So many of my client's (yes, you) never make or order prints from their sessions! The most common reason is time. We forget, and time passes, and we never remember to get them printed. Second reason is that we just don't know where or how to display them. I have come to the rescue with some of my favorite ways to display your portraits and session images.
Nine Large Canvases
My all time favorite way of displaying your session images is a gallery wall of 9 large canvases or framed prints. The image above used 11x14, but any size up to 20x24 would be perfect (also depending on your wall size). This arrangement looks great on an entry wall, stair way, bedroom wall, hall way, or any large empty wall space where lots of traffic may be passing by. Of course, i would prefer canvas over framed printed any day--but framed prints are most affordable. Order in bulk to save more money! Framed prints are also great if you have children--who grow--switch out the print, save the frame.
Total Cost of 9- 11x14 prints: $250 plus tax. Pick up some dark brown or white frames from Micheals (use a coupon) and you can make a stunning wall gallery that will definitely stand out and be a talking piece for years to come. I have luck buying beautiful white frames from Micheals when they price them at BOGO free. Score them for as low as $5/each.
Small Gallery Wall
This is my second all time favorite way of displaying prints--a small gallery wall of various frame sizes. Usually one large print in the middle followed by 3-4 8x10s and then a variation of 4x6s, 5x5s, and 5x7s. I have had many clients in the past order this particular arrangement. Most popular places are kitchen walls, dining room wall, stairwell, and above a couch in their living space. This gallery arrangement is so easy to hang, you don't even need plan, really. Start by hanging the largest print slightly off center, follow with the 8x10s, and then decorate with the smaller prints around the sides, making sure to leave an inch or two in between,
Order this particular arrangement in bulk for roughly $200 plus tax. Score some cheap frames from Micheals, or use frames you already own and mix it up! Although I love canvas, this arrangement is better framed--especially when using thin black frames.
Large Gallery Wall
Last, but certainly not least, is a large gallery wall design that doesn't take much design or talent at all. Pick a variety of sizes with 2-3 larger prints spread throughout. This looks amazing in a hallway, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or even an office. I love the white frames used above, and I love adding extra pieces like the antlers, horseshoe, and some art. This design could work for anyone--especially if you have a collection of frames lying around with no where to put them. Just start hanging in a random order and it will look magical. No one said the frames had to be the same...pattern and color can make any wall decor interesting. I love this look and it's so easy.
It will look something like this, for $100-150.
Order your arrangement today and get those beautiful session images on the wall!
Natural Light Photography | Maya Anna Photography |Raleigh, NC