I talk a lot here about prepping for photo sessions and what the actual session is like. But what happens once the outfits and personalities show-up for their fabulous portrait session and the laughing, smiling, cuddling and playing is over with? The final product of your photo session is the creation of beautiful portraits to display in your home and enjoy for years to come. Even as a photographer I’ve had a hard time deciding which pictures to print of my own, how big, and then where to display them!? I often hear my clients tell me that while they love so many of the portraits, they don’t know how to choose which ones to display. They don’t want to over do it, and they’re afraid of creating a display that’s cheesy or repetitive. Fortunately, I’m pretty good at figuring this out for my clients and I offer custom wall display guides at no additional charge. It really gets the ideas flowing about how you might decorate big and small spaces alike with lifestyle portraiture.
The best way to display portraits is to complement the images and the style of your decor. With lifestyle photography, groupings of portraits in a series make sense to tell your story rather than one single, posed image. The following wall displays were created for a recent client. You can view their session here and view the wall displays larger here.
Many of my clients choose to “have them all” and order one of the digital image options I offer. Knowing that they’ll be able to enjoy all of the images, they then turn their attention on how to incorporate their very favorites in a wall gallery. Once your favorites are chosen and space has been identified to hang them, we begin to look at finishing options.
Prints in color or black and white are printed by a professional printer on Kodak Professional Supra Endura VC Digital Paper. What you receive are real photographs; not an inkjet print. This combination ensures you get the best color, flesh reproduction, sharpness, and brilliant image quality.
Gallery Wraps and Float Wraps are my very favorite products because they come ready to hang and don’t require a frame. If you’re like me and hate frame shopping and updating them whenever you redecorate, this is the perfect thing.
Float Wraps add dimension by extending out from the wall. They are unique in that they appear to be floating on the wall with the main focus on the image. Float Wraps are created by wrapping the print around masonite to create a thin wrap. The print is protected with a laminate and padding is added between the print and the masonite to give the front of the Float Wrap a raised, elegant look and feel. The back of the Float Wrap is complete with black paper backing and a black ¾” or 1-1/2″ thick gator-board block that allows the Float Wrap to extend out from the wall. The back of the block also contains drilled holes for hanging.
With Canvas Wraps, an actual photographic print is created and its emulsion is stripped, bonded to canvas and wrapped around a wood frame. The frame is made with real wood available in 1-1/2″ and 2-1/2″ depths. Canvas Wraps include a matte laminate to protect the portrait from scuffs, scratches, and cracking. The laminate also provides UV light protection. Framing paper covers the back of the wrap with metal hangers and corner bumpers, or choose the wire hanger option without paper backing. Your canvas wraps will be ready to hang on the wall the minute they arrive.
If you’d like more information on wall displays, finishing options or album designs, please contact me via the contact button at the top of this page. I’m more than happy to create custom story boards and design a wall gallery for your home.