November 24, 2020

Wall Prints for Senior Portraits | Amanda Howse Photography

Wall Prints for Senior Portraits 

Wondering how to get wall prints for your senior portraits? I’m here to break down all the details on the heirloom-quality prints and products that AHP offers with each senior session, and why it is so important to choose professional prints for your home. You get what you pay for when it comes to wall prints, and the added investment means you will have products you can easily hang and enjoy for years to come.

Why You Should Invest in Professional Prints

Once you receive your ah-mazing senior portrait gallery, it is so important to make sure those photos don’t just sit on your phone, computer, or in a Facebook album. There is a reason everyone loves flipping through old photo albums. It makes us feel connected to our families and gives us a sense of belonging. This is so important for seniors as they transition from living at home with their family to heading off into the big world on their own. Rather than keeping their photos stored away on electronics, having them out in the open is a great way to remind them of how loved they are at home.

I focus on creating timeless portraits for my seniors, and wall prints, canvases, and albums are all incredible ways to display those portraits. After all, you’ve invested both time and money into your senior portrait session, and you should cherish the results! I offer prints and products from a professional lab that are expertly crafted and of museum quality. For parents, displaying your senior’s portraits in the home is a great way to show them how proud you are of them, and all they have accomplished.

What Size Wall Print to Get

While it may be tempting to get an 8×10 print, this size is better for gifts and smaller shelves. A wall hanging should be at least 16×16, and a 30×30 may look even nicer above the bed. Consider the space you want to display the portrait, and whether you want to do just one portrait or a collection of them.

Framed Prints

While canvas wall prints are easy and timeless, some of my clients want their portraits to be framed. If you simply must have frames, keep in mind that a canvas print can be framed, too. Rather than having the wrapped edges exposed, a frame gives the canvas a finished look. There are plenty of options to choose from, and you can match your frames to your existing décor. Choosing matching frames can also give a gallery wall a cohesive look.

Frame Options for Wrapped Canvas Prints | How to Print and Display Your Senior Portraits | A Guide from Tacoma's Best Senior Photographer Amanda Howse

Creating a Gallery Wall

It will be hard for you to pick a favorite portrait from your senior session. A gallery wall is an ah-mazing way to showcase your top picks! Creating a gallery wall may seem intimidating, but you can make just about any space in your home work. While a great big open wall is ideal, you can also create a smaller gallery wall above the couch, the bed, or near a doorway or fireplace.

If you are having trouble narrowing down which portraits to print, decide whether or not you want to follow a theme. You may want to stick with a series of portraits with similar backgrounds or outfit choices. Or you may choose to mix and match to show some variety.

Setting up your gallery wall on the floor first can help you visualize your layout. Then use pieces of paper as stencils to tape on the wall where you will want to hang your portraits. This helps you measure and mark where the portraits will go and saves you plenty of time!

Something else to keep in mind is that your gallery wall can grow over time. You can start with a few portraits, and then add more on later. If your senior has younger siblings, the wall can be used to display their portraits, too, when the time comes!

Let’s Connect!

Interested in wall prints for your senior portraits? Reach out to schedule your portrait session and learn more about the prints and products I offer with each session! You can easily contact me on my website. You can also email me at [email protected], or call/text me at 530-412-0730.

Wall Prints for Senior Portraits: Sizes, How to Hang Them, Gallery Wall Inspiration | Photographed by Tacoma Senior Portrait Photographer Amanda Howse