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Decorating with Pictures at Uniquely You Photography

I’m happy to share with you a photographer that I’ve admired for quite a while. Sarah and I were on a photo forum a good 8 years ago. I was a quiet reader trying to soak up everything (and nervous to say no to auto), while she was the active pro sharing tips and tricks. I still use a COLOR POP action (in photoshop) she shared on the forum all those years ago. She is an amazing photographer, with a special knack for newborns. She has a beautiful design blog, of which I’ve purchased her unique templates and used them for my family Christmas cards in the past. Today, she shares some beautiful images  of the lovely picture decor in her home!

Hello blog readers! I was so excited when Kristen ask me to be a guest blogger as a part of her Decorating With Pictures series. My name is Sarah and I’ve been a photographer for 8 years. My studio, Uniquely You Photography, is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. I also offer modern template designs for Professional photographers in my design shop, Uniquely You Designs.

As photographers we are endlessly creating images and portrait displays for our clients, but it’s always been a priority of my own to have beautiful images displayed in my home as well. Photos can liven up almost any space in your home, I mean who can resist those smiling faces looking back at you every day? It doesn’t matter if you have a little space or a lot of space, opportunities to display your photos are everywhere. Today I’m sharing how I display photos in my own home.

Upon entering our home you are greeted with this lovely display that continues up the stairs on the second level. This display showcases cherished photos from our session with Pastel Photography.

Three 11×14 images matted to 16×20 frames hang in the dining room.

A collage of 3 prints displayed on the mantle.

I am so in love with this wall gallery, it’s my favorite thing in my home (besides the people, of course. ;)). It showcases almost 14 feet of various images taken of my kids & family over the years – all printed in black & white to unify the display, and hung in our basement family room. If you can’t tell by now, I prefer the look of a matted print. :) I love the gallery style look of a crisp white mat and a simple black frame for wall portraits. Picture overload!

(All frames from this display were purchased at Pottery Barn. Actual photographs range in size from 14×14 to 4×6)

A few more from the family room…

(10×20 framed collage print displayed on easels below)

Framed portraits atop the dresser in the master bedroom. The kids are usually the focus of photo sessions, but it’s important to remember images with your significant other as well. :) Feel free to mix and match frame styles for a more eclectic look.

Each one of my girls has photos displayed in their bedrooms as well.

(Fun tip! Use room coordinating scrapbook paper behind photos to create a fun matted look. The photographs are taped in place on top of the scrapbook paper.)

(24×36 gallery wrapped canvas below)

(24×36 gallery wrapped canvas below)

Thanks for letting me share! I hope I have inspired you to get your images in frames and start enjoying them!! :)

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{If you’ve missed any posts in this month long series, CLICK HERE to see thumbnails of all of the creative shares.}

Kristen Duke

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  1. I love the collage wall- so beautiful!

  2. Wow! I want this many photos of my kids around MY house! I would also like to be able to decorate like that! Beautiful!!

  3. Well done ! This was my fav so far ……thanks for sharing link to pastel photography , she’s local for me , will def. consider having a session with my kiddo’s in he coming year , she captured some great personalities shining thru !