Wall Portrait Choices, What should I choose?! | Northern VA Family Photographer

Wall Portrait Choices, What should I choose?! | Northern VA Family Photographer

As part of our personalized service to our clients, we assist them in choosing how to display the portrait artwork for their homes. Would a contemporary Steel finish be best? Or perhaps a very modern glossy Ice finish would be perfect? Is a Framed collection right for this family? If you’ve ever wondered about that, here’s a chance to see what other families have chosen for their homes! Jenn and Chad’s family photography session was held at our studio in Northern Virginia, near Arcola, VA. We took advantage of nature’s bounty for this lovely family. Our outdoor private portrait park provided a stunning backdrop for their family portraits.

This beautiful family was as delightful and loving as their portraits depict. Their joy as a family was easy to capture in portraiture. The final results speak for themselves, and they were thrilled with their portraits!

Wall Art

Jenn and Chad chose a collection of wall portraits in our Contemporary Frameless Ice Finish. The Ice Finish is stunning for fine art portraiture. This finish perfectly reproduces the sharpness and depth captured through our photography. It also perfectly reflects nature’s rich colors. It’s a timeless but contemporary finish ideally suited for many interior designs. (We also offer other finishes to match any home’s interior design and client preferences whether contemporary or more traditional.)
 

 

Legacy Album

In addition, one of our archival-quality Legacy albums was filled with more favorite portraits chosen by Jenn and Chad. When you love so many of the portraits, an album is a terrific way to supplement your wall selections!
 

 
“We are beyond excited and happy to have these family photos hanging on our wall,” Jenn told us later. “Amazing! I never get tired of looking at these pictures and looking through our album!”

Jenn tells us that for their next portrait session they hope to do a multi-generational session, and we look forward to working with them again!

If you would like to have portraits of your family created and are near the Arcola, VA area or other Northern Virginia town, please contact our photography studio. We would be happy to work with you and your family in our indoor or outdoor studio or at a location of your choice.

 

Family Photographer

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter portrait photography team located near Arcola, VA in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits.
 
Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

 
Best,
 
Mindy & Joriana – Contact Us!
 
Professional Photographer

Why Quality Framing Matters | Northern VA Family Photographer

Why Quality Framing Matters | Northern VA Family Photographer

People invest in family photography for many reasons, but it’s usually driven by how much they love their families. Portraits and what they represent are very important to them so it’s also important to ensure they’re properly framed. With clients in the Herndon, VA area and throughout Northern VA, we are fortunate to have developed relationships with some of the best framers in the industry. The correct framing will not only protect your gorgeous portraits; it “finishes” the portrait and enhances its beauty.

The “Right” Framer

When it comes to frames, you have options. With our assistance in the studio at your ordering session, you will have the opportunity to select from high-quality frames from skilled framers. When you work with Ever After and choose a framed Wall Art finish, your family portraits will be fully framed and finished for you, ready to be displayed on the walls of your home.

Skilled framers not only offer more framing options; they also know to use the right materials to protect your precious portraits. Frames with filler boards use only special paperboards to ensure they don’t cause your images to fade or yellow. It’s these kinds of details that can make a difference in how your family photos looks in 50 years.

Our framers have all been carefully selected for their expertise, experience, and knowledge of high-quality products.

The Best Frame for Your Portraits

Frames have two purposes: To display and protect your portrait. They come in a variety of materials including wood and metal. The frame itself can be considered a decorative item and enhancement for the imnage. Whatever frame you select for your family photos, it is important that the materials are appropriate for the portrait, sturdy enough to carry the weight of the canvas, and made of high-quality materials. A good frame is sturdy and well built and should reliably hold the canvas and all of the frame pieces.

As most frames are made of wood or metal, it’s good to keep in mind that certain metals might corrode, causing damage to the portrait, while wood frames could potentially give off harmful chemicals. That is why it is so very important to select only the highest quality frames for your professionally photographed family portraits. Although we print all of our portraits on archival-quality materials, framing does make a difference over the years. Ready-made mass produced frames are rarely meant for long term protection and display. Our frames are of the highest quality and are custom made to order for each portrait.

We understand how important and cherished your family photography is to you. As an Ever After client, we will walk you through the frame selection process. We use special design software to show you how your portraits will look on your walls, including the frame, and discuss the available options with you.

We have two high quality lines of framing: Masterpiece and Standard. We invite you to follow the link and find out more about them.

