There are lots of reasons you decide to book a photo session with a photographer. One thing I can guarantee isn't on that list is so that you can have a bunch of beautiful images saved on your computer.
I'm just as guilty as the next person of not printing my images, so I thought I would share some great ways to display your images. This is as much for me as it is for you and I promise you none of these will include desktop backgrounds.
1. Create a Gallery Wall.
This might be the most obvious way to display your photos, but the cool part is, you can make it whatever you want! You can only use photos, or you can include art, memorabilia and other things too. Check out this article on how to get started on your own gallery wall. If you choose to make it less uniform with different frames and pieces, you can easily add to it over the years as your family and photo collection grows!
2. Use a "Clothesline" Technique.
This is a super cute idea for kids rooms, play rooms or any other less formal space in your home. You can use string and clothespins, or you can make a more permanent fixture with wood and metal clips. Either way, this allows you to change out the photos often and display them in a fun way!
3. Make a Statement With Canvases.
Whether its a 30x40 canvas in your dining room, or three 10x20 canvases next to each other in your living room, canvases can make a big impact and display what's most important to you in a big way. There are lots of options for canvases out there, but remember, you really do pay for what you get. If you care about quality and want your image to look the same way on canvas as it looked when it was delivered to you, spend a little extra money with a company like mpix.com.
4. Choose Acrylic for a Modern Look.
When I saw these acrylics at a photography trade show I attended, I was blown away! These are so cool for a more modern look. I could see someone choosing one of these for a really edgy senior portrait, or a beautiful wedding photo. This option is one I would recommend working with your photographer to get, because the quality is important!
5. Create an Album.
Do you have lots of images you love from one session? Do you want to be able to keep all those images together in one place? If you answered yes to these questions, it probably makes sense to create an album. Most photographers will create beautiful, heirloom quality albums for their clients, but for a more affordable option that you can do yourself, check out Artifact Uprising.
No matter how you choose to display your images, just make sure you do it. Don't just keep them saved on your hard drive. Your family will love seeing your images and displaying them will add character to your home too!
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