Celebration Challenge – Day 20 – Creating Your Memory Wall

Oh my goodness! 

We are just EIGHT SHORT DAYS from finding out who is going to be the FREE SESSION winner!  I'm so excited!!  We have eight people in the running and I can't wait to see who it's going to be!  I'm picturing each one of you in front of my lens and I can't wait to give away such a fun prize!!

(I wish I had a free session to win!!)

Anyway, tonight I want to talk about what happens after your session is done.  One of the biggest mistakes my clients could EVER make is to NOT print their images!  Oh … I just die when I hear about this!!

I want you to fall in love with your images everyday.  I want you to enjoy that wonderful memory all.the.time and to be reminded everyday how much you love your family.  That means your special moments HAVE to be on your walls!

So I thought I'd share a few tips to creating your memory wall:


Do a gallery style hanging of your images in frames, mounted on styrene, or as canvases!  A gallery style is a little more modern, usually symmetrical,  and can really tell a powerful story.  Look at the below series I shot of an adorable 12-year old book worm … when I shot this series, I knew it would be amazing hung this way:


Note:  This same style could also be used with six images.  OR even hung horizontally with an odd number of images. 


I love the visual interest of a collage wall and there are really endless ideas for doing this! This style is a little more casual and eclectic and may become your favorite spot in the room.  One of my favorite collage ideas is layering your images.  This can be done on the wall, on a ledge, above a table, or even on the floor! 


(images from Pottery Barn … they have awesome frames, BTW).

Note: An important trick to hanging your images in a collage is to make sure they somehow relate in color or to do them all in black and white. 


Finally … how to hang your images up a staircase.  My best advice is to make sure the angle of the images mimics the angle of your stairs.  Also, consider using a couple larger "anchor"  or focal images and then add smaller images around the anchors.  Here's another  example from Pottery Barn.  


Well, there are a few ideas to get you started.  The possibilities are really ENDLESS and so.much.fun to put together!  Contact me today to book your session and we'll talk all about creating your wall display too!

Until tomorrow … Hugs! 

by bethany

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Jamielyn NyeFebruary 20, 2011 - 11:10 pm

That’s totally me. It always takes me forever to print off my photos, but once I do I love them! I love photos around the house!

Adrianne BreesFebruary 21, 2011 - 6:02 am

Great ideas, Beff! Love the collage idea using individual frames (shown above in the bedroom example) to create your own collage… But how do you hang the frames that aren’t flush against the wall? Maybe I’m just missing the concept that should be super obvious because it’s only 6am and my mind isn’t working yet…

rachel peacockFebruary 21, 2011 - 7:34 am

I have serious issues with this… I am guilty! I have years of precious pics that need to be printed! Cute ideas! I love the overlapping frames. So cool looking!

Catherine LaporteFebruary 21, 2011 - 8:07 am

Now I really wish I had stairs in my house and that I could have your pictures climbing the walls. So many fun ideas!

Vicki ClemanFebruary 21, 2011 - 8:18 am

Love this idea. But like everybody above I need to print my pictures.

Kari HoltFebruary 21, 2011 - 10:44 am

ACK … that’s my girl!! You KNOW I am so excited to get mine printed this time – that was my goal with these photos all along. Now if I can just decide which ones and find a windfall of cash 😉 And the album. So stoked to have them all in one album!!

Jenna ZieglerFebruary 21, 2011 - 2:42 pm

Ok I always get mine printed and hung asap because I love good pictures. My favorite thing about going into a new house is looking at the family pictures.

Amy HillFebruary 21, 2011 - 6:51 pm

i LOVE printing pictures! i LOVE printing seasonal pictures. i LOVE potterybarn frames and ideas! great post Bethany! Can’t believe you’re only 8 days away! You are awesome!!!!!

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