Hello blog readers! I was so excited when Kristen ask me to be a guest blogger as a part of her Decorating With Pictures series.  Every day in February she has a different guest blogger sharing how they decorate with photographs.  Check it out for lots of ideas and fun decorating tips!

As photographers we are endlessly creating images and portrait displays for our clients, but it’s always been a priority of my own to have beautiful images displayed in my home as well.  Photos can liven up almost any space in your home, I mean who can resist those smiling faces looking back at you every day?  It doesn’t matter if you have a little space or a lot of space, opportunities to display your photos are everywhere.  Today I’m sharing how I display photos in my own home.

Upon entering our home you are greeted with this lovely display that continues up the stairs on the second level.  This display showcases cherished photos from our session with Pastel Photography.

Three 11×14 images matted to 16×20 frames hang in the dining room.

A collage of 3 prints displayed on the mantle.

I am so in love with this wall gallery, it’s my favorite thing in my home (besides the people, of course. ;)).  It showcases almost 14 feet of various images taken of my kids & family over the years – all printed in black & white to unify the display, and hung in our basement family room.  If you can’t tell by now, I prefer the look of a matted print.  :) I love the gallery style look of a crisp white mat and a simple black frame for wall portraits.  Picture overload!

(All frames from this display were purchased at Pottery Barn. Actual photographs range in size from 14×14 to 4×6)

A few more from the family room…

(10×20 framed collage print displayed on easels below)

Framed portraits atop the dresser in the master bedroom.  The kids are usually the focus of photo sessions, but it’s important to remember images with your significant other as well. :)  Feel free to mix and match frame styles for a more eclectic look.

Each one of my girls has photos displayed in their bedrooms as well.

(Fun tip! Use room coordinating scrapbook paper behind photos to create a fun matted look.  The photographs are taped in place on top of the scrapbook paper.)

(24×36 gallery wrapped canvas below)

(24×36 gallery wrapped canvas below)

Thanks for letting me share!  I hope I have inspired you to get your images in frames and start enjoying them!! :)