How to design a canvas gallery wall | Frisco, TX Newborn & Maternity Photographer

As a luxury boutique photographer, a part of my job is to provide a professional opinion around what images will look best on a client’s wall, and in what arrangement. I’ve always had the ability to show clients their images on an iPad and also separately draw rectangles on a piece of paper to give someone an idea for my vision. This lasted a bit longer than it should have, but it worked… some of the time. I knew I needed a better way to show them what their portraits would look like on a wall so I started doing some research.

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I found two companies at the time that offered what I wanted so I tested them out and went with the one I thought had the most relevant features. It worked! It allowed me to be able pull my images into a program that had varying backgrounds like bedrooms and living rooms. This provided the visualization we all wanted to see. Nowadays there are quite a few different companies that offer visualization programs for photographers to use but guess what, I’ve stuck with my original selection to this day! I even bought a new iPad (over Black Friday, yes) because the program I chose no longer worked fully with my original first generation iPad 😔😆.

First thing’s first, pick your favorite images. It can be a much longer process than expected if you try and design the wall with about 50 images in front of you to choose from. Narrow down your choices first. Which images elicit emotion, give you that warm cozy feeling, or make you want to share with friends? Selecting your top 5 images is great starting point. Now, you can build around those…

The “rules” when building a gallery wall… don’t always have to be followed. Although most people say to stick with odd numbers of canvases because it’s more visually pleasing, it’s not a hard and fast rule. I can have two canvases next to each other that work perfectly fine together; but, I might just alter the sizes so they “fit” well together. That being said, I pay most attention to colors when designing a gallery wall. If you are creating a 3 canvas collage, you want to make sure the colors are somewhat balanced. Putting blue, white, blue works but blue, blue, white would feel unbalanced. Get my point? D3EF1E98-07EA-40B1-B5EE-C661F09303C8

Sizing is an important factor, too. You need to make sure to choose appropriate sizes for your wall. An 8×10 May look like a decent size on a table, but when it goes on a wall above a couch, you can bet your bottom dollar that it won’t look very good because it’s not an appropriate size for a canvas hanging on a wall. Personally, I like to keep canvases sized anywhere from 30×40 to 16×20. This range of  sizes is pretty appropriate for wall art. The final step is to simply take a step back and make sure the design you have created is something you will want to view for years to come.

If you’ve read this far, I hope you feel a little more confident in the steps to design your perfect gallery wall. Take a look at a few canvas gallery walls I’ve designed for clients for their Reveals. I’ve included the sizes on the walls (below the canvases) for your benefit.

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Putting your memories on your walls shows you value your relationships.

Have you designed a gallery wall before – tell me about it in the comments,

Kristin
http://www.kraeimages.com

 

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Introducing a new product for 2018! | Dallas, TX Newborn Photographer

I’m Sooooo excited to finally announce my newest product offering for 2018!

Introducing: *Blocks of Love* 

These are beautifully handmade wooden products with a rustic and organic feel to them. They are specifically for clients who want something unique, classy, and timeless – Blocks of Love are professional prints merged carefully to wood blocks with gently rounded edges.

I absolutely  these!

All K-Rae Images clients will now have the opportunity to view and hold in person during Design Consultations and/or Reveal sessions! I’m sure you will fall in (Blocks of) Love 

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Original image that was converted into the beautiful circle shaped wood art seen above…

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Interested in booking, contact me today!

www.kraeimages.com
kristin@kraeimages.com

Penelope’s Newborn Photo Session | Dallas, TX Newborn Photographer in Frisco, TX

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This sweet little girl made my day with all of her baby wrinkles. When I get these awesome chunky newborns, I just love capturing those details.

This angel was born November 11th at 9lbs 12oz & 20.5in long.

In the collage below in the yellow blanket newborn image on the bottom and the two images above, you can see 4 different sections in her arm – I mean isn’t that simply divine?! Ahhh! My job is the best – It’s hard for me to even consider it a job sometimes because I love what I do so much and just connect with these tiny humans.

Every little client that comes through my doors is unique and wonderful in their own way. Plus, I get to meet some wonderful new parents and some experienced parents that are still swooning over the newness of baby number 2,3, or more.

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K-Rae Images is a Dallas, TX based newborn photographer located specifically in Frisco, TX. Information and session details can be found on the website: www.kraeimages.com

GIANGIACOMO NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY | K-RAE IMAGES UNIVERSITY PARK, TX PHOTOGRAPHER

I had the pleasure of photographing a sweet little girl who was so excited to have her pictures taken that she was awake the whole session! Lillian Grace only closed her eyes for a second or two as we took pictures with her daddy, but otherwise she was bright eyed and curious of her new surroundings.  Her parents brought in some of their own blankets that match her nursery so we have a variety of new prints shown too. With all of that, her 7 day old pictures turned out nicely (how couldn’t they with such a cutie?!), and I look forward to seeing her grow!

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Miller Newborn Photos | K-RAE IMAGES FRISCO, TX PHOTOGRAPHER

What a coincidence it was that my newest neighbor was pregnant, about to have her 2nd child. This little beauty ~ Charlee Rose ~ was a joy to photograph, and she is so blessed to have such a wonderful family! I’m so lucky to get to see her and her family so often.

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