I must admit, framed photos are not my jam. I have exactly one photo of the hubs and I in a frame in our house, and it was a gift. I grew up with a mother who loved to frame our photos and while it is so special to go home, see them and reminisce, I realized that they didn’t fit in my more minimalist aesthetic.
Although I don’t have photos of family around the house, I do like to have photos of our travels. Reminiscing of past adventures Brice and I have taken makes me so much happier than seeing my face smiling back at me. I have thousands of photos on many different external hard drives which can make the process of choosing a photo, printing it, and then taking it to get framed daunting. But luckily there are two online framers who do all of the above in one easy process. I wrote about one of the company’s in this post here, but after recently receiving many questions on printers and framers I decided to tell you in more detail about my two favorites.
(two framed photographs in this photo were taken by me and framed using Framebridge)
I have used Framebridge a few times and am always so pleased with their service. I mostly use them when I want either a black or white boarder frame. They make the process of uploading your photo and selecting your matte extremely easy. They also alert you if your photo is too small to print in high quality. What I also like is that they offer an Instagram option which allows you to upload any Instagram photo you have taken and place it in a frame. I have recommended Framebridge to friends and family and everyone can’t believe how amazing their pictures turned out.
(Photo was taken by me and framed using Artifact Uprising)
I discovered Artifact Uprising a few years ago and could not wait to use their Float Frame option. Being that I knew I wanted the large size I waited and waited to find the perfect photo. I finally decided on a photo a shot in Paris of a gorgeous blue door. The process of uploading and choosing the frame was extremely easy. The photo arrived in a week and when I opened the box I was blown away at how expensive it looked. I know $350 is a sizable budget for a photo but the pricing is actually quite competitive when you compare it to using a brick and mortar frame shop. Also, I must reiterate that the quality of the print and the acrylic frame was unreal! As far as hanging goes, they make it super easy with a print out of the actual size of frame and circles on where to put the screws.
I also want to make note that Artifact Uprising also provides a service to print your photos and offers different books (wedding, Instagram, and personal) as well as printed cards. I am actually hoping to purchase this baby book for Eleanor.