ImprintsHomeandAway

travel photography and wall art

Katy, Texas · 43 Sales

ImprintsHomeandAway

travel photography and wall art

Katy, Texas 43 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Note from shop owner I've traded my camera for a hard hat and clipboard! My shop is temporarily closed while we rebuild our house due to the recent flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. Please check back soon and thanks for stopping by! #HoustonStrong
Update 1.4.17: Happy New Year! Still working on the house so will remain closed until rebuild is complete.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 4, 2018

I've traded my camera for a hard hat and clipboard! My shop is temporarily closed while we rebuild our house due to the recent flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. Please check back soon and thanks for stopping by! #HoustonStrong
Update 1.4.17: Happy New Year! Still working on the house so will remain closed until rebuild is complete.

Lynda Martinez

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Lynda Martinez

About

Welcome to my shop! Thanks so much for stopping by!

I grew up in a suburb of Houston where my Italian dad was known as the guy in the neighborhood with the accent. His stories from the “old country” and the music and food that filled our kitchen sparked my interest in history and culture. My mom’s infectious love of travel had me dreaming about far-off places since I was young. When I went to Europe the first time over fifteen years ago, I went in search of the roots and wings that were such a big part of my upbringing.

When I came home, the countless rolls of film that I crammed into an already over-stuffed bag were patiently waiting to tell their story. I only had a cheap point-and-shoot back then, but developing that film was a thrill. Each print brought back my first impressions of Europe – the excitement, the awe, the sense of adventure.

I ended up marrying a guy with an accent and now we have three little ones. My Spanish Englishman grew up in much the same way I did, but across the pond, so many of our trips involve visiting family in Europe. We moved to Dubai for four years, and now live in Texas again.

When we lived abroad, I craved reminders of home. A photo of a field of bluebonnets that would have been boring to me at home suddenly made me smile bigger. Now that we’ve left Dubai – photos of the desert trigger that sense of peace and introspection that overcomes you when looking out at an endless sea of sand dunes. I love how a special photograph can convey the thrill of discovery, the security of home or the hope of a yet-to-be realized dream.

Even though I’ve upgraded to a Nikon, I still try to capture not just memories, but the essence of how an experience feels, like those first photos from Europe. I hope you, too, are reminded of meaningful imprints from your life when you look through the photographs in my shop.

Check back often because I’ll be adding prints regularly.

To read about our experiences in Dubai, check out my blog:
https://longhornsandcamels.wordpress.com/

Or follow along on today’s adventures on Instagram:
https://instagram.com/imprintsathomeandaway/

"What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it." – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Shop policies

Last updated on June 13, 2017
Welcome to my shop! I'm so happy you've stopped by. Have a look around and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are not satisfied with your purchase. I will exchange your item(s) or refund your money (minus shipping costs) up to 14 days after you have received your order. You will be responsible for returning items in their original condition as well as return shipping costs. Your refund will be issued once I have received the order in good condition. Please keep in mind that monitors display color differently and there might be a slight color variation between what you see on your computer screen and the print you receive.
Payment
I accept payment via PayPal, Credit Cards, or Etsy gift cards.

Prints are shipped after payment is received.
Shipping
Once payment is received, prints will ship within 1-2 weeks. I will ship earlier when possible and send notification when your package has shipped.

I ship to the address on Etsy, not Paypal, so please ensure this address is accurate.

Smaller prints will be packed with sturdy backing board in an archival, acid-free plastic sleeve and shipped in a rigid mailer; larger prints will be shipped in a rigid tube.

United States Customers: Prints ship via USPS 1st class mail or UPS.

International Customers: Prints ship via First Class International. Buyer is responsible for any custom charges or additional fees incurred. Returns will not be accepted due to customs fees. Please note, it could take 2 - 5 weeks for your package to arrive, depending on customs inspection and the local post service.
If you would like insurance or expedited shipping or special handling, please get in touch!
Additional policies and FAQs
• Photos are not matted or framed.
• All images are printed on professional Lustre paper.
• When selecting a size of photo to order, please note that each aspect ratio will be cropped slightly differently. Most of the photos in my shop are available in:
* 5x7 (the first photo shown in the listing)
*8x10 (the second photo shown in the listing)
*8x12 (third photo shown and same aspect ratio as 4x6)
*16x20 (the second photo shown, same aspect ratio as 8x10).

If you are interested in a size that is not listed or want to convert a print to/from black and white, please send me a note.