Monthly Archives: July 2009

Caring for your Fine Art Canvas Gallery Wrap | St. Louis Children’s Photographer

I just adore large fine art canvas gallery wraps and I always get a lot of compliments on the ones hanging on the walls in my home. Instant conversation pieces that really stand out. The 3D look of a gallery-wrap is the first thing people notice. You really have to see it in person to get the full effect.

Your favorite image is printed directly onto fine art canvas with archival inks and stretched around a 1-1/2 inch deep frame. From there all of the prints are sprayed with a UV protectant that will seal and prevent the print from fading, cracking or drying out for at least 80-100 years. Once the print is received you can pull it right from the box and place it on the wall, there is no additional framing needed.

Here are a few tips on taking care of your custom work of art.
~ Prints can be wiped with a slightly damp, clean, chemical-free cloth
~ For optimum longevity, keep out of direct sunlight
~ Don’t place stretched prints too close to direct heat or high variations in temperature {cold/warm}
~ Canvas can be tightened if it becomes loose. You can purchase canvas retention at any craft store or on the internet. It can be sprayed on the BACK of the canvas and let dry overnight or for a few hours.
~ Touch up – You can touch up small spots in the canvas with thin-tipped markers if your canvas gets scratched or damaged. Be very careful when touching up specks. Artists can also use paint to touch up small blemishes if needed.

If you’ve been eying one of these beauties for yourself, this is a great time to order! My lab is offering 20% off their fine art canvas gallery wraps and so I’m passing the savings on to you. Order your gallery-wrap between now and July 31, 2009 to receive your discount. Contact Yvonne through the contact page at if you need your on-line photo gallery republished from a past custom portrait session.

The below image is of a 20×20 fine art canvas gallery wrap {our most popular size}
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  • Hayley - Gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - That reminds me, I've got to get my canvas order in too! Love the one pictured, is that your daughter?ReplyCancel

Images that melt my heart | St. Louis Lifestyle Photographer

I was taking pictures of my daughter just being – well – being my daughter and my heart kept melting. These are the type of images that just do it for me! I had such a great time capturing her as she is. These are the moments I will cherish for always and just make me so happy. I swear, I had a huge smile on my face for hours after taking these pictures and I literally skipped and twirled with delight.

{Oh, those eyes, those curls, that light…MELT!}

{I love how she paints herself, something I used to do as a child myself}
{Daddy is always there to help out. Heart melts again!}
{Making circles. My lil’ artist!}
{Oh my….how I love lil’ details like this. My heart melts once again!}
{More lil’ details I love}

{OK…by this time, my heart is pretty much a puddle!}

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  • alison - they are all so lovely! I can see why you love them 🙂ReplyCancel

  • EC - Oh I love these! That last one is really something!ReplyCancel

  • - Gorgeous! I just love those litttle hands & fingers! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Morning Glory - Beautiful photography…and little model.ReplyCancel

  • Goldapple Photography - such a sweetheart! what a doll! my heart melted a little, too! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • J'Lynn - Beautiful ….great shots!!ReplyCancel

  • Hayley - Love the details and she is beautiful. I can see why she mealts your heart 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Karen Johnson - Oh so gorgeous, love your detail shots 🙂ReplyCancel