I had a consultation with a lovely woman the other day, & she had a pretty common concern: family photos.
We all have them. We all love them, & in a different way, hate them. They are a pain to organize. It’s nearly impossible to change out the framed version of your daughter’s first Halloween costume, so you add another framed image. And another. And soon your walls & all surfaces are cluttered with these precious moments in time & none of them are getting the attention they deserve.
So what to do? How can we showcase our beautiful families and still have a serene and attractive home? I am going to try to help.
Sidebar: the photos I am referring to are candid ones; pictures that tell stories. Although graduation & sports photos have their place, they do not invite feelings or create questions about when & where the photo was taken. In other words, in my opinion, posed formal photos should be used sparingly. It’s the snapshots with stories behind them that create great cocktail party conversation & show the real personalities of those in the pictures. But that’s just one gal’s opinion.Do you recognize this priceless school picture from the movie “13 Going on 30”?