How to Display and Preserve Your Portraits

Display and Preserve Your Portraits: From Prints to Albums

Hey there, fellow memory-makers! I’m thrilled to be diving into this topic today because there’s nothing that brings me more joy than seeing my clients proudly showcase their beautiful photos in their homes and share them with their loved ones. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and get ready to break it all down together!

Family portraits are like magical time capsules, capturing those precious moments that will forever warm your heart. Whether you’ve just welcomed a new bundle of joy into the world or gathered your extended family for a memorable reunion, these snapshots hold memories that will last a lifetime. That’s why it’s crucial to find creative ways to display and preserve these treasured moments, keeping those memories alive for generations to come. In this blog post, we’re going to explore some fantastic ideas on how to bring your portrait photography to life, from prints that pop to albums that tell a tale, right within the cozy confines of your home sweet home.

Display and Preserve Your Portraits | Clients Home Featuring MDP Photographs on Wall and Bookshelf

Choose the Right Printing Method for Prints

Now, before we dive headfirst into displaying those fantastic family portraits, let’s talk about choosing the right printing method. With technology at our fingertips, digital printing has become all the rage. It offers high-quality prints on archival paper, which is a fancy way of saying it’s acid-free and won’t fade or deteriorate over time. You can go through us to make sure quality control is in place from materials used, image crop and custom sizing, to color control. We will make sure your images, as a collection, look cohesive no matter where they are displayed throughout your home. No worries if you aren’t quite sure where you want your images displayed yet. We have a few recommended labs that produce high-quality prints on archival paper that we will share with you at your ordering appointment.

But hold onto your hats, my vintage-loving pals, because traditional darkroom printing still has its charm. It involves a captivating process, resulting in a truly unique and timeless masterpiece.

Consider Framing

Now, let’s get artsy and talk about framing. Picture this: your family portraits, dressed to impress in gorgeous frames, stealing the show on your walls. Frames add depth, dimension, and a touch of elegance to your photographs, making them the center of attention in any room. When choosing frames, don’t forget to take into account your home decor’s color and style. Think of it as finding the perfect outfit for your portraits, ensuring they’re dressed to impress!

Choose the Right Size

Size does matter when it comes to displaying your family portraits. Large prints can make a grand statement, while smaller prints work wonders for creating a captivating gallery wall. Consider the space you have available and the overall vibe of your home decor to determine the perfect size that will make your portraits pop like confetti.

Albums – Display and Preserve All in One

If you don’t have space on your walls but are looking for an enchanting way to preserve and share your family portraits, albums are your new best friends. They’re like storybooks, allowing you to curate a collection of multiple images that tell your unique tale. They allow you to tell a story and showcase multiple images in a single location. There are various types of albums available, from our thick page, Heirloom albums to our casual Signature fabric cover, photo books.

Heirloom Albums are an excellent choice for preserving your photographs and can be passed down from generation to generation. Signature books are an excellent choice for those who want a more casual photo book. Both are printed on high-quality paper and are great for a coffee table or bookshelf.

Heirloom Family Photo Albums - Preserve your portraits for generations to come

Choose the Right Location to Display Your Portraits

Alright, it’s time to find the perfect spot to showcase your family portraits. Location, location, location! Consider the overall style and decor of the room where you’ll be displaying your beloved snapshots. Choose a spot that complements the vibe you want to create.

If you have an area of your home that you are considering for artwork, send us a picture of your walls and we will show you exactly what things would look like in your space before you commit to anything! Learn more about that process HERE.

newborn nursery with beautiful baby photos

Preserve Your Family Portraits

Now, let’s talk about preserving those magical memories for years to come. Remember, we want to protect our precious family portraits like the superheroes they are! Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you go to display and preserve your portraits:

Keep Your Photographs Out of Direct Sunlight

Sunlight can cause your photographs to fade and deteriorate over time. When displaying your family portraits, avoid placing them in direct sunlight or near windows that receive a lot of natural light.

Clear Glass Box to Display and Preserve your Portraits

Avoid Humid Areas

Keep your photographs in a cool, dry place. Humidity can cause your photographs to stick together or even develop mold. All photos printed with us use acid-free materials and are luster coated help prevent deterioration and yellowing of your photos over time. Let’s keep our portraits in tip-top shape, shall we?

Frame Your Portraits with UV Protected Glass If Hung In Direct Sunlight

If you choose to frame your family portraits, use UV protected glass to protect them from sunlight exposure. UV protected glass filters out harmful UV rays that cause fading and discoloration of your photos. Avoid hanging your framed portraits in direct sunlight, as it can damage them over time.

At Meghan Doll Photography, we believe in HeartART – printed photographs of your family that give your heart that burst of love and nostalgia every time you see them.

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So there you have it! With these tips and tricks up your sleeve, you’ll be well-equipped to display and preserve your cherished family portraits in a way that truly reflects your bright and vibrant personality. Let your photographs dance across the walls and tell captivating stories through albums. And take your breath away every time you catch a glimpse. Get ready to create a loving and joyful atmosphere in your home, where these precious memories are forever celebrated and cherished.

With love and laughter,



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