Wall Art Wednesday | Ann Arbor Photographer
Being an on-location photographer means during the winter months, things slow down a bit, and it is a great time to focus on the additional service that I offer my clients aside from just a photo session: creating custom wall displays. If you haven’t created a wall display yet, here are a few simple tips to consider before you start.
1. Do you like the look of color or black and white images?
If you have a bold color on your walls, black and white photos may look best–especially if your clothing or the background colors compete with your wall color. If you have nice neutral walls, then the options are unlimited.
2. Are you drawn to framed prints or canvases?
Canvases have a beautiful texture, and on first appearance are a bigger investment; however, once you’ve had your prints mounted, matted, and framed, you will find that the prices are quite comparable. I consider canvases to be a more long-term commitment piece. With a frame, you can swap the print out as you get photos made each year. For a canvas, choose an image that you want to look at for 5-10 years. And also consider a size that could fit on various walls in your home so you have the option of moving it around as your taste changes or as you update photos.
3. Do you want to make a statement with one large piece, or are you interested in creating a grouping?
After your session, we will sit down and go through your images together in order to pick favorites for your wall. Many clients make an album or purchase digital files, then choose a few favorites for display. Some clients prefer 1 large canvas over the mantle while others prefer a grouping. I will guide you through the process and help you make a decision on what suits your style and walls.
4. When answering all of the above questions, keep in mind the style of your decor and furniture.
If you prefer a look that is mid-century modern, then canvases are probably too contemporary for your space. A thin, simple frame would best showcase your photos and complement your home. If you prefer a style that is more transitional, then canvases might be a better fit for your space.
Each custom photography session with Lori Page Photography includes an in-person ordering appointment. I am happy to come to your home so I can see your style and make recommendations for what would look best, and even use computer software that will show you exactly what your images will look like on your walls–whether we create a canvas grouping or one framed print.
For more inspiration, please check out my pinterest page for more ideas on how to best showcase your cherished family photographs.