I didn’t come up with it, but I read it somewhere and thought just how true it is!
In the days of film, I would walk in to my local photo lab with a 24 exposure roll of film and walk away with about 20 photos to put into my albums. I’d get reprints done and send them away to my family so they could enjoy pictures of my son as well. And now with everything going digital, I love being able to easily email or update my facebook with current pictures. But I still print them out and put them into albums. For many reasons: Peace of mind. It’s just an extra back up. I would NEVER want to lose my memories to some stupid technology-fail. Secondly, I like to see everything as it happens in order. Not having to search through folders and folders of file numbers on my computer. I also like to scrapbook, so its fun tell a little story that way.
But any really special photos I try to print up a little bigger and frame them. Something that you can see every day and enjoy. I know as consumers we were taught that if you want something for your photo album – order a 4×6. If you want to put it in a frame on your desk – you will need a 5×7. And if you want something bigger for your wall – you order an 8×10. But in truth, you need to measure your wall space and make sure you are ordering the appropriate size – or it will just look silly. Trust me. If you are doing a grouping of photos, order a couple smaller ones. But if you are looking for a big focal point of your home, measure and fill the space! You’ll thank me later.
This has been something I have wanted to do for YEARS now. I needed a wall portrait of my kids larger than the portrait of my cat. It was time. I love this image – but love it MORE as a 24×36 on my wall. So don’t be afraid to take the plunge and put something big on display. If you have an image you love – just do it! All of my wall portraits 11×14 and larger are mounted and laminated – all ready to be framed and enjoyed!
(Ha ha! My poor cat thought I was taking HER photo! Just look at her posing for me…heehee.)