This is my favorite time of year! It is definitely the busiest, but in the best way. My mini sessions are in full swing, and it’s truly an incredible joy of mine to give families beautiful photos that capture the magic of the season as well as those fleeting childhood milestones.
(I hope you had the chance to schedule a session with me, but if not, keep an eye out for more information on spring minis! Or, get in touch with me here to schedule a full session in 2022—believe it or not, it’s right around the corner! I want to make sure you grab a date that works for you.)
For those who’ve done a session (or sessions) with me this year, I know how easy it is to let your photos get stuck on your desktop. But your priceless portraits with those beautiful smiles deserve to be shown off! It’s amazing how much power rests in a photo. Every time you walk by your gallery wall, flip through your photobook, or glance at the picture of your little one displayed on the fridge, it’s an instant mood lifter! A canvas with those tiny toothy grins can light up any room. (Or you might even showcase a romantic couple’s portrait above the bed to elevate your master bedroom.)
Let your photos do their magic—and maybe brighten someone else’s day, too! Check out these personalized gift ideas.
One of the most common questions I get from clients is what to do with their photos once they have them. If you book a full session with me, let me know if there’s a particular occasion you’ll need pictures for—such as invitations, announcements, or a certain-sized canvas or portrait.
Other than typical 3X5, 5X7, or 8X10 prints, there are endless ways you can showcase those beautiful faces:
Create a Perfect + Interchangeable Gallery Wall
While looking for personalized gift ideas for the fam, don’t forget yourself! I’m in LOVE with these super easy, super chic gallery walls. You can display all your images together if you want, or you could select a handful to create a focal point in the room.
DIY gallery walls can be a chore to put together. If you aren’t a professional, getting the lines, dimensions, and design just right is almost impossible, especially if you’re working with a unique space, such as a diagonal staircase. However, my gallery walls come in a ready-to-go kit that you can’t mess up. (Seriously, I’ve done it myself as a test run. And trust me, it was simpler than I thought possible for a large gallery wall. Plus, it looks like I had a professional design it for me! I have a feeling you’ll love it too.)
With these pre-made packages, all you have to do is select the arrangement design, how many photos you want to use, and which photos you want to display. Everything you need, including your gorgeous, high-quality prints, will arrive in an all-in-one easy installation kit. The kit includes the tape, template, push-in pegs, and photos printed on semi-gloss hardboard to create a beautiful floating gallery wall. You can even rearrange them in seconds if you’d like.
A professional-grade gallery wall is the best way to display your favorite photos together, and it’s a breeze to swap out the images from year to year as your family grows and changes. You might even try seasonal displays! Let me know if you’d like more info or need help ordering.
Order Prints + Products Directly through Pic Time
Whether you need traditional prints or something a little more unique, like a keepsake book or memoir box, Pic Time has a wide selection of products you can order directly through your Pic Time gallery. Once I send you your final edited photos, click the “Shop” tab at the top of your gallery to browse the Print Store and preview your images in the products before you buy. Products change seasonally. Currently, Pic Time products include:
- Gallery Wall—options for 5, 8, 15, or 25 photos
- High-quality Prints—select from a variety of sizes and materials
- Canvas Prints—available in multiple sizes and printed on museum-grade canvas
- Metal Prints—available in multiple sizes
- Lay-Flat Albums—printed on thick, high-quality pages
- Matted, Box-Style Frames—available in multiple sizes
- Modern, Box-Style Frames—available in multiple sizes
- Deckled Prints—printed on Cotton Rag paper, available in 3 sizes
- Wood Print Box—includes personalized engraving
- Standalone Keepsake Folios
- Vintage-Style Glass Print Box
- Linen Print Box
- Acrylic Prints—available in multiple sizes
Turn Your Photos into Personalized Gifts
Friends and family will love receiving thoughtful, personalized gifts featuring you, your family, or your kiddos (I know many grandparents enjoy the photo calendar so they can display a new photo each month). In addition to the classic, year-round prints and products, you can also order seasonal personalized gift items through your Pic Time gallery.
Seasonal Personalized Gift Ideas Include:
- Photo Calendars
- Metal Christmas/Holiday Ornaments
- Foil + Traditional Greeting Cards, such as:
- Christmas/Holiday/New Year
- Save the Dates
- Thank You Notes
- Birth Announcements
- Graduation Cards
*You can also select from 11 different languages.
Happy Holidays from All of Us Here at Dazzling Diva Photography!
Need more personalized gift ideas? You can find more info on specific products here in my Product Guide. If you have questions about prints, products, or the gallery wall, I’m more than happy to guide you through the process so you can beautifully display your photos. Don’t hesitate to reach out here, and I will help you find what you need.