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Heirloom Collection

Looking for a wonderful way to decorate your home with a piece of art that has meaning?  What about a custom photograph of an heirloom or object that has special value to you or your family?

Take the sentimental value to a whole new level, giving life to an item that may be stored in a drawer or memory box.  I photograph any piece of jewelry, furniture, mementos, medals or artifacts that bring warmth to your heart and create fine art for your home.  Read about my FAVORITE heirloom project to date, “The Family Bible.”

Still life:

Photography of the heirloom by itself.  The fee includes my session time, unlimited communication to create the perfect set up,editing of all images to establish the perfect 3-5 selections.


Photography of the you with the heirloom.  The fee includes my session time, unlimited communication to create the perfect set up, editing of all images to establish the perfect 10-15 selections.

Display Options:

Together, we will customize your art piece based on your specific size, print, and style requests.  Options include: canvases with museum wrapping, enlargements on luster standouts, framed prints,  image boxes, albums and more!

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This is the original piece that became the brain child of my “Heirloom Collection.”  I’ve always been obsessed with jewelry, especially vintage pieces, which incidentally so was my grandmother.  She too was a collector of fun vintage costume jewelry as well as beautiful gemstones.  About 8 years ago, she decided she was ready to part ways with her stunning collection and passed it down to me.  I was ECSTATIC.  I lined my felt jewelry armoire with the exquisite pieces and marveled at all that shine.  Then, they sat.  Waiting to be worn, but how often do you get to dress up and rock those all star pieces?  Not often.  That’s when I took out the camera and started clicking.  I knew if I couldn’t wear them each day, I’d at least be able to see them adorning the walls of my home.

This original piece, “The Pearl Necklace” became my favorite.  I created a canvas the size of my living room wall and up it went.  Now every time I look at it I’m reminded of the heirlooms that sit in my drawer and what they represent.  It makes me feel romantic and nostalgic, like one day my great great granddaughter might get to marvel at the art I’ve created.  I even ended up putting some of them in my daughter’s nursery walls as part of a gallery display.  One day I’ll tell her those pieces were from the 1920’s and have been in our family for generations.

The next step in my journey is to send each photograph to my grandmother in hopes that she can jot down a simple thought, memory, or story to go along with each item – which I will then turn into an album.  An instant legacy is born.

What precious artifacts can I photograph for you?

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