Floating Wraps {product feature}

So last month I shared how I’ve fallen in love with taking my clients images and turning them into something they can hold, see without a computer or smart phone.  I’ve experimented with prints and press and I’ve already told you about the mini accordion albums that I think are the cutest thing since baby ducklings walked this Earth.  Well, I have a new product I want to share now: floating wraps.

Much like a canvas wrap that so many of us are used to seeing, a floating wrap is a frameless presentation that’s actually printed on photo paper and then laminated to protect it.  The laminated photo is then wrapped around foam core and attached to a mounting block so you can easily hang it on your wall.  The block is a couple inches wide, so the wrap looks like it’s floating away from your wall.

Below you can see the backside of the product and how the piece is constructed.

So why do I like this product so much?  It’s clean and simple display would look great in any home.  And the “floating” aspect of the piece gives it a more modern feel than pieces that just hang against the wall.  And it comes in several sizes: squares sizes from 8×8 to 12×12 and normal photo sizes from 8×10 up to 16×24.

But one of the things that sells me on the floating wrap is the cost – since the image is printed on photo paper instead of a more expensive canvas, price is where you see the difference.  Quality is not amiss whatsoever, but creating a wall of floating wraps can be more cost efficient and just as easy when selecting sizes to fit your wall design.

Floating wraps are a fantastic way to turn your images into art.   With the same visual captivation as other frameless pieces and the unique feature of floating, these wraps are a fun, modern way to display memories in your home.

More details on available products and features coming soon.

Enjoy Living

Last week, Louisville couldn’t have asked for better weather. The temperature was great, the sky was filled with clouds and I was so lucky to have my nose in a front of a computer everyday at work and decompressing each night in the basement since our house was upside down for some floor work.

Sad, isn’t it?  I just let the beautiful weather happen around me and didn’t even bother to take it in.  Lame.

But then came Thursday.  I had a session with an adorable new family in the evening.  We met at Long Run Park and enjoyed everything the place had to offer: beautiful scenery, gorgeous light and that great weather that was still hanging around.

I often get caught up in the day-to-day and it’s so easy to overlook the things that are around you.  Like a perfect day.  But when I left the park on Thursday and started heading home, I couldn’t help but settle in and enjoy the drive.  Windows down, music up and the sun setting in front me.  It was the best drive home I’ve had in a long while.  Everything about my scene was picture perfect.


If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder. -Ray Bradbury

September 17, 2012 - 10:08 am

katie - I love those stop and smell the roses moments.

It’s Tuesday

As you know, I like lists.  And every other Tuesday for some time, I’ve posted a list.  Just of random things that are happening around me, to me, because of me… but this Tuesday is different because it has nothing to do with me.  It has to do with us.

Ask anyone what they were doing between 8:46a and 9a on September 11, 2001 – they’ll know where they were, who they were with, probably even what they were wearing.  But most importantly, they’ll remember exactly how they felt.  I can tell you those things.  The stunned feeling in my body, not really understanding the repercussions of what had happened.  But even 11 years later, my chest still gets heavy and my heart breaks all over again.

It’s about us.  About our country and what we believe in and stand for.  It’s about our camaraderie and our willingness to  help our neighbors.  No list today.  Because we don’t need a list to remember.

NYC: 9/11 Memorials

NYC: 9/11 Memorials

NYC: 9/11 Memorials

NYC: 9/11 Memorials

NYC: 9/11 Memorials

NYC: 9/11 Memorials

Peace be with you and your loved ones.

September 11, 2012 - 8:43 am

katie - It completely escaped me that today was 9/11 until I was driving into work, turned the radio station, and all of a sudden heard a montage of clips from that morning. 11 years later and I still choke up when I hear it. Nothing will ever make that feeling go away.
The images you’ve shared are beautiful because it reminds us how special those people are and how important their memories are to those who loved them. Thank you for that.

And So the Knitting Begins

I casted on again.  :)

It’s been hot outside, so the urge to sit with warm yarn in my lap hasn’t really existed.  But with football season upon us, I started a new project in August.  Football season – it happens to be my reminder to start knitting again.

I decided to recycle a slouchy hat pattern I knitted earlier this year.  But instead of bright color, I opted for a muted merino/alpaca blend fiber.  This yarn was delicious in between my fingers, incredibly soft to the touch but perfect for the pattern.  Once I had some rows behind me and the repeated pattern began to form, I knew that it was the perfect gift for a new friend in Chicago.  She had opened her home, her business ideals and heart to me – I wanted to do something personal for her as well.

Slouchy Beret

Slouchy Beret

When I made this hat in solid green, the swirling of K2togs and PSSOs could easily be seen.  With the animal fiber and the self-striping if offered between cream and soft taupe, the pattern is a little more hidden.  But where there’s a loss, there’s a gain.  With everything combined – the pattern, the color, the feel – this hat is fall in Chicago.  It’s simple.  It’s warm.  It’s a style that’s popular and has the “I didn’t try so hard” urban look.  Yeah, I think it’s perfect for Chicago.

*Pattern: Ballard Slouch Hat by Felicia Lo, free download on Ravelry.com. Yarn: Cascade Yarns Eco Duo

September 10, 2012 - 8:52 am

Amanda - Stunning!

Fall Mini Sessions

It’s the time of year when everyone is counting down the days to their first pumpkin latte.  When people start shaking out their sweaters in hopes of cooler weather.  The holidays aren’t just dates on a calendar any more.  With so much to look forward to, and with my fall calendar filling up fast, it was time bring you something else to look forward to: fall mini sessions!

The mini sessions I had last year were so much fun – I had fun with each family and I looked forward to sharing each session on the blog.  So I definitely wanted to do them again.  Mini sessions are really just a fun way for families to not only take new photos, but have them just in time for the holidays, as gifts or even greeting cards.

It’s one day, one location and a shorter version of my regular family sessions.  All the details are right here:

(The $75 fee is required with a signed agreement to reserve your mini session time.  Rain date is October 14th.)

Sessions are every half-hour (9a, 9:30a, 10a, 10:30a, 11a, 11:30a; all booked!) lasting only 25 minutes, so space is limited.

If you’re interested or wanting more details, contact me by email (shutterboo@gmail.com) – once these times are reserved, they are gone for good!  This is the only time I’ll be offering mini sessions, so let’s get in touch soon!  I look forward to hearing from you!

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