One thing at the top of my client’s ‘wish lists’? Stunning wall art to adorn their homes. With more of us staying home more often than not, a record number of people redecorating and improving home environments, I suspect this trend will only continue.
A question I’m frequently asked is – “What images will work best for prints and wall art?”
So, I’ve put together these tips for you on how to plan and collaborate with me for your wall art. I’ve even included how to measure your wall for wall art, and what to look for when it comes to how your images will be edited.
When it comes to images that will make great pieces of wall art – just like personal tastes – the possibilities are endless. Ask yourself, What is the look and feel of my home? Is it beachy? Traditional or modern? Or you are an eclectic collector who’s looking for pops of color to incorporate into your decor?
You might also consider the feelings you want to evoke in each room:
Think about your spaces. Ask yourself what you envision for your photo art. What does the nursery look like? What design elements or colors are important to you? Where do you want to display the art? Do you want black and white imagery? If you prefer to be photographed outside, selecting the location will be important when it comes to achieving a look and feel that will complement your home. Would you like more formal, posed images, or fun and in the moment? Would you like your wall art to accompany artwork you already have displayed?
When you think of a peaceful scene, do you think of perfectly planned, soft hues photographed in a studio? Or a mist-covered meadow at sunrise. Imagine your images and place them in the spaces you think they would best complement. Think about your lifestyle. Is what you imagine inline with your story?
Whatever your goals, we’ll work together to achieve the aesthetic you desire.
Deciding what outfits to wear for your session can be just as challenging as finding the perfect photographer. These are photos you’re going to hang on your walls and cherish for years to come. It can seem overwhelming when considering what to wear, but it doesn’t need to be.
Whether you’re looking for outdoor fall family photo outfits or studio newborn session outfits, I’ll help you style and select the perfect ensembles for you and your family. We’ll incorporate colors from your home into your session to match your decor.
At your ordering session, you will have the opportunity to design your walls by taking a photo of your walls and sending me the images. I will then scale your walls to size so we can see exactly what your wall art will look like in your home!
It’s super easy! Simply take an 8.5×11 piece of paper and lightly affix it to your wall. Step back and snap a quick, clear photo. Email me the image and I can scale your wall to see exactly what your wall art will look like in your room!
If you’d like to create a wall gallery with images added over time, consider a foundational piece or pieces. A single large piece is a great centerpiece that allows you to easily add smaller pieces with each session. A collection of smaller pieces can create a beautiful time capsule collage over time.
If you have limited space, consider my Signature Frame that holds up to three images of the same size in storage behind the featured photo. The Signature Frame is ideal for updating family photos or creating a perfectly designed look without having to worry about how to safely store older pieces.
The Memory Box includes mats purchased in sets of five, which fit standard 8×10 or 11×14 frames. With the Memory Box, we can simply create a wall gallery with a big impact right away.
This featured client moved into their first house in New York, and we are working together virtually. They moved from a small two bedroom apartment downtown into a gorgeous large house. Furnishing a large house with lots of wall space can be a daunting process so we choose to start in the family room right off the main entrance for optimal impact. We curated a wall of black and white images taken from over five of their sessions with me. Black and white was the perfect choice as these portraits will be tied together with colorful artwork on surrounding walls. I am happy to work this way for my clients who live out of town. Your wall art can be drop shipped from Italy and framed by a framer local to you. I will happily consult on design layout and wood selections!
Printed wall art looks quite different from images you see on screens. (Read: print products are much less forgiving when it comes to flaws in quality!) Over-processed images may look pretty or trendy when you’re scrolling through Instagram, but in print, any quality imperfections will be much more noticeable, so keep this in mind when you’re selecting a photographer.
Wall art should be striking, and when it comes to post-processing, a light touch from a skilled photographer goes a long way.
You’re well on your way getting started with planning and shooting stunning imagery for your wall art.
The next thing to do is to book a consultation with me. I look forward to capturing memories to adorn your walls!