Framing family photos and hanging them on the wall is a wonderful way to show off professional portraits. Last week, I made a delivery of some gorgeous prints to friend and client Maya. The framed family photos looked so fantastic hanging up on the walls of the family room that I wanted to share the final results. I also thought it would be informative to prospective clients to talk a little bit about the design process.

Design Services Eliminate Uncertainty About How to Display Framed Family Photos

Just as important as taking the pictures is deciding how to display them, but the idea of choosing the best photos and then figuring out what to do with them can be really overwhelming for many clients. That’s where the professional comes in! I offer this design service as part of every regular photo session. That way you won’t be left with any uncertainty about the best way to show off your pictures.

Design Meeting Helps Decision-Making Process When Framing Family Photos

Maya and her family recently moved to a new house with a ton of wall space.  A few weeks earlier, we had met at her home so she could show me some of the areas she was considering displaying family photos. There were so many potential spots, but we chose to focus our attention on the large open family room adjacent to the kitchen, a place where the family spends most of their time and would be able to enjoy seeing the pictures every day. 

Scaled Mock-up Takes the Guesswork Out of Final Plan

During our meeting, I took some photos of the walls, made suggestions, and superimposed various arrangements of the framed prints on the images of the wall space. Doing scaled mock-ups with the finished pieces that included matting and framing took all the guesswork out of how it would end up looking in real life. Here’s the mock-up of the final plan we came up with:

Mock up of family photo display to show client how large framed prints of her daughters will look hanging on the wall.

Final Result of Framed Family Photos Looks Exactly As Expected!

A simple, elegant, high-impact display that is both warm and personal – perfect for a family room. The previous owners had installed and left behind an ingenious system to display artwork throughout the whole house. It included tracks along the top of almost every wall from which wires with hooks could be affixed at any position to hang the artwork without any hammer or nails. Straight out of the box, the framed prints arrived ready to hang. That enabled us to get them up on the wall in the correct spots within minutes. No fuss, no muss. It looks exactly as amazing as we expected it to look! You almost can’t tell which is computer-generated and which is the real deal.

Two Individual large framed portraits of each daughter make a dramatic and beautiful display of family photos

I wholeheartedly believe that you should display your family photos. There are so many reasons to display your family photos that I recently wrote an article on this very subject.

Julie Kubal family portraits Washington D.C.About the Photographer and Author:

Julie Kubal is a child and family portrait artist and photographer serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She is passionate about creating warm and meaningful artwork through modern portraits and lifestyle photography at a location of your choice!