Top 3 Tips For Choosing A Frame For Your Family Photos
Oct 2, 2020 | By: Studio Z Photography
Chances are you have flash drives scattered around filled with digital photos and your computer and phones are full of memories from birthdays, holidays, and other special events in your life. While many of these images can stay safely stored away there is a handful that you might love to have to hang on the walls in your home so you can look at them regularly and reminisce. Most people tend to put off hanging their favourite photos simply because they aren't sure of what frame is best to show off these memories. Consider these tips when selecting your frame.
Tips for Choosing the Perfect Frame:
1. Consider the image you are framing.
From the colours in the image to the sentiment behind the image, you want to choose a frame that will complete the smaller details of the image. Images that are vibrant and colourful can be best paired with a neutral frame to balance it out. Other colour prints can be paired with a coloured frame that brings out one of the colours in the image. Black and white images can look elegant in a light oak frame.
In the example below, the watercolour portrait is paired with a rustic timber frame, to enhance the 'hand-crafted' feel of the portrait.
2. Consider where you are hanging the photo.
The room where you are hanging your photo should also be considered. You want to make sure the frame you choose coordinates with the rest of the colour scheme and style of the room. You want the photos to accent the room décor and not just stand out as a distraction.
In the example below, the think black keyline frames perfectly match the Scandinavian style sideboard. The photos have a fresh, light, and airy feel, which suits the bright and airy feel of the decor.
3. Quality of the frame matters.
Frames are not just meant to decorate a room, a frame is also meant to keep the image well protected. Going with a high-quality frame will protect the image from a number of outside elements like moisture, light, and dirt. For images that you want to truly preserve and enjoy for a lifetime, you should use a professional framer rather than purchase an off-the-shelf frame.
The video below shows examples of frames my clients have ordered from my studio. The photos are printed on fine-art quality cotton rag, then float mounted to show off the deckled edge paper, framed in a deep box frame by my professional framer.
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I'm a professional family and children's photographer based in Melbourne Eastern Suburbs. I will hold your hand from start to finish, from choosing what to wear, to designing unique wall-art pieces to suit your home.