Photos hold a special place in our hearts, reminding us of happy memories and special moments we shared with loved ones. Having those memories transformed into stunning wall art not only adds a personal touch to your home decor but also makes those moments feel more real and alive. At Alber Photography, we believe that wall art is not just decoration, it's a reflection of who you are and what you value. That's why we take pride in helping you turn your favorite photos into high-quality wall art that you can admire for years to come. From choosing the right printing options to selecting the perfect location for display, we provide you with tips and tricks that make the process simple and enjoyable. By working with us, you can transform your cherished memories into stunning wall art that not only looks beautiful but also tells a story about you and your loved ones.
Selecting the Best Images
Selecting the best images for your wall art is crucial because it's what you will be displaying and admiring every day. It's important to take your time and carefully choose the images that reflect the moments and emotions that you want to capture. When selecting images, consider the composition, lighting, and overall quality of the photo. You want to choose images that are sharp and clear, with good lighting and color balance. At Alber Photography, we recommend selecting a mix of candid and posed shots to create a well-rounded collection of images. Candid shots capture natural and spontaneous moments, while posed shots allow for more control over the composition and lighting. A mix of both will create a more diverse and interesting display. Finally, it's important to communicate with your photographer about your vision for the wall art and what specific moments and emotions you want to capture. This will help ensure that you get the best images possible.
Choosing the Right Printing and Framing Options
Choosing the right printing and framing options can make a huge difference in the overall look and feel of your wall art. When it comes to printing, it's important to choose a reputable print lab that can produce high-quality prints that are true to color and detail. As mentioned earlier, Alber Photography uses a professional print lab known for producing high-quality prints.
In addition to choosing the right print lab, it's important to consider the various printing options available to you. Gallery wraps, metal prints, and acrylic prints are all unique and modern options that can add depth and dimension to your wall art. Gallery wraps, for example, involve printing the image on canvas and then stretching it over a wooden frame, creating a three-dimensional effect. Metal prints, on the other hand, involve printing the image onto a sheet of aluminum, resulting in a sleek and modern look. Acrylic prints involve printing the image onto a sheet of acrylic, creating a high-gloss, three-dimensional effect.
Along with printing options, you also have the choice of selecting the right paper type, finish, and size for your wall art. Matte or glossy finishes can dramatically alter the look of your prints, with matte finishes providing a more subtle and sophisticated look, while glossy finishes offer a more vibrant and bold look. The size of your prints should also be considered based on the size of the wall space and room layout.
At Alber Photography, we can guide you in choosing the right printing and framing options based on your preferences and the style of your home. With our expertise and experience, we can help you choose the perfect combination of printing and framing options to make your wall art stand out.
Hanging Your Wall Art
When hanging your wall art, it's important to take into account the size of the artwork in relation to the space where it will be displayed. For example, a small piece of artwork will look out of place on a large wall, and a large piece of artwork may overpower a small room. Consider the overall balance of the room and aim for proportionality.
Another factor to consider is the height at which you will hang the artwork. A general rule of thumb is to hang artwork at eye level, which is around 57-60 inches from the floor to the center of the artwork. However, this can vary depending on the height of the ceiling and furniture in the room. For example, if you have high ceilings, you may need to hang the artwork higher to fill the space.
If you are creating a gallery wall, it's important to plan the layout in advance. You can create a mockup by laying out the frames on the floor or using paper cutouts to represent the frames. This will allow you to experiment with different arrangements and find the perfect layout before you start hanging the frames. When hanging multiple frames, it's important to maintain a consistent spacing between each frame to create a cohesive look.
Lastly, don't be afraid to get creative with your wall art displays. You can mix and match different frame styles and sizes to create a unique and personalized look. You can also incorporate other elements such as shelves, plants, or decorative objects to create a layered and dynamic display. The possibilities are endless!
Creating Wall Art from Existing Photos
Creating wall art from existing photos can be a great way to showcase cherished memories, even if you didn't have a photo shoot with us. You can use photos from your personal collection, such as family vacations, weddings, other special events, other photo shoots, to create a personalized gallery of wall art. One way to make the process easier is to sort through your photos and choose the best ones that reflect the emotions and memories you want to capture. We can also enhance your photos using photo editing software to adjust the color, brightness, and contrast to make them more visually appealing. Once you have selected and edited your photos, we provide a user-friendly platform that allows you to easily view, and download your images, as well as order prints directly from your gallery.
Turning your favorite photos from a photo shoot or existing collection into stunning wall art is a great way to preserve your memories and create a personalized display in your home. By selecting the best images, choosing the right printing and framing options, and finding the perfect place to display your wall art, you can create a beautiful and unique display that you can enjoy every day. Alber Photography is here to help you bring your ideas to life. Contact us today to schedule your photo shoot or to learn more about turning your existing photos into beautiful wall art.