Crayford Picture Framing
What can I say about Crayford Picture Framing?
Professional Passionate craftsman!
I was contacted by Anthony from Crayford Picture Framing in relation to his handcrafted picture framing service for my portraiture clients. However, when I saw the quality of his work I knew I just had to offer him something in return, and a personal branding and headshot session was arranged at his workshop.
Having had experience with picture framing myself, I understand some of the skills required to create something that you’d be proud to see hanging on your wall. I was blown away by Anthony’s passion and knowledge of both modern and traditional methods of framing; his skills are off the charts!
Anthony explained that he had always been a practical problem solver and good at working with his hands. Combined with his interest in artwork, picture framing was the perfect mix for him. He learnt his trade in the traditional way, through hard work and an apprenticeship with proper guidance of a master craftsman.
While it’s easy to order a frame for a photograph these days, they’re just not special.
What Anthony does is more than just building a frame.
He provides a consultation where he will cover all aspects of the project, from discussing how and where the frame will hang, to what your colour schemes are, as well as provide advice on the best shape, size and colour of the frame (& mount) to complement your setting.
It’s about taking care with your artwork and protecting it for future generations to enjoy – its about a small business making a personal contribution to clients who appreciate good quality service.
This was demonstrated to me first hand as during the photography session, when a client came by the workshop to discuss their project with Anthony and I got to see how he interacts with his clients.
You could see how much they trusted his opinion and advice. The clients obviously cared deeply about the artwork, and Anthony was perfect for them. He is about creating something intrinsic and emotive for the clients, which what separates him from rest.
If you value your memories you’ll want them protected for generations to come, then Crayford Picture framing is the place.
And it’s where I go for all my framing needs.
Anthony plans to use the photographs on his website and across his social media campaigns to build awareness for his services, and show his clients his ‘behind the scenes’ story.