Nashville Children’s Photographer – Displaying your portraits

As a photographer specializing in children’s portraits in Nashville, TN, I hear lots of questions from parents.  Often the top questions are about what to wear or the perfect location.  But another question pops up every so often as well.  While capturing all of the memories and your growing child, wall space can run slim.  Do you really want to take down that treasured portrait of your once toddler with his mischievous grin?  Isn’t that the whole point of wall art, to continue to enjoy it for years to come?  I sure think so…

child photographer picture display

But you don’t want to miss this toothless grin of your now seven year old…  This is why I think options like the leather folio and custom albums are so important.  Yes, wall portrait that you can walk by everyday matter.  Your children can walk by them everyday and see their own faces hung in honor and know that they are important and valued.  But then you can also take out a family album or folio case and flip through those images as well.

nashville child photographer folio

sleek leather folio for portraits

One of my favorite things to pair with a leather folio is a simple easel.  Sitting on a shelf or sideboard, an easel that compliments your home’s style can be an ever changing rotation of your favorite pictures.

easel for rotating picture display

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Misty Carter Photography specializes in child and family photography, as well as high school senior pictures, in Nashville, TN; Franklin, TN; Brentwood, TN; Spring Hill, TN; Belle Meade, TN; Green Hills, TN; Columbia, TN; Murfreesboro, TN; Nolensville, TN; and Thompsons Station, TN.

Franklin, TN family and senior photographer – wall art spotlight

Franklin, Tennessee…  a town rich in music, food and creatives.  The area abounds with writers, creators, photographers, artists of all sorts.  With all of the creative juices flowing in this area, it’s one of the most exciting, fun places to live.  Which is partly why this area is growing so fast!  If you are new to the area, Welcome!  I’m happy to help as you choose the right photographer for your family.  I’m even happy to make recommendations if you are looking for a slightly different style – really, just ask!

Amongst all of the amazing photographers around Nashville, you may wonder which one is best for you and your family.  There are several things to consider when choosing the right photographer.  One thing you will want to check out is what kind of products they offer for your portraits.

display family portrait in frame on wall

One question to ask yourself is, “How do I want to display my portraits in my home?”  Do you prefer a large wall portrait that you can walk by and see everyday?  Smaller prints to decorate shelves or your desk?  An album that captures every detail?  A luxurious, leather folio with matted prints?  Knowing your own preferences will help you choose a photographer that offers just what you need.

One of my own favorites is a fine art standout print.  These gorgeous pieces of art are printed on archival, fine art paper.  With a deckled or straight edge, these prints are mounted with coordinating mattes and a solid wood frame.  The options for color and texture in a fine art print are infinite.  Each one is uniquely created to magnify the beauty of the print, while complimenting the style of your home.  They are a perfect duet of craft and design.

child portrait framed art print

Fine Art Print, in the room in which will be displayed.  You can see how the colors all come together to create a piece of art that works perfectly in the home decor.  This particular room was based on french country design elements.  By thinking about the end product even prior to the session, we were able to plan every detail to work together.  The colors in the child’s dress matched both the colors in the wildflowers as well as the colors in the room.  We were then able to pull those colors out into the mattes and the frame choice to accentuate the desired look.  In the end, we have a perfectly unique and original work of art for the home.

Love!  It’s at the heart of every portrait.  The feelings and sentiment that you have for your children or grandchildren.  This isn’t just another art print, it’s a timeless capture of someone you hold very dear.

art print with frame choices

The design process behind your wall art takes many things into account.  The style of your home decor, your own personal style and preferences, the personality of the child, the emotion you want to create in the image, and so much more!

Misty Carter Photography is a portrait artist based in Franklin, TN.  Serving the greater Nashville area, she specializes in child, family and high school senior portraits.

Serving Franklin, TN; Brentwood, TN; Nashville, TN; Spring Hill, TN; Thompsons Station, TN; Nolensville, TN; Murfreesboro, TN; Columbia, TN.

Nashville Children’s Photographer – Product Spotlight: Photo proof box

As a child and family photographer in Nashville, TN, I have the pleasure of working with so many different families.  All of these different smiling faces come with different styles and preferences as well.  So I love that I am able to offer many different product options to fit every one!

One of these is what I call a compromise…  My heart is really in sending each client home with a piece of art for their wall (or an album or folio), something they and their children can look at and enjoy every day.  But in this day and age I often come across families that prefer the digital files.  So this is my compromise.  A full digital gallery comes with a handmade wooden proof box, complete with all of the proofs from the session and the digital files on a custom USB.  It’s the best of both worlds.  You get your digital files and there are pictures in your home to be enjoyed by everyone 😉

Pictured here is the walnut box, but the espresso and weathered grey finish are also exquisite!

custom wood proof box with family pictures and usb

nashville family photographer

custom family pictures and usb

But as different as each family is, one thing remains the same: each has a deep and true desire to capture their memories and preserve them for years to come.

Misty Carter Photography is a portrait artist in Nashville, Tennessee and the surrounding areas.  Located in Williamson County, TN, MCP serves Belle Mead, Green Hills, Brentwood, Franklin, Thompsons Station, Spring Hill, Columbia, Nolensville, Murfreesboro and northern Alabama.

Holiday Cards Made Easy

Cross this off your holiday to-do list!  These four card templates can be customized with your family portraits and printed on thick card stock at the best professional lab.  The picture quality is so great on these cards they will surely become keepsakes for friends and family members.

Please let me know which template you prefer and I will be happy to work up a sample for you!

Designs 1-3
High quality card stock 5×7 with white envelopes
50 cards for $75, $1.50 per additional card

Design 4
Perforated around the circle to pop out and create a unique ornament or keepsake
High quality card stock 5×7 with white envelopes
50 cards for $90, $1.80 per additional card

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