (the photographer’s wife!!) didn’t want me to get a print this size because…where would we put it?
After seeing it framed though, we both agreed that is going to be above the mantel and is a large display piece. I was looking at it last night while watching the TV and it gave me such joy to see this photograph in the house.
It also is the perfect representation of what I want to do for you and your family.
My goal is to create images for you that are like this image is for us.
I believe your family and your children are truly art and I look forward to finding the art of the moment with them.
Last night, I was reminded of the great Master Card ads when I looked at the print….
20 x 30 inch custom print: $800
museum grade mat & frame: $550
How you feel about this image now and how you both will feel about it in 30 years: Priceless.