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  • Three Tips to a Creative Wall Display

    A Wall Display like this is a creative way to decorate any room in your house.  Jen invited me to her beautiful home to help her design this layout and install it.     

    Use these three tips to update or add interest in any room:

    1.  Print images in a variety of sizes.

    2. Use matching frames like Jen did, mix and match frames, or consider mixing framed prints with prints on other mediums such as canvas, metal, or wood.

    3.  Create an asymmetrical layout by arranging them on the floor and measure to be sure it will work well on the wall space you are decorating.

    Read below what Jen has to say about what these images mean to her.

    "Memories are priceless.  I have three young children, and their pictures are my most valued treasures!  There is something so special about holding a beautiful photograph of one of my children and getting lost in their smile, soft skin, eyelashes, eye twinkles, little toes, tiny painted fingernails and the personalities Vicky captures so perfectly!  My mind is so quickly flooded with precious memories from each age!  Holding each photo brings a smile to my face like no digital album can do.  The years go by so quickly, and the joy my prints bring is priceless - I know they will be treasured and enjoyed for years to come. Rearranging pictures and updating my gallery wall is something I look forward to after every photography session with Vicky, and I know when my children are grown, I will be so thankful to have all these pictures from their young years."   ~ Jen

    * Home built by her talented husband Ken - www.kens-construction.com

  • Photography and Design - Nichols Family Design

    The thing I love to do the most for the families I photograph is help them to be able to enjoy their images in their home.  Many people don't know what they are going to do with their images after their session.  Your images can become wonderful artwork for your home and be a really fun way to freshen up your space.  I wanted to post some images from a session last fall with the Nichols family and share how we worked together to come up with a really fun display in their home.  I have loved photographing Sophie and Sam from the time they were babies...

     

     

     

     Bridget invited me to their home to look at and photograph their wall space.  She had a couple of ideas of what she might like for the space below, which is the area we decided to work with.    

    After their session, she came into our studio to view her images and I had prepared a couple of ideas, using the images from their session.  I scaled them appropriately for the space so she could 'see' what the final project would look like.

     

    This is the layout she loved and has installed in her home:

    As their family continues to grow these Canvas Gallery Wraps will be treasures to them.  They can be re-worked with images from a more recent session, moved to a new space, or divided up and displayed in other spaces.  

  • Rice Lake Family Photographer - Photography and Design

    I love combining my photography skills and my design background to create artwork for my clients homes. These are design ideas I presented to two recent clients and they now have these in their homes!  The great thing is, I can show them what it will look like in their home, in proper scale, before they even make their purchase.  These are Canvas Gallery Wraps which don't require framing, but a framed collage is a great option too.