Red River Paper has been kind enough to sponsor me for all three Photoshop World conferences that I’ve attended. For specifics about their company, visit this earlier post. Today I want to tell you how I use Red River Paper’s photo paper.

I have an inexpensive Canon photo printer in my house that will print up to 8×10 photos (surely Epson would love for me to review one of their new Stylus Pro 3880s, but I’m not holding my breath). A photo printer plus a selection of Red River Photo paper opens a lot of decorating and gift possibilities.

Here is a grouping of photos I printed myself:


These are the bottom three photos in a five-photo easel frame in my dining room, which I also printed myself with Red River Paper.


If you’re like me, you have lots of photos that live in your computer and not so many that get to come out and play. That’s one thing I love about blogging—seeing my photography get a life beyond my Lightroom library.

Did you know that one of the greatest ways you can give of yourself is to share your images with others? I love to print and frame photos for others as gifts. If you keep frames (TJ Maxx is a great source) and an assortment of Red River paper (4×6, 5×7, and 8×10 are common frame sizes) on hand, you can make meaningful, personal gifts in no time.

For a friend’s birthday this week, I took head shots of her four children, printed and framed them and gave as a gift (her missing son was photographed at the party and his printed photo is sitting here on my desk, waiting to join his sisters).


I take so many photographs that it’s usually not too difficult to find an picture of a friend and her husband, one of her children, or a bunch of us girls out on the town to print and give. If you’re like me and live life with a camera in hand, look for ways to grace the lives of others with your images. I promise that the joy you give them will bless you equally as much.

Check out Red River Paper’s selection of quality photo paper for your home printing needs.

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