Hello Canvas: My favourite photo

As those of you who follow me on Instagram may be aware, I take a lot of photographs of the children…..and I make no excuses for that! Being a blogger it seems to be an unwritten rule that in the Summer months you must visit the lavender fields and snap beautiful photos of your children, and I was keen not to miss out!

I love every single photo that I took of the children that day, posing in the lavender in beautiful dresses (or running wild if your name is Harry!), and yet one of the photos literally blew me away. I think I would go as far as saying that this is my favourite photo of Eva, ever. 

As soon as I had taken this photo I knew that I wanted it on a canvas, it just captured her thoughtful personality so well, and when Hello Canvas asked me to review one of their products, I didn’t hesitate to say yes!

Hello Canvas have a wide range of products ranging from canvases to framed prints, phone cases to wall maps, and yet one item caught my eye instantly – the HD metal canvas. The website describes the canvas as follows –

HD metal is the most beautiful thing we have ever seen. HD Metal consists of a thin aluminum plate with a special coating on top. We then use a u­nique technique to apply your photo or image onto it. The result is phe­no­me­nal!! Razor-sharp, ultra strong with a never seen before photo qua­li­ty. The material we use is scratch-resistant and waterproof so it is per­fect for outdoor use. The high-gloss version is the successor of acrylic prints however it is lighter, stronger, cheaper and has vibrant colours! The matt version is the successor for dibond, alu­mi­ni­um and forex prints. HD Metal co­mes with a free hanging system and spacer for the wall which gives it more depth. HD Metal was created for galleries and top photographers but is now also available for you!

With a choice of matt or glass, I chose the gloss for a premium professional finish. Just a few days later my canvas arrived, well packaged and protected, and it was absolutely beautiful!! The quality of the print was everything I had hoped it to be, and my only negative is that, with it being a gloss finish, it was so difficult to catch on camera just how lovely it is!!

The canvas is so light weight and so thin, unlike my heavy acrylic canvases I have currently. The colours were also much brighter and the picture sharper, something which I feel regular canvases really lack.

The back of the canvas has an adjustable hanger that you can move to whichever position you like in order for your canvas to hang perfectly.

I am so impressed with our canvas and the whole process from start to finish. I can’t wait to get our canvas up on the kitchen wall so that I can look at it each day and beam with pride at what a beautiful little girl I have.




  1. September 21, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    That photo is absolutely beautiful no wonder it is a favourite and it looks great on canvas, enjoy having it on your wall to cherish.

    • Laura Dove
      September 22, 2017 / 8:55 am

      Thank you, it’s my absolute favourite. xx

  2. September 21, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    Such a gorgeous photo, Eva looks like an angel and the whole photo definitely looks like a work of art! Enjy your beautiful canvas!

    • Laura Dove
      September 22, 2017 / 8:53 am

      Thank you so much! xx

  3. September 21, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    What a wonderful photo! Will subscribe x

    • Laura Dove
      September 22, 2017 / 8:53 am

      Thank you Mary! xx

  4. September 21, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    You are SUCH a great photographer. I’m always super jealous when I look at your beautiful Instagram feed! LOL. I think this was the perfect choice of photo to go on a canvas. It looks amazing!!

    Louise x

    • Laura Dove
      September 22, 2017 / 8:49 am

      Ahh thank you Louise, I’ve only really got into it this last year but I’m really enjoying it! xx

  5. September 21, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    This is a beautiful photo of your daughter. A lovely addition to the kitchen wall!

    • Laura Dove
      September 22, 2017 / 8:42 am

      Thank you Ashleigh! xx

  6. September 21, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    Absolutely stunning! I take so many photos of my children too, I must print more of them out. I’d love some canvases of them for around the house.

    • Laura Dove
      September 22, 2017 / 8:39 am

      I’m the same, I rarely find a minute to get them ordered but this one was super quick and came so fast! xx

  7. September 21, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    Wow! I have never seen these metal pictures before. They’re ingenious (just been looking at their site). Ive also never been to these beautiful lavender fields. It’s absolutely a goal though. So, so beautiful.

    • Laura Dove
      September 22, 2017 / 8:39 am

      They are amazing aren’t they? I wish the photos showed just how vibrant the colours are, it really is beautiful! xx

  8. September 22, 2017 / 1:34 am

    That is a beautiful picture and that frame is pretty nice. Nice to see a hung picture,it’s rare to see these days.

    • Laura Dove
      September 22, 2017 / 8:36 am

      I agree, I’m terrible for not getting photos printed though! xx

  9. September 22, 2017 / 10:44 am

    That is such a beautiful photo and she looks so adorable x

    • Laura Dove
      September 25, 2017 / 12:02 pm

      Thank you xx

  10. September 22, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    What a beautiful photo and one that certainly deserves to be up on the wall – the quality looks fab!

    • Laura Dove
      September 25, 2017 / 12:01 pm

      Thanks lovely xx

  11. September 22, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    Such a beautiful photo and it looks great on Canvas Laura 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      September 25, 2017 / 12:00 pm

      Thanks Claire. xx

  12. September 22, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    What a gorgeous photo! Looks fab on canvas too!

    • Laura Dove
      September 25, 2017 / 11:58 am

      Thanks Clare! xx

  13. Danielle
    September 22, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    That is such a beautiful photo, and one to cherish. The purple really stands out.

    • Laura Dove
      September 25, 2017 / 11:55 am

      Thank you! xx

    • Laura Dove
      September 25, 2017 / 11:49 am

      Thank you Jemma. xx

  14. September 23, 2017 / 10:06 am

    That is such a stunning photo – great choice for a canvas, definitely

    • Laura Dove
      September 25, 2017 / 11:48 am

      Thank you Mel. xx

  15. September 23, 2017 / 11:40 am

    What a beautiful photo and end result.

