Tips for Wedding Photography and Framing
I grew up believing there are a few important stages in life: graduating from college, finding your first “big kid job”, getting married, and then all the fun stuff that follows marriage. So when those steps fell into place perfectly in my life, I was over the moon! Right after getting my first big kid job post-college, my boyfriend of 3 years proposed to me. I could finally put that lengthy Pinterest board to good use.
Since I’m the baby of the family and all of my siblings had already been through wedding planning, I had plenty of help. Growing up, I remember being surrounded by wedding photos of my parents, siblings, and grandparents. So as I began planning, I knew immediately that finding a fantastic photographer was one of the most important things for me. In fact, it was the third thing I finalized.
So the question is – once you’re back to your normal routine after your wedding, what is the best way to display the hundreds of photos?
My personal favorite is a gallery wall! It’s a great way to display photos of all the people you love. Choose your favorite photography of you and your family, husband, or bridal party to display. Then mix them with action shots from the reception, like this lovely cake-in-the-face shot or your first dance.
The frames you choose for your gallery wall don’t have to all be the same. In fact, most of the time it looks best when you select frames of different sizes, textures, and styles. Here’s a tip for using our picture frames. If you love the style of a frame but the color doesn’t fit your needs, don’t be afraid to paint them! Painting the different frames all one color is a great way to take your wedding photographs and turn them into a conversation piece.
How Can Frames Be Used While You’re Still Planning?
If you stumbled on this post while you’re just beginning your wedding planning, don’t fret! You can still use our frames BEFORE you actually have the photos to put in them. Our specially crafted frames are perfect for decorating your reception. Print out your favorite love-related quote or song lyric in a fancy font and frame it. Then you can place it on a table of other framed photographs of your family, your in-laws, or photos through the years of your relationship!
The latest craze right now is signature drinks. If you’re thinking of having one at your wedding, print out the recipe and stick it on the bar! This way when your guests love the drink, they know how to make it!
Framed Wedding Photos Make Great Gifts!
Use frames to gift family members the special photos from your big day for their birthdays, holidays, or just because. Something I’m going to do for my niece (who holds a special spot in my heart) when she’s older and getting married is give her this framed photo of her wearing my wedding shoes to her as her ‘something old’. I will tell her how for the entire summer leading up to my wedding she practiced her walk down the aisle for her wedding.
On your wedding day, you are surrounded by not only the person you vow to cherish until your last breath but also everyone who has shaped and molded you into the person you are. There really is no better feeling than being surrounded by love. After the buzz wears off and you go from the fantasy bubble to the real world, your wedding photos will be what brings you back to that love-filled day. So don’t let those beauties get tucked away in a box and forgotten. Take the wedding photography framing tips and tricks shared here, display them, and remember the love.
The moments in a wedding is really precious and special that it must be captured at the right time. It is also important to incorporate right framing in your shots! Thank you for sharing this helpful information!
Thanks for these awesome wedding photography tips. All the pictures are perfect. Framed wedding photos are a classic gift.
I appreciated you pointing out that the frames don’t have to all look the same. We got married just a couple months ago, and while we’re still figuring out where we even want to have all our pictures end up at, I like the idea of making each one unique instead of trying to keep a running theme. There are so many memories we want to hang up, and I’m excited to display them in fun ways!
Even if you do want to keep a running theme such as a specific color, don’t be afraid to paint the frames if you like a specific profile just not the color!