The Best Ways to Preserve & Display Your Photos

People spend a lot of time planning their family, engagement or newborn photoshoots, but not everyone thinks about what they’re going to do with the photos afterward.

If you’ve just received the images from your professional photo session, you’re probably wondering what you should do with them.

First things first, don’t make the mistake of storing your photos on a digital device and never printing them. Too many people have digital copies of photos and never actually enjoy their memories.

You chose to work with a professional photographer for a reason so take the time to decide how you want to preserve and display your images for all to see.

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Below are just some of the ways that you can not only display your photos but preserve them too:

Create a custom album

There’s just something about being able to flip through an album that contains your favorite memories.

Today, there are so many great album styles and layouts to choose from that you can truly create an album that speaks to your unique style. Custom albums that have been laid out and printed by a professional look great on a coffee table and will preserve your memories at the same time.

Since the photos are printed on the album pages, there’s also no need to worry about photos falling out or getting lost.

71092_2019.08.23_WED_NelsonSelect various frames

Not only are frames an ideal way to preserve your favorite images but they’re perfect for decorating your home too.

While photo walls have become a popular trend, you can still design a photo wall that’s unique and that fits in with the rest of your home’s décor. Your photographer will also be more than happy to help you select both the frames and the photos for the walls in your house and may even be able to give you a few creative ideas that you may not have considered.

Varying the size and style of the frames is one way to add a creative touch to your home.

Change it up with canvas

Instead of going the more traditional route of albums and frames, why not print your photos on canvas instead?

When printed professionally, canvas can be a unique and beautiful way to display the photos from your professional photography session. Use different canvas sizes to add movement and variation to the walls in your home.

Speak to your photographer about the canvas print options that they offer and which photos would be best suited to this type of display.

69770_2019.08.15_POR_GarrecGet creative with scrapbooks

If you’re a big fan of printing your photos and you have a creative streak, a scrapbook is a fun way to display and preserve your photos.

If you do decide to go this route, be careful to choose the right type of paper, accessories, and glue as acidic glue can end up damaging your photos in the long run. Be sure to stay away from permanent adhesives if you think you may want to remove certain photos later on.

With so many creative ways to display your photos, there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t be printing them.

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Why Your Photographer Won’t Give You All Your Images

It’s not uncommon for customers to request all of their photos from their photographer after their session but when a photographer refuses, it can leave clients feeling confused and sometimes even frustrated.

So why won’t your photographer give you all of your images after your session?

70631_2019.08.23_WED_LuzadderWhat you’re entitled to

It’s important to remember that you are paying for an end product and don’t really have a right to the work in progress. Think of it in terms of a painting. Would you demand all the sketches and research that went into the finished painting? Probably not. But asking your photographer for every image that was taken is basically the same thing.

69734_2019.08.15_POR_GarrecUnderstanding your photo session

Even if your photographer has decades of experience, not every photo is going to be perfect, which is why so many photos are taken to begin with.

In some photos your eyes may be closed or the wind may be blowing your hair across your face. Your photographer takes hundreds of photos in order to pick a few that look the best. Even then, the best photos will be processed so that clients receive the most flattering images possible.

Your photographer puts a lot of time into the selection and editing process in order to produce exceptional results so asking for all of the raw images only makes this entire process a complete waste of time.

Plus, seeing the raw photos from your session could leave you feeling disheartened when you don’t see the results you were expecting. There is a reason why the selection and editing process is done by professionals – they want to see their clients happy with the results.

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Ask yourself why you want to see all of your photos? Are you worried that your photographer may have missed a great shot?

Remember that your photographer does this for a living and has carefully sifted through all of your photos to ensure that you only receive the best shots. Plus, choosing the best shots also impacts their reputation and portfolio so there’s really no reason for them to skimp on this process.

Your photographer truly does have your best interests at heart so trust in the process and their abilities.

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Why a Photo Session is the Ultimate Gift

Photos: we have them in our homes, on our phones, in albums, on our computers, they’re everywhere.

