As a newborn photographer, I love to see my work enlarged and displayed. As much as we are in a digital age (and I do sell digital images), there is also a need to print those images and display them for generations to come. When it comes to displaying your newborn portraits, it is very important to keep the size in mind. Many people think that 8×10 is a large print, when in reality it will look very small hanging on a wall by itself. 8x10s are meant for desk prints to be framed and put on a table or shelf. For wall art you want to think big. Thanks to the digital age there are programs where you can see exactly how your images will look on your walls. Here are a few mock ups to get an idea. If you are a current or past client of mine and would like more information on displaying your newborn portraits, I can make some mock ups for you, using the actually space in YOUR home that you want to use!
Displaying your newborn portraits | size matters
The image below shows an 11×14 gallery wrapped canvas on the wall. It looks SO small in the large space. This size image would look much better in a frame on top of the table, not on the wall by itself.
This display looks much better! The middle canvas is 16×24 and the two outer images are 16×20 canvases. One large canvas such as 24×36 or 30×40 would also look great in this space.
Here is another example of an 11×14 gallery wrapped canvas on the wall by itself.
Look how much better this 30×40 gallery wrapped canvas looks in the same space! Such a great focal point.