As family photographers, we work across Northern Virginia including Herndon, VA.

 

Family Photography

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter photography team located in Northern Virginia, near Herndon, VA. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits.

Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

Best,

Mindy & Joriana – Contact Us!

Professional Photographer

Why Printed Products are better than a DVD | Northern VA Family Photographer

Why Printed Products are better than a DVD | Northern VA Family Photographer

We cringe when we hear someone say that they only want their professional pictures on a DVD or CD rather than as a printed mounted portrait! Our technologically-sophisticated clients in the Dulles, VA area sometimes ask us if it’s cheaper and easier for them to order their portraits on a DVD instead of printing. No, it’s not easier, and it’s not cheaper. And it’s not better either. We can explain why.

Prints Versus DVD

• Whether we are going to print or transfer your portraits, there’s still a great deal of time spent on preparing for your portrait session. Part of the reason they come out so well is that we put a lot of thought and pre-planning into each and every photo session.
• Once your photo session is over, we have to edit your photos no matter where they end up. That takes time. A lot of time.
• Technology changes, often and a lot. Just think of where technology was a decade ago compared to today. Now how about two decades ago? We have no idea what technology will look in 50 years, let alone in 10 years! Remember those video tapes you spent a fortune having converted to DVD or CD? What constitutes cutting-edge technology today is tomorrow’s antique.
• Technology can and does fail. Everyone knows of a corrupted DVD or CD where files were suddenly irretrievable. It happens all too frequently. Even hard drives crash and burn. We’ve worked long enough that we either know of, or have experienced, digital media disasters.

On the aesthetic side, viewing portraits on a small screen, such as your family and children’s photography, just isn’t comparable to viewing them on wall portraits and in albums of archival quality. Albums can sit on shelves to be easily retrieved, and portraits properly printed can be displayed for decades and decades.

Our best advice to our clients and friends is: Do both – display your favorite portraits as wall art, tell the rest of the story with an album, and then archive those professional pictures on digital media storage. Why? It’s insurance. If you lose one, you have the other! You can enjoy both mediums in different ways.
 

Wall Art Collections

We often have potential clients contact us saying they only want digital media of their photos, but once they see the final, stunning results of their portraits they fall in love. We offer museum-quality printing, framing, and albums to protect and properly present your portraits. We also offer a wide variety of style options for each. Suddenly, those clients who first wanted only digital media of their professional pictures end up walking out with our artwork wall products instead. And for those clients who’d still like a digital version of their portraits, we work with them to offer them files. The main reason people want digital files is for social sharing. We get that, and we can help do that while still offering quality print portraits.

Most of our clients are busy professionals and would rather work with skilled artisans such as the ones we use to frame and preserve their portraits rather than spend time researching, finding, and ordering portraits from retailers they don’t know.

We don’t offer printed mounted portraits and albums because we make more money off of them. (Albums actually take photographers an enormous amount of time to create and organize.) We encourage printed products because we know that in the long term, it’s in your best interests to, at minimum, have prints of your cherished portraits.

If you have any questions about digital versus print portraits, please call us. We are happy to discuss the difference and explain our pricing structure. We believe in a full-service, high-quality customer experience. We are a Dulles, VA area small business centered around our clients’ professional picture needs.

 

Professional Pictures, Family Photographer

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter family photography team located in Northern Virginia, in Dulles, VA. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits.

Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

Best,

Mindy & Joriana – Contact Us!

Professional Photographer

Product, Mounted Prints | Northern VA Family Photographer

Product, Mounted Prints | Northern VA Family Photographer

We understand that when you make the decision to do portraits with a photographer, you are investing your time, energy, and your faith in us (not to mention your money). As an experienced, mother-daughter team from the Leesburg, VA area, we won’t disappoint you.

Mounted Prints

We are always respectful of our clients, and we value your business. We believe in developing lifelong relationships with our clients and having them regularly return to us. This is why when you select an Ever After product, we deliver it to you mounted only on the highest-quality materials. We don’t just print out a photo. We have it professionally mounted and finished. We want your photos to last a lifetime!

Gift Prints

As a professional photographer, we have spent years building exclusive relationships with reputable vendors and talented craftsmen to offer our clients the highest quality products. Even our gift-size prints (8x12 and smaller) are professionally mounted on styrene by the top-rated company in the industry. Styrene ensures that your image will not warp with time, unlike standard photo papers. Each mounted print comes with a lustre coating which protects the prints from fingerprints, smudges, and light scratches and provides a slightly matte appearance.

