The Wow of wall portraits

Have you ever walked through a room or an open space and a wall painting just caught your attention?  Maybe it was the colors, the composition, how real it looked, how it made you just want to go up and take a closer look?  How about a compelling wall portrait?   Maybe in a museum, a government building, an office, or even in someone's home?  How real the person looked, like they were just right there! Have you ever thought about having a wall portrait of your family, your children, you and your spouse?  Although we have always had a fair share of framed pictures of our family around our home, for the most part our "portraits" have been limited to tabletop sized prints - 8x10s and 5x7s.  

Becoming a professional photographer and utilizing the services of a professional photography lab has truly opened my eyes to the myriad possibilities of ways to display images.  Two of my favorites have become the framed gallery wrap and the framed fine art print.   The fine art print can be framed with no glass and while this picture doesn't do it justice, Randy and I were literally blown away when this arrived from the lab.  It is truly 3-dimensional and very realistic.  The size is 16"x 16" square.  Not too big, but big enough to catch your attention. 

I was also really excited when I ordered and received my first gallery wraps in floating frames.  Gallery wraps are great but mounting inside a floating frame really finishes them.   Here are a couple of samples.  Mackenzie is in a 20"x 24" black frame printed on metallic paper - really makes the colors pop!  

I'm really proud of the picture of Randy.  He is a patient model for me and I was so happy to be able to have a great picture of him to display in a framed gallery wrap.  His frame is a 11"x 14" chestnut gold brushed finish .  

So the moral of this story is think outside the 8"x 10" box and envision what your images will look like as a piece of art in your home!