ann arbor family portrait presentation options

your family portrait session does not stop with the session. we can look at it on YOUR Virtual Wall to find the perfect look to compliment your abode

make your wish…creating family art ann arbor chelsea dexter pinckney & saline family portraits

don’t hide your awesome family portrait in a corner on your desk…Put it up where everyone can enjoy!

On-line gallery or ‘Big Show’: you choose

Once you’ve had your portrait session, your portrait proofs are made available in an online gallery for 2 weeks.  But, if you desire something special picture-wise to display in your home you may be clueless as how to best have the portraits finished!  Enter the Big Show option to help you sort that out.

what is the ‘Big Show’?

The Big Show is a special presentation system that allows us to see your portraits in an orderly fashion.  You get a good look at all the details. Together we ELIMINATE the images you really don’t care for; we winnow the favorite few for keepers.  You decide what images to print small for gift giving and which to frame or collage or canvas for your place.

how do we do a Big Show?

First, you must provide Colleen a picture of a wall you desire to hang photos & decorate. We view the proofs on software on Colleen’s laptop and we virtually project your favorite few keeper portraits onto your wall.

why a Big Show?

You can’t enjoy your pictures if you don’t see them displayed. I have found many clients looking for a family portrait are so excited to just get the family together, but they haven’t thought further about where or how they are going to display the finished picture.

I’ve touched base with a client or two a year after they’ve purchased their portrait, but still the PICTURE  HAD NOT BEEN FRAMED OR HUNG ON THE WALL. Why?  Because they were’nt sure what kind of frame to choose.

A Big Show is the best way to get an accurate feeling for how your portraits will look.  Then we can get the frame or canvas made with the fave portrait and it will be ready to hang the minute you receive it!

I love making portraits, and it makes me a little sad if I can’t prepare an awesome finished family portrait that you can enjoy it every time you walk by!

the Big Show finds the pictures you love that clearly tell your family story

I have found that when I show you your family portrait presentation options and your *stellar* family pictures-it becomes clear which images  deserve to be on the walls in your kitchen, or kid’s playroom or dining room, or your home up north.  Indecision about  ‘what frame do I choose’ or ‘which images should I choose’  just melts away.

how I learned from having my own family portrait made…5×7 11×14 or 20×24?

The power of a larger portrait has to be experienced to be appreciated. In my Ann Arbor newspaper photographer days a 7″ picture was HUGE–most were printed smaller that the palm of your hand. So when my own family portrait was made when I first started the studio near Ann Arbor, I ‘splurged’ and prepared a 14-inch portrait of our beach portrait. I was thrilled with that portrait of my family…till I made a 24″ canvas–and that canvas blew the other portrait out of the water, as far as impact goes. I am soooooo much more happy with the wall art than the little 14″ portrait. But cha gotta experience it to understand.

My mission is to make a family portrait you are so happy with that you will want to have an adequately-size portrait as well! I’m telling you, that portrait will mean more every year that goes by. My family portrait is something I treasure more today that the year it was made. This is the experience I’m hoping you have when you have a Photo Generations family portrait made!



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