Display Options For Treasured Wedding Photos
A wedding photographer is no doubt an important part of any wedding budget. Beautiful, creative photographs are meant to be taken of your special day, and that doesn’t come cheap. A good, reputable photographer will run thousands of dollars, (depending on the package you choose, of course), and his job is to capture irreplaceable moments and translate them into timeless photographs.
Uhhh, but then what? Display a single wedding photo, sitting on the fireplace mantle? A photo here and there, scattered across the house? A 10 lb. album that sits on a coffee table in the room reserved for company, just collecting dust? Come on, y'all--we can definitely do better than that!
Gallery walls have been around about as long as Pinterest has, but that’s because they’re an awesome way to display several photos at once, and you can get pretty creative. Here is a great tutorial for putting together a gallery wall,, using all different frame sizes and shapes. And here are some really crafty gallery walls, displaying wedding photographs, compliments of Ali at ltlphoto!
Understandably so, not everyone has the space for a gallery wall in their home. Or maybe you do, but you are soooo over it. How about taking some of your wedding images and printing them out Polaroid-style, and making a sweet display like the one above? You can find a bunch of different ideas for creating Polaroid displays over at deerpearflowers.com.
I also lurvvvvv this single display, from Negin Mirsalehi’s Instagram. According to her, there are 98--count ‘em, 98--images in this frame!
This rustic photo display is sure to complement any sort of casual, farmhouse, cottage, country or shabby chic home design. Personally, I love the look of black and white photos in a window frame display, but you do you, boo! Add a bit of fabric or scrapbook paper, doilies, raffia or whatever floats your boat too, to add color and texture to your display. Use a single window frame or multi pane. Paint to match your decor, or leave white and distressed. It’s a DIY project that is truly all yours. Check out A Dollop Of My Life to learn how to create your own antique window picture display.
I have loved digital frames the minute I set my eyes on one. How freakin’ clever, I thought--taking the images off my memory card or USB drive and uploading them directly to a photo frame that will rotate the images like my own personal slideshow?
Of course, that was like 100 years ago. OK, ok...more like ten. And now it seems that what was once futuristic technology is now, well, a bit antiquated. I mean, what if I wanted to take all these amazing pics that are sitting on my phone and put them on my digital frame? I guess I can use a cloud service to transfer the pics from my phone to my computer. Then I can connect the frame to my computer. Then upload the pics to the frame. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ But whyyyyyyyy? Why hasn't anyone upgraded digital frame technology in like 10+ years?
Actually, they have. Aura Frames has taken novelty digital frames and kicked them up a notch--or two, or three!
Aura frames are beautiful 8 x 12 acrylic digital picture frames--for use in either portrait or landscape orientation--and are available in ivory with rose gold trim (rose gold! *swoons*) or black with charcoal trim. They come with a stand for tabletop use and have accessories for hanging on the wall.
The Aura screen has the same retina display as an ipad, which makes pics look really sharp. But what really takes the Aura frame to the next level is it’s use of modern technology like facial recognition, gesture control, sensors and, most importantly (IMO), a mobile app. The smartphone mobile app syncs a photo album that you created to the device, or you can use the facial recognition software to identify the faces in your photos to automate the process.
Use the “Smart Select” feature to automate updating the frame with your images. The best part? The app will filter out bad photos and dupes, and there’s even a nudity filter so grandma doesn’t see your boudoir pics. Assuming you have boudoir pics, that is.
Speaking of grandma, you can invite your family and friends to collab on your photo albums. They can add their own pics to your frame through the mobile app for an ever-changing, social photo album experience!
Another great feature of the Aura frame is the sensors that determine if you are in the room with it. If you leave and come back, a new pic will be there to greet you. Want to change the pics yourself? Use “gesture control”: swipe back and forth in front of the frame to toggle between your pics. And oh yeah, when you turn off the lights, the frame turns off too. How convenient!
The Aura Frame is so hip, it made Oprah’s list of favorite things in 2016. She, too, is looking out for grandma:
"This digital frame is magic! Download and sync the app, and with the Family Share option, Grandma can see your latest photos on her frame all year long, no social media required." — Oprah
Aura Frames make such a great gift, perfect for the happy couple--or yourself!
P/S--I’m such a DIY diva and I loved so many of these display ideas, I just had to include a couple of honorable mentions in this post!
How do you display your treasured photos? Let me know in the comments below!