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Wall Art Wednesday – Family Portraits

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Hey there! I’m starting a new feature here showcasing photography as art in people’s homes. About every other Wednesday, I’ll spotlight something that will hopefully inspire you to decorate your home with portrait art. Sometimes I may feature a client’s home that displays my work, other times I may show you something else that I find inspiring. Who knows, I may even show you something that I enjoy in my own home every day!

This week’s home belongs to Connie. Her three grown daughters gifted her an extended family portrait session, which they experienced last fall. This session was a long time coming; they waited a few years for her granddaughter to make her way to her new home all the way from China! Now that the family was complete, they wanted to document this time in their lives. Here is her beautiful family:

Brighton Michigan Family Portrait Photographer

Connie wanted to enjoy her beautiful family every day, so we created two spots in her home where she could hang her portraits. On one wall, between two doors, I designed a grouping of four 11×14 canvases. Each of her daughters’ families were captured, and Connie was in the fourth canvas with her beloved six grandchildren. The canvas display looks like this:

Brighton Family Portrait Photography Wall Art 2

She also [of course!] wanted to proudly display a portrait of her whole family, but she liked the idea of a traditional frame for that wall art. We selected a beautiful brown wood frame in a 20×24 inch size, which she hung on the wall facing the front door. It’s the first thing you see when you walk in!

Brighton Michigan Family Photography Wall Art 3

Even though we mixed canvases with a traditionally framed portrait, the display looks stunning. The location she selected is perfect – – they are visible to both her guests and to her every day.

Connie has been very pleased with her groupings, which we installed right before Christmas. “The portraits done of my family are so beautiful and rich. I feel Angie really captured their personalities. It is such a joy to be able to look at what I truly see as art work, on a daily basis.”