I have SO many photos of my life, being a mum, being a blogger and especially being a travel blogger. I have always enjoyed taking photos. I think photos are great at capturing that moment, the moment of surprise, the moment of fun, that moment of pure emotion. As Karl Lagerfeld says "“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
Photos capture memories, that the heart and the mind sometimes forget. Memories like the time you went camping and you had the best time sitting out under the stars with your loved one, memories like that time in Paris when you caught that fantastic sunset photo, memories when you went to Disneyworld Florida and you saw the castle in the Magic Kingdom for the first time, and then saw the look on your little one's face.
In the good old days, my mum used to keep photos of me in a box, some got a bit dog eared I admit but they were all in one place. Then the photo album appeared, photos were stuck in with little corner tapes. Then photo albums appeared with adhesive sheets, you carefully had to peel the pages back, position them carefully and hope that the pages stuck.
Today things have changed so much. Photobooks, fridge magnets, personalised key rings, coasters, jigsaws, bags, these are some of the ways photos can be displayed.
One idea I have been thinking of for a while is getting a canvas print of my family to put on our wall. You have to get the right photo though, I think it's nice that a canvas photo is natural and isn't too staged, yet still shows you and your family in a flattering light.
Of course you can also create individually designed canvas prints as design statements, either from a photograph you have taken yourself or uploaded from a print online, and this can be colour co-ordinated to fit with your decor.
Canvas prints can make excellent gifts too, mixing old painting traditions with new technologies and innovation. The natural colour and a contrast-rich image of the photo on canvas are also guaranteed by using the latest technology.
If you are buying a canvas print use a quality company like My Picture. My Picture do not use solvents in their productions at all, and use renewable energies whilst creating the canvas. Every year they also plant over 1000 trees to help replace the trees they use in making the paper.
The process of ordering the canvas is straight forward too, just upload online and your canvas is ready to ship in 24 hours. So if you are looking to get a canvas print, the hardest thing to do is pick that perfect photo for that perfect canvas of your perfect memory.
Tell me, have you thought about getting a canvas print? If you did what photo would you use?