Buy Art, Shipped Direct to You

Buy art photography direct from the artist's studioBuy art photography direct from the artist's studio; have it shipped directly to your doorstep. After you buy artwork, it faces a number of challenges during shipment: weather, stacking, and a long journey. My packaging philosophy: get it right the first time, every time. There is no need for either of us to worry about the safety of your artwork between purchase and delivery. Orders are insured against damage and guaranteed to be replaced if not in pristine condition.

Limited edition photographs are sent via USPS priority mail, FedEx, DHL, or UPS.  Please read on for important information about International shipping.

Standard Domestic Shipping

Standard domestic shipping will be as follows. If you would like a different shipping option, please choose it at checkout. Processing times are realistic expectations, with a goal to never dissapoint.  For a custom option, please ask me either before or immediately following your order.

  • All shipments are guaranteed and will be replaced in the very unlikely event of damage.
  • My priority is that items arrive undamaged the first time. Orders of multiple items may be grouped in the same box or separate boxes based on what ensures the safest delivery.
  • Orders over $500 generally require a signature. Book and album orders over $250 generally require a signature.
  • Orders for hardcover books are shipped via media mail in the US (2-9 days for delivery.)

International Shipping

Read important information specific to international orders.

Shipping and packaging details

Buy art photography. Free US shipping.

Limited edition photographs are wrapped in archival barrier paper, double-packed in a heavy-duty tube, then a sturdy outer carton, with eco-friendly packing.

Photographs are shipped via USPS priority mail, FedEx, DHL, or UPS. All are insured against damage and guaranteed to be replaced if not in pristine condition upon arrival. In the unlikely event of damage, photographs must be returned before replacement, ask me for instructions first.

Photographs arrive domestically within 3 days of shipment.  Photographs 40 inches/102 cm and larger will be protected by special rigid packaging.

Books are shipped domestically via USPS and typically arrive in less than one week (48 United States) after shipment. Expedited US shipping delivers books in 2-3 days. Priority mail shipping upgrade is available on photobooks for most US destinations at no additional costs. This is helpful when an order is for a gift deadline such as a birthday or Christmas. Books are double-packed with cardboard and bubble wrap.

Some orders may require a signature for delivery.

Undeliverable packages that are returned to me are subject to reshipping charges.

Barrier paper

Glassine, an archival barrier paper, covers the face of the artwork. This specialized material is industry standard for archival protection in transit.

Packaging artwork with glassine

Heavy-duty tube

The artwork is rolled and secured with low-tack tape. The heavy-duty tube will protect the artwork in transit. End caps are secured with tape on both ends. This tube should be opened by a frame shop to ensure the safe unpacking. The certificate of authenticity will be in this tube with the art.

Artwork packaging is important

Weather barrier

A weather barrier may be necessary dependant on the transit distance, season, and final destination. A waterproof polyethylene film is secured with stretch wrap which you can easily remove.

Artwork mailing tube with weather barrier

Protective cushioning

An eco-friendly protective cushioning fully wraps the inner container. If the outer box is damaged by rough handling, you may remove the protective cushioning for peace of mind that the art tube remains safe.

Packaging artwork for shipping

Sturdy box

The tube is fully covered in packing and placed in a sturdy box. These are heavy-duty and eco-sourced (same boxes my art paper arrived in.)

Packaging artwork for shipping

Ready to ship

The outside of the box is labeled for tracked and insured shipping. Your address will be hand-written on the box as a contingency for any damage to the shipping label. You'll see my logo and fragile stickers, language-appropriate to the destination.

Buy art photography. Art packaged for shipping

Rolled shipping

Rolled shipping is the safest way to transport archival photographs on heavy paper. Art paper is on a roll during printing and re-rolling does not harm it. Framers are accustomed to rolled artwork and the photograph does not suffer from the process.

Flat shipping

If you prefer, sizes up to 24x36 can be shipped flat in a double-walled, lined package (e.g. Masterpak.) Packaging and shipping costs are higher for flat shipping and fulfillment times may be longer, based on availability of materials. Flat shipping can be cost-effective when you buy art photography of the same size in quantities of three or more. Want your art shipped flat instead of rolled? Let's discuss!

Recycling packaging

Honeycomb wrapping paper is 100% biodegradable paper and can be recycled or composted by any facility where accepted.

Cardboard boxes and inserts can be recycled or composted by any facility where accepted.

Eco-friendly bubble pack (not commonly used) is recyclable #4 where accepted.

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