    • Laura Dove
      September 25, 2017 / 11:47 am

      Thank you. xx

  16. September 23, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    Oh wow! Loving the finish of the canvas! The picture is so stunning! Gutted we couldnt make it to the lavender fields this year!

    • Laura Dove
      September 25, 2017 / 11:46 am

      Thank you! I’m sure youll get there next time. xx

  17. September 23, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    I can see why you love it, it’s absolutely beautiful. I would love to get some canvas prints of the children. Beautiful.

    • Laura Dove
      September 25, 2017 / 11:45 am

      Thanks Nichola. xx

  18. September 23, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    It looks absolutely beautiful! I also take a lot of pictures and am so guilty of not printing them so this looks like a lovely idea x

    • Laura Dove
      September 25, 2017 / 11:45 am

      Thanks Sarah. xx

  19. September 24, 2017 / 1:19 am

    This photo of Eva really is beautiful. She looks so graceful, like an angel blessing everything around her! You should be proud ^_^

    • Laura Dove
      September 25, 2017 / 11:44 am

      Thank you Eva. xx

  20. September 24, 2017 / 6:30 am

    Beautiful photo and canvas. We need to get some canvas prints of Zach as we have NO photos of him in our home 🙁 so I’ll head over the their website and take a look

    • Laura Dove
      September 25, 2017 / 11:43 am

      Oh I definitely recommend them! xx

  21. September 24, 2017 / 8:21 am

    That photo is just so insanely beautiful and it looks so perfect on canvas! x

    • Laura Dove
      September 25, 2017 / 11:43 am

      Ah thank you! xx

  22. September 24, 2017 / 8:37 am

    I have a photo on HD Metal and will never go back to canvas now – they are brilliant

    • Laura Dove
      September 25, 2017 / 11:43 am

      Nor me Kara, so easy to clean too! xx

  23. September 24, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    Framing is so expensive! I have so many things to frame, I jut have to dive in and do it. I’ll check out HD Metal. I like the brushed finish a lot so it might work on some smaller pieces that need a frame.
    PS: Your little girl is a cutie pie! 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      September 25, 2017 / 11:40 am

      Ahh thank you! xx

  24. September 24, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    This photo is stunning and captures everything perfectly, I am not surprised you wanted that one on the wall

    • Laura Dove
      September 25, 2017 / 11:39 am

      Thank you Stephanie. xx

  25. September 25, 2017 / 12:45 am

    You’re so right, this is a gorgeous photo of Eva. It’ll look great on your wall!

    • Laura Dove
      September 25, 2017 / 11:33 am

      Thanks Laura! xx

  26. Michelle
    September 25, 2017 / 4:34 am

    Such a beautiful photo. I love canvas prints.

    • Laura Dove
      September 25, 2017 / 11:33 am

      Me too, they are lovely to have around the house. xx

  27. September 25, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    Wow what a gorgeous picture and a great canvas! We love canvas pictures in our house. This one looks really lovely. x

    • Laura Dove
      September 25, 2017 / 4:17 pm

      Thank you! xx

  28. September 26, 2017 / 9:55 am

    What an amazing photo! The canvas looks fantastic! and something which would last alot longer than a standard canvas too!

  29. September 27, 2017 / 5:16 am

    That’s such a gorgeous photo wow!! Eva looks so amazing!

    • Laura Dove
      September 27, 2017 / 8:48 am

      Thank you! xx

  30. September 29, 2017 / 6:34 am

    This photo is absolute perfection! Your daughter is adorable and flowers really pop!

    • Laura Dove
      October 1, 2017 / 5:22 pm

      Ah thank you so much. xx

  31. September 29, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    Aw what a stunning photo oh her and it looks so lovely on canvas. I absolutely love taking photos of my two it means so much to me to have the memories. We also visited the lavender and it is one of my favourite things to do with them each summer. xx

    • Laura Dove
      October 1, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      Thank you so much, the lavender is so pretty isn’t it? xx

  32. October 3, 2017 / 10:59 am

    What a beautiful photo! I can’t wait until my little one is older so I can take her to fields and take photos of her. I love the canvas, it would make the perfect present

    Tasha x

    • Laura Dove
      October 3, 2017 / 12:31 pm

      Thank you Tasha! xx

  33. Kayleigh Watkins
    October 4, 2017 / 8:22 am

    What an absolutely beautiful photo, it looks very professional, I’d love to be able to take photos like this of my children xXx

    • Laura Dove
      October 4, 2017 / 10:55 am

      Thank you! She makes a great model! xx

  34. October 4, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    I can see why that photo is one of your favourites, it is absolutely stunning! How fantastic to have it on canvas and hanging up in your home as well. I must check out HelloCanvas; we’ve been talking for a long time about putting more pictures up and it seems a great excuse when you discover a good company!

    • Laura Dove
      October 4, 2017 / 2:00 pm

      Thank you Jess, I’d never seen the HD metal canvas’s until now, they are so lovely! xx

  35. October 5, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    We have acrylics at the moment and I have always wondered about the metal ones, it’s hard to imagine the finish but looks gorgeous!

    • Laura Dove
      October 6, 2017 / 4:59 pm

      It’s gorgeous, so professional! xx

  36. October 7, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    That photo is so beautiful. I love it when you take loads of photos and find that hidden gem, that photo that you want to frame and keep forever x

    • Laura Dove
      October 7, 2017 / 4:59 pm

      Thank you Rachel, I completely agree! xx

  37. October 8, 2017 / 10:00 am

    It is such a beautiful photo! I keep meaning to get some printed and just never get around to it! I’d love to have a new one done of my son or one from our recent holiday

    • Laura Dove
      October 8, 2017 / 8:29 pm

      I know, I’m the same but it’s so easy to get it one on line! xx

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