Imagine a beautiful wall portrait of your family hanging above your sofa or sitting casually above your fireplace mantel. It is the focal point of your living space. The one thing that everyone who walks into the room will notice immediately. And you smile proudly when you hear remarks about what a beautiful family you have.
Ok, let’s back up a little. What goes in to selecting the right portrait for your space? Of course, the first thing is selecting the right photographer to capture that perfect family portrait (but that’s another blog). If your photographer has done the job right, he/she’s been guiding you all the way through the process, from the first contact until the ordering session as to what the final product(s) could be.
Let’s say you have found the perfect photographer, you’ve had a consultation, had a wonderful photo session, and you’re ready to sit down with him/her to make your selection. Oh, the choices! It will be tough to choose the image(s) that you want to hang on your wall. This is another place that your photographer can really help you. He/she will be able to give you expert advice that you will need to make the right choices.
The next decision will be do you go with a traditional canvas gallery wrap, a more modern stand out mount, an exciting metal print, or a luxurious framed print? This will definitely depend on your taste and what the décor’ is in your living space. If you go with a framed print, be sure that you have the option of selecting the style of frame, deciding if it will be matted or not, and know that when you receive your wall portrait, it will be a finished piece of art ready to hang on your wall.
Then you need to think about the size of the wall portrait. Artwork that is too small will get dwarfed by the surroundings, and a piece that is too big will look as if it is spilling over. A good idea is to measure your space. Better yet, send a picture of that space to your photographer so that he/she can show you exactly how your portrait will look in that space. Then you can adjust style or size as needed.
Wall art, when done correctly, can help pull a space together, give it that finished touch. And of course, your lovely piece of wall art will enhance the room with color and style and be the eye catching focal point of your home. It is an investment that you will enjoy for many years, and then be able to hand down to the next generation for their enjoyment.
Photos By Gum will share with you a large selection of wall portrait choices and frames, provide you with professional advice, and present a high quality end product. Call or email us to make your appointment today.