The Story of Picture It Personal

 

The Product...

Picture It Personal gives you or someone you care about a truly unique way to celebrate a special love or memorable moment. Your names are incorporated into beautiful images using photo editing software. This editing process is done by hand with each order given careful individual attention. Not only will your personalization appear as realistic as possible, but also your wall art will be one-of-a-kind!   All prints and canvas gallery wraps are professionally produced with the highest quality materials for a lifetime of beauty (archival rating of 100+ years). 

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The Company...

I'm April, the artist behind Picture It Personal. I'm a self-taught photographer inspired by the beauty I see in the natural world.  In 2009 my family relocated to New York, which was the most recent of five moves due to my husband's academic career.  In each new place I found myself having to look for a new employment situation.  I've had a lot of different jobs!  One thing that never changed through all of the moves was my passion for photography.  This business was born out of a desire to become an entrepreneur and build a lasting career where I could be creative doing something I loved.  I believed I could create a unique product by infusing images with personal meaning, resulting in art that people could connect with in their own way. 

I started by opening my shop on Etsy.com which was the first shop of its kind on the platform. The first few years have brought some exciting opportunities including licensing deals and filming for ABC's Shark Tank ("impossible to scale" said Kevin...but that's OK because being handmade and personal is important to this company. A mass produced personalized art print just wouldn't be the same). Picture It Personal continues to be a leader in providing unique personalized photographs, and it brings me joy to create something that touches the lives of others.

As a solopreneur I am intimately involved with every aspect of the business. Not only will you be receiving a one-of-a kind image that I have photographed and edited by hand with my “digital darkroom” tools, but you will also receive personalized service that’s hard to find at the big-box stores. I know how important each and every customer is to my business. I do everything I can to make sure you receive a product you love and give you the personal attention you deserve.