What to do with your favorite photos

Have you found your favorite photos?

I love not being weighed down by the thought of how many photos are on my phone. Your kids are the MOST PHOTOGRAPHED generation of all time! I remember when my son (who is 8) was born we didn’t have camera phones and so compared to my daughter (born just 3 1/2 years later) there are thousands more photos of her!

So what are your plans for all those photos?

You might want to start with my phone photos makeover. Want the tips? Click here! It will walk you through the best practices to get those photos more organized and actually save the ones that are worth it.

Here are some ideas of what you can do with 10 of your favorite photos!

Gallery wall!

Here are some designs that will help inspire you.

I would give this some thought as to which type of gallery fits your home and your personality better. After you’ve thought about that just pick your favorite 10 photos! You will LOVE seeing them larger than your phone screen. I promise! Don’t overthink this part. Just pick your favorite nine that have a good balance between all of your kids - you don’t want one kid dominating over the other. Just pick photos that spark joy. They greatest thing about using frames is that when you get a different favorite you can just update the photo in the frame! So you are not committing to this photo forever.

Where should you get your frames? I always suggest buying frames with acrylic instead of glass so that when your kids kick the soccer ball the acrylic won’t shatter! For consumers I’d suggest Artifact uprising. They have an easy tutorial of how to update your frames with new photos.

Have you been wanting a gallery wall but the thought of it totally overwhelms you? You don’t know what arrangement you want or maybe you do know but you don’t want to add another thing to your honey-do-list with installation all of those photos? Contact me and I can schedule a free consultation to getting a family photo gallery in your home in less than 30 days ——- using those favorite photos on your phone! Just mention you want to a free consultation to put a photo gallery wall up in your home. Psst! I’ll install it for you with the purchase of three or more wall products!

A Calendar

Wouldn’t it be great if all year round you had a favorite photo to look at, and a different photo each month? Artifact Uprising has these great brass calendars that can sit on your kitchen counter, end table, or make a great addition to an office. Guess what??? You can choose the starting month of the calendar so in the middle of the year purchase this! How great is that?

Display Box

Do you get tired of looking at the same photos? Do you like to switch up your decor? My husband and I love to rearrange the furniture of our house! For this exact reason I actually don’t have a wall gallery in my house but a photo ledge that I can switch out the photos! You can achieve this but purchasing your favorite photos and putting the non display in a box. There are two different options for this. One is from Artifact Uprising and you can see a photo on the front of the box while the others hang out in the back. There is room for 50 of your favorite photos!

There are also keepsake boxes that would make a great way to keep your favorite photos on hand!

Pro tip: You should get MOUNTED 5x7 prints to go inside this. Mounted prints will withstand many people touching them and bringing them out of the box. Get those at mpix too! Mpix is a consumer company to the professional company I use for my business.

Pro tip: You should get MOUNTED 5x7 prints to go inside this. Mounted prints will withstand many people touching them and bringing them out of the box. Get those at mpix too! Mpix is a consumer company to the professional company I use for my business.

Chat Books

Want an easy solution that will get photos into your kids hands? Try Chatbooks! They’re so easy, cute, and I often see my kids flipping through them or reliving our adventures by showing them off to guests!

Chat Books. Really easy but not awesome quality.  A great way to get your photos printed in a book and into the hands of your kids. They're durable and cheap! I just made a book from summer of our family's 30 favorite photos. Get $5 off your first chatbook with the code "FIVECB"! PRICE: $10+shipping or a subscription service. They have an app where you just favorite your photos and then the print one photo per page. It’s designed to be VERY simple not flashy. This way you can see your photos and not have to flip through the thousands on your phone!

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Does all of that seem overwhelming to you? Start a FREE consultation with me to clean up the thousands of phone photos and get your favorite photos in print in your home. I’ll start by asking you about your favorite photos, any ideas how you want them displayed, give you options how to display them best to fit in your style, you can purchase what you like, and then I’ll install anything that goes onto the wall.