One of the first questions I ask my clients when we talk about a photo session is, “How do you want to enjoy your portraits?” I have a number of beautiful portrait options available, but almost everyone wants to include some tabletop displays. I wanted to show you a couple of places in my house that I display my portraits both old and new.
I remember years ago that a friend came to my house who had never been there. She said, “Where are all your family pictures?” I did not have many at the time because I wanted to display them perfectly, and I didn’t want them to look mismatched. Since that time, I have come to realize that even though I have some professional looking pictures I would never want all professional pictures displayed in my house. My taste in decor has changed over the years, but the most beautiful and artful decor I have selected are my family pictures. Those have remained timeless.
Here is an image from my bookshelf in the family room. I did buy some gold frames in different hues to make the display seem cohesive, but the pictures themselves are all from different times in our family’s history. One is actually a painting!
I have another display that I really treasure. This is located in our sun room where we spend a lot of time. The pictures here are all of the children and my husband. These are all high quality mounted prints and one metal print that I have displayed on an easel. Because these are all standard frame sizes, I can change them out frequently if I like.
I love to use frames from the antique market or even frames that my Mom discarded that I remember from my childhood. I can’t imagine someone coming into my house today and not knowing what is important to me after looking around a few minutes. When you choose to display your portraits you are choosing to display your heart! I want to encourage you not to wait until everything is perfect and book a photo session now. You will NEVER regret the decision to document your family spirit!