All of our prints are rated to last 100 years in a typical home display, and 200 years in dark storage.

To quote one of our clients: “The quality of the products is like none other that I’ve seen. You can’t get what they create just anywhere and it’s not something that you see every day. I would not know where you could go to purchase what I have because it is so unique. One of the things I loved about working with Mindy & Joriana was the custom nature of the products and how personal the service was.” – Deveney, Alexandria, VA

If you are looking for beautiful family photos from a mother-daughter photographer team in the Leesburg, VA area employing only the highest-quality materials, contact us! We are happy to show you some samples of our products. We are certain you’ll agree on the quality – and the beauty of our work!

 

 

Family Photographer

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter portrait photography team located near Leesburg, VA in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits.
 
Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

 
Best,
 
Mindy & Joriana – Contact Us!
 
Professional Photographer

Preserving Your Story with a Gold Fine Art Album | Northern VA Family Photographer

Preserving Your Story with a Gold Fine Art Album | Northern VA Family Photographer

The Native Americans believe that “storytelling is writing the past, living the present and preserving the future.” How true – and how wise! How do you preserve your family story? How do you share it? As portrait photographers, our clients depend on us to help tell and preserve their stories through a series of family pictures. Many of our clients find that ordering one of our Fine Art Albums allows them to better capture and share their story through additional pictures displayed in a beautifully-bound album.
 

Fine Art Album – Gold

Your Ever After portrait studio session will result in dozens or hundreds of pictures. Whether individually or collectively, each one could help tell your family’s love story. After your very favorites are chosen for the walls of your home, our Fine Art Albums tell the rest of your story.
 
Our Gold Fine Art Albums are beautifully-illustrated museum-style picture books, except the works of art inside the book are your portraits, your family. They are exceptional quality and guaranteed for more than a hundred years. Your grandchildren and great grandchildren will one day be able to look through your Gold Fine Art Album!
 
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Each album is custom designed to illustrate your story. We spend time getting to know each client prior to their portrait studio session. This allows us to better help them tell their story through our photography. It’s a more symbiotic relationship which means a better photographic depiction. (more…)

Fine Art Gallery Wraps | Beautifully Created for Your Home | Northern VA Family Photographer

Fine Art Gallery Wraps | Beautifully Created for Your Home | Northern VA Family Photographer

Capturing your family in a memorable family picture can mean the world to you – today and years from now! Whether you live nearby in Ashburn Village, VA or anywhere in the Northern VA area, you can take your precious family pictures home on a Fine Art Gallery Wrap canvas. It’s one of the many options you have for your family portraits from Ever After. The museum-quality finish of the Gallery Wrap ensures that you will have your family portraits to enjoy for many years. These aren’t snapshots. They’re your family captured in art.
 
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A Fine Art Gallery Wrap is equally impressive displayed in a modern home or in a traditional or transitional space. Its look is clean-lined with the focus entirely on the portrait.
 
Other photography websites might offer gallery wrap, but the Ever After Gallery Wrap portraits are of the highest quality. They are precision-folded around a sturdy and solid wood frame to ensure its stability over time. All our portraits are professionally stretched around the frame onto the back side, not just the frame’s sides. We want your canvas to last for generations which is why we offer the highest-quality products in the industry.
 
At Ever After you have three great options for Gallery Wrap finishes: high-gloss, semi-gloss, or matte finish. Each one will be laminated to protect from minor scratches, scuffs or cracking with time. The laminate will also protect it from UV light damage. (We usually recommend you try and keep it from receiving direct sunlight anyway).
 
Don’t worry! If you would like some guidance or advice on your framing options or on the Gallery Wrap, we’re here to help.
 
If you’d like to talk to us about a family portrait session, contact us! We are located in Sterling, VA but serve Ashburn, VA and the surrounding communities. We know how important your beautiful family pictures are to you. You’ll display them for years in your home and smile each time you look at them and remember that moment in your family’s lives.
 
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To learn about our other Wall Art products, follow this link.
 

Family Photographer, Family Pictures

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy and Joriana Belcher, a mother-daughter photography team located in Northern Virginia, near Ashburn Village, VA. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits.
 
Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

 
Best,
 
Mindy & Joriana – Contact Us!
 
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