It’s been such a pleasure getting to know this family starting with our pre-session design consultation, through our fun-filled session in their home and around their Lincoln Park neighborhood, and to completion with the hanging of their portraits on the walls! I’ve been talking to families so much lately about the importance of doing something really special and timeless with their family portraits, so that they can appreciate them every day and to also have something for future generations to remember your family’s story by. This family is truly an inspiration and I thank them for partnering with me to create something beautiful for their home. So I thought that rather than just sharing the images from this session, I’d show the finished artwork that they are now showcasing in their home along with the album that helps complete the whole story of our afternoon together and this precious time in their lives.
This adorable little guy crawling around the halls was interested in what I was doing and got in a couple of shots which I couldn’t resist adding in here. The portraits have been on the walls for about a week, so when I arrived to photograph them, it was really sweet to see finger prints on the faces of the kids in the photos, from when they’ve pointed themselves out proudly.
The room above was destined for the black and white canvas portraits. The mom had such a great vision for this room, from a full wall mural to a cluster of canvases, as we ended up with. This display has 2- 24×24 and 1- 24×30 gallery wrapped canvas.
During our initial pre-session design consultation, we walked around the family’s home and talked about the vision for the session and where they’d like to hang the portraits from our session. At that time I photograph the empty walls and take measurements so that I can digitally design the displays following the session. We also discuss clothing, location, and other session details.
For the girl’s room, we went with something simple since there is so much color on the walls. These 16×24 framed canvas portraits of her spinning around in her room go perfectly above her bed and she loves them too!
For their long upstairs hallways, we decided to go with more traditional framed prints which really completed their beautiful space upstairs and can be admired every day as they go about their daily rituals. Here are 2- 12×18 matted and framed portraits of the children along with an 18×24 of the entire family.
This favorite portrait of both children is spotlighted in the main entry way leading into the kitchen. It’s the perfect spot for such this 20×34 framed fine art print of their children for all to admire.
Last but not least, this classic storybook album is where all the rest of the images are featured that didn’t go on the walls!
If this has inspired you, I will soon be sharing the details of my new Design over Time plan for families. If you have a vision for your walls as your family grows and don’t want to miss out on capturing the precious milestones through the years, then you will LOVE this. Check back soon!