When Jamie and I moved into our new home in Michigan five years ago, we chose a safe and subtle color palette: earthy neutrals. Sounded great at the time, as we had plans to get-in and get-out, back to Minnesota in two years. Ha, funny how life takes it’s own path 😉 Turns out, we love West Michigan and will likely stick around for awhile. So back to that neutral palette… we wanted our house to be sellable when moving time came. So we chose safe colors, and picked up some [boring] artwork from a local home design store. I needed something that would fit above the mantel and this did the job. After it was hung, I pretty much forgot it was even there. How uninspiring! 😛
Fast forward five years, and I’m running a wedding and lifestyle photography business where I encourage my clients to USE their images. Hang them in your home, bind them in albums, share them, display them, love them! One day I took a look around our house, and realized all we had displayed of our OWN images was an 8×10 and a 5×5. Could that really be IT? In our home studio, the walls are filled with huge wedding images of our clients. How in the world did we overlook this?
Time to take my own advice. I pulled out our DVD of wedding images from May 2006, and selected two of my favorite pictures of us, in front of Lake Superior. I carefully prepped the files for canvas production and sent them off to my lab. They arrived two days ago, and they are perfect! Each canvas is 18×25, so we’re talking over 4 feet of canvas on the wall! They add color and life to our great room, and warmth and personality to our home. Its the first thing you see when you walk in our front door, shouldn’t it be something beautiful? Here’s the before and after:
So much better!!! Color! Life! And I know y’all are jealous of my huge poofy veil. It IS pretty fabulous 😉
I want to get new little letters… “love” instead of “home” maybe? In white lowercase?
My hubby is so handsome 🙂 In case you’re curious, our wedding was photographed by Alan Johnson Photography, Duluth MN.
In honor of us finally getting our own wedding pictures displayed, we’d like to make it a little easier for you to do the same! Contact me today for special pricing on canvas orders placed between now and March 18th. That’s just a little over two weeks! You can do this! Just choose your favorite images to display, measure the space where you would like it/them to go, email me with the details, and we’ll get this rolling! I’ll help you choose the perfect size, or design a wall display of several images. It’s time to beautify your space!