One project that we're doing for the entry is a big picture ledge/wall hooks combo. We collected about a dozen frames and will be printing out black and white family photos to display. I asked out client to send us all of her favorite more relaxed and candid shots of her family.
When the subjects aren't necessarily looking right at the camera, or if the composition of the photo is really unique (like in the first image here), there's a good chance the photo will feel more like art than just a traditional family photo hanging on the wall. Here are some of my favorite examples:
This one's from Pencil and Paper Co. How GREAT is the mylar balloon idea!? The possibilities are endless here. So cool!
Such a sweet tribute to mothers! I love the contrast here too with the black and white backgrounds.
This photo was the homeowner's grandpa! So cool and artsy, right? But still so personal. I really love it.
I love these portraits shot against foliage. It's a pretty way to incorporate the color and textures of nature as well as those sweet faces.
I think the long horizontal formatting of these photos below is really fresh - and perfectly sized for that little wall.
Every time I see this photo, I'm blown away. How cool to do an underwater family portrait!! You can grab a disposable camera for just a couple bucks here!
Graphic prints in clothing are a fun way to add pattern to your walls!
When in doubt, just off-center your subject in the composition. And babies are always a good idea. :)
PS Some more family photos and display inspiration!