2.20.2010

photo montage DIY

Pictures capture memories.  Memories that are priceless.  I always said I would limit something else in my wedding budget in order to allow more money for the photographers. That we did and we had a wonderful photographer for our wedding.  I visited bridal fair after bridal fair and just happened upon our photographers.  Our photographer, Jessie, actually had her studio in this cutesy little area across from where I attended a small bridal fair and found NO ideas from.  I left annoyed and disgusted, but Jessie's hubby, Chris, actually held the door for us when we were leaving and was passing out their card.  Well, if I just went to the cruddy bridal show for that moment...then that's what happened! Kriech-Higdon Photography was the perfect mix of artsy and traditional.  Me in a nutshell. :) This husband/wife team was a wonderful tradition to our wedding festivities and were so fun to be around.  Check out their website if you live in the bluegrass state or surrounding areas.  They're great.

Photo by Kriech-Higdon Photography


Anywho...as beautiful as our wedding pictures were, I got all the proofs into an album and ooed and awed over them until a year after we were married, before I finally made up my mind on what pictures I wanted framed in our home.  (I stink at making decisions, so therefore, I become frozen.  Hence why we didn't have wedding pics on our walls until a year and half after the big day.  You can laugh at me...I laugh at myself about my indecisiveness.)

So I put the two romantic-y pics I love of us in our bedroom.  But, I wanted a little collage of our day in our living room to start our family picture collection.  So I put together a little photo montage.  Here's the DIY tutorial:

Gather your pictures and frames.

Stage the pictures on a surface before hanging them on the wall. (Less holes in the wall and less frustration!)  I have also seen where people have traced the frames onto a piece of paper and then tape the paper on the wall to see how the frames will look hanging in those positions.


I like the mixture of tones of frames.  This is completely up to your taste.  I had the wooden frames left over from our reception and found the white matted frames for $2 each on sale at Target.  For the best look, you also want to have various sizes of pictures.

Here it is on the wall. Love it!


Bare, green wall BEFORE.


Fun photo montage green wall AFTER.




I love the fact that this can grow and change as we grow and change as a family.  Have you done a little photo montage-ing yourself and have tips? Please share! Or maybe this provided just the inspiration you needed to start your own photo collection? Then enjoy!


Happy weekend, my blogging friends!




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10 comments :

  1. Cute pics! And I love this color green! LOVE it!

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  2. I love your photos! They're SO amazing. And I love that you're planning to add photos through the years!

    Happy SITS Saturday!

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  3. I love this. Very unique. I am super indesecive too but I say that I make the decisions for 22 little ones all day.

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  5. WOW! I love picture groupings. Just quick note to say THANK YOU for stopping by my blog on my SITS Day last week. And what a great day it was! I don't do many giveaways (they make me nuts), but I do have a good one on a great kids book that ends tonight so pop by and enter if you get the chance. Hope to see you soon!

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  6. I love adorning walls with lots of pictures and i think even tho it took you more than a year , the wall looks fabulous now ..
    Following you from Friday follow .. Hope to see you soon .
    Cheers :)

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  7. I like the green walls, a lot!
    I love making the wall collages. My problem.. I need more walls to make more, LOL!
    Stopping by from SITS!

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  8. Hey There! Friday Follower here:)
    ~Trista

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  9. The pictures look great on the wall and I love the mixture of frames. It really will look fantastic as it continues to grow.

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