Photos remind us of life’s most precious people and memories As we move through life, we get to add new moments to our collections.

cropped-53006_2018-09-22_wed_haughey-1.jpgSometimes though, it makes a world of difference to have a professional photographer present for the really big moments in life, including weddings, christenings, milestone birthdays and engagements. Giving the gift of photography is one that won’t soon be forgotten.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a parent, newly engaged couple or friend in your life, here are some reaons why you should gift them a professional photo session instead of the usual gift.

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How many times have you received a gift that you pretended to like, only to end up storing it in the back of a cupboard a month later? Gadgets, clothing, and accessories all go out of style or become null and void, but professional photos last a lifetime and are something that the recipient can treasure for years to come.

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Gifting someone with a professional photo session is personal and unique. Since it’s far more thoughtful than guessing what someone would like to receive, it’s a gift that truly comes from a place of love.

2997_tep_2015.07.17_mat_krishanPhotography is an experience

Experiencing something instead of adding something to a growing pile of possessions is far more worthwhile, exciting and meaningful. A photo session gives your loved one a brand new experience that will leave them with lasting memories that they can proudly display around their home or office.

When looking for the right photo session for your loved one, keep an eye out for any specials photographers in your area might be offering. Who knows, you may even find yourself booking a photo session for yourself at the same time.

Visit Third Eye Photography to book your next experience!

Fun 1stBirthday Photo Shoot Ideas

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We all know how cute a cake smash photoshoot can be for your baby’s first birthday but if you’re looking to do something a little different, there are tons of other great ideas available to you.

Your little one’s first birthday is such a special milestone and with a little planning and inspiration, you can perfectly capture every second of this wonderful day.

Here are a few cake smash alternatives for you to consider as you plan baby’s 1stbirthday:

  • Bring in the ball pit.A small inflatable pool and some colorful plastic balls are all you need for the perfect birthday photoshoot. Not only will this prop bring some lovely colors into the photos but it gives your little one something to interact and have fun with too.Third Eye Photography-18-03-28
  • Blow up some balloons.Balloons have been a part of everyone’s childhood and they also make for a fun and colorful addition to any photoshoot. Decide on a color theme and a setting and add some balloons for a playful morning or afternoon. Place the balloons in the garden, in your little one’s crib or tie them to the back of a unique chair or onto a basket for some great shots.
  • Bubbles!Incorporating bubbles into your photoshoot will give it a natural and playful feel. Place your child in a small tub filled with bubbles or have them sit in the garden while you blow bubbles for them to enjoy and play with.Third Eye Photography-18-03-9
  • It’s all in the outfit.Sometimes all you need for the perfect 1stbirthday photoshoot is a cute outfit. This could mean putting your little girl in a sweet pink tutu or giving your little boy a cute cowboy hat to pose in. You can keep the background simple or create a backdrop to match their outfit.

Whatever you decide to do, have a nice outfit ready for yourself and your partner so that you can jump in a few of the shots and share this special moment with your little one.

Visit Third Eye Photography to boo your next event!

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Professional Tips for Capturing Amazing Holiday Photos

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Christmas, Thanksgiving, the 4thof July, these are all holidays that you spend with your family and loved ones. These special holidays are filled with food, laughter, games and love, which is why it’s the perfect time to take some beautiful photos that you can print and display in your home or in an album.

Below are a few tips to help you take great shots at your next family gathering.

  1. Make your photos interesting

Straight lines make for boring photos, especially when it comes to people. If you’re shooting a large group, try using a staircase to break up a large group of adults. Children can stand in front of the adults in order to make it easier to fit everyone into the shot. You can also bring some color and fun to your photos by incorporating holiday-themed props such as a backdrop in green, red and white for Christmas, flags and hats for 4thof July or Thanksgiving themed photo booth props such as beards or turkey drumsticks.55254_2018.12.01_POR_TrailheadWinter

  1. Don’t forget to incorporate candid and natural looking shots too

The best photos are the ones that come to life when you look at them. You can capture such photos by simply allowing individual personalities to shine through by taking candid and natural looking photos along with your posed shots. Get everyone to loosen up by taking a few funny shots of people jumping or making funny faces, both kids and adults always enjoy this.

