The 3 Best Ways to Showcase Your Storytelling Photos
I LOVE storytelling series of images. I love how they capture the essence of what life is like in that moment and highlight the tiny things that we might take for granted. Tiny moments of daily life displayed in a way that gives the viewer a glimpse into what your world is like.
But what is the best use of these amazing captures? I've struggled with that myself. Now I have this super cute series of bath time, or bedtime, or getting dressed or family game night, but what do I do with that? How do I honor how special it is? One easy solution is an album. An album is great because it allows you the opportunity to revisit that moment, flip through the pages, pass it around, and view it as a family. An album however, in my eyes, typically lends itself better to a larger number of images than might be needed to tell a simple story like "getting dressed" or "giggles at the park."
I also love wall collages. Wall collages allow you to display the whole series together in any sort of orientation you like. Frame styles or print medium can play a big part and there's a lot of ways to customize it. However if you have a smaller house or not a lot of wall space the downside is that these can end up being quite large.
So that brings me to my new favorite wall display for this type of series - what I'm calling "Storyboard Frames!"
Storyboard frames allow for that same collage effect while having the space saving feature of being contained inside one frame.
The frames I offer are the highest quality and offer two tiers: Standard Acrylic with 99% UV-Blocking or Museum Acrylic which offers 99% UV-Blocking and is Abrasion Resistant and Non-Glare. The prints are archival and have a lifetime guarantee against fading or yellowing as does the mat.
Acrylic is a bit different than glass and some people are surprised when they receive their artwork. But the benefits of acrylic far outweigh those of glass and it is actually a superior product. Acrylic is half the weight of glass and therefore easier to move. It is also shatter-resistant so safer to handle, blocks 99% of UV light, has an abrasion-resistant coating (Museum Acrylic only) and is made in the USA.
I've narrowed my favorite size offerings down to a select few of what I think fits a variety of homes and situations.
The largest option holds NINE 6x8 archival prints in a 3x3 orientation. It can be displayed vertically or horizontally. The mat allows for 1" of space between each print with a 2" border.
The overall dimensions are 24"x30"
This option is similar to the Vente, but instead holds 5x7 prints. It can be displayed vertically or horizontally. The mat allows for 1" of space between each print with a 2" border.
The overall dimensions are 21"x27"
The tall is unique in a few ways. Instead of the usual archival prints, the prints are deckled (or torn) edge archival art prints. They are sized 5x5 in a 2x2 orientation with 4 total images. The mat allows for 1" of space between each print with a 2" border.
The overall dimensions are 16"x16"