"One of your photos on canvas. Makes your photos more like "real art"! I was completely blown away by the first Canvas Print I designed and ordered. It arrived and seriously looked like an artist had done a portrait on canvas. I gave it to my mom for Mother's Day! She absolutely loves it. I was even more blown away by the second Canvas Print I designed and ordered. I gave this one to my wife as a gift. It is the first picture of us she has wanted to display in our home. She is very picky when it comes to pictures, photos and artwork. She loves the canvas, the picture quality and the thick frame. The Canvas Print is a conversation piece. Everyone who comes to our home asks about and typically throws out compliments. I used different frames on each, which gave each a distinct look. I will be making some more art via the Design Your Own Canvas Print in the very near future. I highly recommend."
"I am a retired professional photographer. It should go without saying that I grew up in the film age. In the age of film paper and chemicals we would print on the paper separate the image layer of the paper from the backing. Heat and pressure mount the emulsion side to the canvas stretch it and attach it to the stretcher frame. We would then spray with a lacquer to give the appearance of a brush stroke. So much for history. I've had some experience now with the digital age and the newer canvas printing methods and I can say that Shutterfly canvas prints are as good (for the most part) as prints coming out of the pro labs. Given a good or marginally good image Shutterfly will return you a good print. So with all this praise I have given Shutterfly why only four stars? The question of archival quality or how long the print will retain its color quality has not yet been answered to my satisfaction. I will get back to you when I turn 165 with my answer. In the meanwhile go ahead and order the prints from Shutterfly."
"I hesitated to order this canvas print because the website commented that the pixels were not enough to ensure a good quality transfer. I took a chance, and I'm glad I did. Shutterfly did a beautiful job! Everything I've ordered from them has been of the highest quality."
"I love it. I have been looking for a big picture to hang in our room that has some of the same colors in it. One of my vacation photos was perfect! I am thinking of doing this in other rooms with other vacation photos."
"I had a coupon so I had this made for my husband for Christmas. It turned out perfect! I would definitely order again!"
Nothing preserves a family in time like a portrait session. A successful photo shoot requires some advanced preparation and attention to a few important details. Once you’ve nailed down all the essentials, you are sure to come away with several shots to choose from. Brown framed canvas prints are perfect for enlarging your favorite images and displaying your children at each stage of life. Complete these vital steps prior to your photo shoot to ensure you get plenty of great pictures.
Several weeks prior to the big day, finalize the wardrobe for the whole family. Rather than having everyone in matching shirts and pants, choose a color scheme and let family members wear clothing that flatters their body type and fits their style. If everyone feels comfortable and confident, they are much more likely to look and act naturally during the photo shoot.
Picking the perfect location should be a combined effort between you and the photographer. Some spots are better than others for larger groups and your schedule may determine if a certain location will have good lighting at that time of day. Be sure to choose a spot you love or one with positive family memories, as it will be the backdrop you will see for years to come. Ask members of your family for photo ideas if you can't decide on a location or theme.
When portrait day arrives, there are a few important steps you can take to make the whole experience smoother. If young children are involved, be sure they get a good nap and a healthy meal prior to picture taking. In fact, everyone should eat something in advance of the session to ensure happy, cooperative subjects.
Memorable photos usually capture the essence of individual personalities. Be yourself during the photo shoot by choosing natural poses and facial expressions. Forced smiles and uncomfortable positions usually yield disappointing results, so don’t be afraid to let the photographer know if you’d like to switch positions. Once the pictures are in, be sure to order photo prints along with your brown canvas prints.