You should also have your camera ready to take shots of people busy in the kitchen, laughing at the dinner table or kids kicking a ball around outside. These photos are great because they’re truly capturing a moment in time.31292_2017.10.15_POR_Brody

  1. Wait until the Golden Hour to take outdoor photos

The Golden Hour refers to the time of day when the sun is at its lowest point. It starts around 20 minutes before sunset and lasts up until about 20 minutes after sunset.

This golden lighting offers a softer light, which means:

  • It creates softer looking skin, brighter eyes, and sparkling smiles
  • It adds more dimension to your photos
  • There won’t be any squinting eyes because it’s too bright outside

Shooting your family and friends during Golden Hour also makes everything seem a lot warmer, which emphasizes the warmth and love you have for each other.

Holidays are the one time that it’s easy to get your family and friends in one place and it’s a time when people are relaxed and joyful so take this opportunity to capture some amazing photos that you can treasure for years to come.

Visit Third Eye Photography to book your holiday session!

 

 

Ideas for Capturing Perfect Pictures with Dad

He reads to you and tucks you into bed, he plays catch with you and makes you laugh until your tummy hurts and he gives you good advice when you need it the most. He is your dad.

Having moments between a father and his children captured is the perfect gift for Father’s Day or any day of the year and is something special that your kids will cherish years from now.

39055_2018.06.04_POR_PurcellBelow are a few ideas for capturing extra special shots between father and child.

  1. Get out on the mini golf course

Nearly every dad loves a good game of golf but miniature golf is an activity that everyone can enjoy and a little friendly competition is always loads of fun. Mini golf is the perfect family outing and the laughter and fun will make for great photos. The golf course will also provide you with a colorful and playful backdrop for all your shots with dad.

  1. Fire up the grill

Summertime is great for being outside so lighting up the grill for Father’s Day is always a great idea. Give dad a break by getting the family to take over the grill for the day. Setup a nice table in the garden or on the deck and enjoy the day together. Good food, laughter and the sunshine will create some truly memorable photos.

  1. Set out for a hike

Warm weather is the perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy a relaxing hike with dad. If he’s a big fan of the outdoors, you could even plan a weekend camping trip in a beautiful forest or near a lake, the perfect backdrop for a few photos with dad.

55339_2018.12.01_POR_TrailheadWinterA father plays such an important role in the lives of his children and being able to look back at moments with your dad is truly something special.

Visit Third Eye Photography to book your next Dad session!

4 Reasons to Book a Photo Shoot with Your Child

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As a parent, you can never have enough photos of your children and while you probably have a bunch of fun pictures on your phone and your computer at home, photos that have been professionally captured and edited are extra special.

There’s no time like the present to create new memories with your child and below are just a few of the reasons why you should hire a professional photographer to freeze those special moments for you.

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  1. Spend some quality time with your children.Booking a session with your child or children gives you the chance to have a little fun with your kids and spend some quality time with them. We all live such fast paced lives that it’s often difficult to take some time out to spend with our loved ones. Take your kids to the park down the road, buy them an ice cream and have some laughs while your photographer captures the moments.
  2. Create more memories.With every day that passes, your children are growing and changing. Whatever age they are now, you will never get this time back with them again so why not capture it on camera. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of looking back on photos of your family because they take you back to the special times in your life and let you relive them for a few seconds. 42924_2018.07.11_POR_KellyHedgepeth
  3. The perfect excuse to print your photos.While many of us have great photos sitting on our computers, how often do you actually get around to looking at them? By booking a photo session with a professional photographer you’ll have the perfect opportunity to print your memories so that you can look at them anytime you want. Why not use images from your session to start a photo wall in a prominent place in your home so that you can relive your special moments every time you walk by.
  4. Make them feel special.Every parent wants to give their children everything they’ve ever wanted but gifts can never be compared to spending quality time together. Taking the time to enjoy each other’s company also helps teach your children how important family is, a value they’ll carry with them for the rest of their lives.

Make this the year that you capture more memories with your children and display them for all to see.

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