03.13
2013

Wall Portraits 101 : A Step-by-Step Guide

At Aaron Watson Photography, we love nothing more than to see your wedding pictures displayed in your home! We recognize though that choosing the appropriate frame and size can often be a daunting task. Therefore, we have created a step-by-step process to ensure you have a beautiful Wall Portrait in you home that would make any interior designer proud!

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Our Living Room in the Aaron Watson Photography Studio

1. Choose your picture : Select one of your favorite pictures from your wedding that you would love to see everyday. A statement wall portrait (our personal favorites are our panoramic images!) is sure to be a conversation starter and brighten any room! If you are having trouble choosing just one picture, consider grouping smaller portraits together to create a wall gallery.

Panoramic Canvas Gallery Wrap

Panoramic Canvas Gallery Wrap

2. Choose your location and size :  Display your wall portrait in an area of your home where you spend a lot of time. Over the living room couch or above your mantle are some great places to consider! If you are planning on moving after your wedding, you can always pair your wall portrait with furniture that will be going with you. Once you have settled on a location you can determine the appropriate size of your Wall Portrait. The Wall Portrait should fill the space well and not be too small or large. For example, a horizontal (or square) wall portrait should be at least 50-75% as wide as the sofa it hangs above.

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3. Choose your style: Are you classic or modern? Would you like Framing or a Canvas Gallery Wrap?

For a classic look we suggest you frame and matte a picture with UV rated glass to protect your treasured picture. We love using Fine Art papers with a little texture to add an additional artistic feel.

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Framed and Matted Wall Portrait

For a Modern look we suggest you choose a canvas wrap that will stand alone without a frame. The texture and the way the image pops off the wall easily adds a modern flair to any wall!

Canvas Gallery Wrap without a frame

Unframed Canvas Gallery Wraps

We love to combine the modern and classic by framing our canvases! Canvas adds the feeling of a beautiful painting to the picture, while the framing adds a WOW factor making it a showpiece among our other pictures!

Framed Gallery Wrap

Framed Gallery Wrap

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As you can see when it comes to framing, there are many unique ways to customize how you display your wedding photos. Most importantly, we want you to have fun thinking through the details. We look forward to helping you select the best way to showcase your Wall Portraits, so they can be enjoyed by all of your friends and family!

All pictures by Aaron Watson Photography. Aaron Watson Photography is a full service wedding and family portrait photography studio that provides framing, canvas gallery wraps, and many other options in house. Visit our website or contact us to find out more: www.aaronwatsonphoto.com.



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