fiddle leaf photography
Mar 17, 2019
So, you have this lovely USB drive full of memories from your photo session, but NOW what?
As much as it’s really nice to have digital images, the real power of photographs is only realized once they are printed and displayed. Ink and paper is so much more powerful than pixels and there’s something wonderful about waking up in the morning and seeing your life reflected back at you in the form of a print on your night table….or walking up the stairs and being able to see what your kids looked like 4 years ago when they still begged you for piggyback rides and gave sloppy kisses.
Many photographers will try to push you to print your photos huge, and although that can be nice, I’m a bigger fan of smaller prints in frames that match your decor. Smaller prints are easier to switch out regularly and are also easier to have scattered around your home, both on walls and resting on shelves. When you have your yearly photo session you can keep some of the prints from previous years, add new ones to the mix, switch some out – the possibilities are plentiful and also make the decision-making process of what to print and how to hang the prints much easier.
You could say I have a bit of an obsession with photo frames. I spend my days looking at prints and so I’m always on the lookout for frames that are classic and will help to enhance the beauty of the prints.
Here are 8 great options for getting those photos off of your hard drive and on display:
These walnut frames look great on their own or clustered in a small gallery arrangement. The floating glass works great with the Fine Art Prints I offer with a hand-torn edge and make an already special photo feel extra special.
This frame is another great option to display a hand torn edge, but I love how the leather strap adds a modern touch to the frame. These would look amazing lined up in a straight row down a hallway.
Restoration Hardware has somehow managed to make a frame that feels really modern but also timeless all the same time. I love the antique bronze that is quite delicate mixed with the thick cut class. Can you imagine how nice 5 or 7 of these would be clustered on a mantel?
Sometimes plain surfaces and white walls need a bit of texture and these frames totally fit the bill without taking attention away from the photos they are holding.
I searched for years for a photo ledge that was well built, locally made and able to display many different types of media. I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for, so I decided to have it made. Ben from YEG Woodworks make these ledges for me and I now offer them to my clients. They are great paired with the hand torn prints or with thicker square prints from Artifact Urpsing. The slot can even hold records, so you could make your ledge really eclectic by mixing photos with record covers and other momentos.
This is a great option for a desk at work as it looks great from both the front and back.
These are the frames that are all around my home and were one of my favourite finds of 2018. They have the ability to be displayed vertical or horizontal and I just love how they have a built-in LED light that add a soft glow to a room.
Another floating frame option (can you tell I love them?!), but this one is a bit different in that you order the print and the frame together and it comes ready to hang. Artifact Uprising makes really lovely matte prints and the rich colours look so nice in the acrylic frame. I love how the frame stands out from the wall a bit which adds some visual interest to this really minimal frame. The posts are available in brass or black.
Whichever frame option you choose, I simply encourage you to print at least a few photos from your session so that you can see them daily and see the love while you feel it.