A gift for Grandma…

I have to tell you that these kids were perfect!  You could tell they hang out together all the time and I just loved how close they were.  I’m only posting a couple because Grandma wasn’t able to make the session and want to show her all the images so I can see the look on her face 🙂  What a beautiful group and they made it sooooo easy!!  I really enjoyed hanging out and hope they make the cousin session an annual event!!

Art for your walls…

Before photography was my profession, I, like many people considered and 8×10 a wall portrait.  I would occasionally order an 11×14 of my favorite photographs thinking this was a BIG image.  I think many look at the numbers 16×20 or 20×30 and think,” that must be a mural!”    Actually,  it’s not,  and depending on your space a larger image or a collection of smaller images is usually more in proportion with your walls and furniture.   When we think of an art gallery we think of huge images (poster size)  hanging for all to see.  Why not make your images of your little works of art the center of your room.  The focal point.  I’m attaching a couple examples to show you.  I have never had someone say to me, “Gosh I wish I had ordered that smaller!”

Here is a 20×30 gallery wrap hanging above the chair I used to shoot it.  The image on the chair is an 11×14.  Although the photo is BIG, it fits really well hanging above the chair.

One of my clients ordered a 24×36 gallery wrap and (2) 16×16 gallery wraps.  She was kind enough to send me an image of her display.  I love how it shows the proportion.  Those are large images, but they fit perfectly in this room.

I would love to see how more of you are displaying your prints and canvas.  If you’d like to e-mail them to me at shannonwalton@sbcglobal.net I would love to share them 🙂

Say goodbye to the shoebox!

This is product week here at Shannon Walton Photography 🙂  I decided to share some of the great products we have at the studio to showcase images from your session.  Love these boxes.  I printed one for each of my own kids.  I plan to do this once a year and add images to the box throughout the year.  Do you have images thrown in a shoebox?  Why not store them in a beautiful box that is a piece of art all on it’s own?

Voting begins tomorrow!

I will post the caption entries and voting will begin tomorrow (12-23)!  Voting will end Dec.31 at 11:59 p.m.   I would love to donate the entire $500 to St. Jude so tell your friends and family, your families friends and your friends families to vote 🙂

Only one vote per household.  Good luck to those who entered and thanks so much for taking the time to send in your captions.

The blog has been looking a little blah with all these updates but no photos so here is a couple from our first snow session at the studio.