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your family, your art | tyler & longview, texas children and family photographer

So, you were looking for a photographer.  You found me (so glad you did!).  And you made an appointment for a session.  The session went great, you’ve seen your gallery (of course you love your images!),  and now… you’re overwhelmed.  You are staring at this gallery full of images of your child / family and you don’t know where to go with it.

I hear this a lot.  In fact, I went through it myself.  When looking at images of my boys from a session, I would ask myself, “what am I to do with all these pictures?”, “where can I put them?”, etc, etc, etc.

Sound familiar?

Then, I had an epiphany.  I looked around my house, full of random “wall art”, none of it which I had an emotional connection to.  Basically, it was just stuff I bought to fill up empty wall space.  A picture of fruit here, a Parisian street there.  And I thought, what is *art*?  More importantly, what is *my* art?

Art by definition is the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.  <Yes, yes, I know that sounds really over the top and technical, but just stay with me – I do have a point!>

Well… my children, my family, even my dogs, the people/beings I adore, are what I think of as beautiful, certainly appealing and obviously more than ordinarily significant!

So, my family became my art.  Truth be told, they were already my art and I just didn’t know it.  Sometimes I’m a little slow to the punch like that.

And where is all of this “artsy” talk taking us?  What is the point, so you say?  Well, the point is my “Inspire Guide”, full of ideas of how to hang your precious masterpieces, in a most sublime manner.  And better yet, I’ve done all the work for you.  I’ve captured your art, now I’m giving you ideas on how to display it.  An example is shown below.  This is just one of many collections that can be done, some basic in approach, some more creative.  In fact, after your session I am happy to provide a book chock full of inspirational ideas.  You can take it home, walk around your house with it, stare at your walls and the various possibilities… you get the point.

So, now the only question is… what are you waiting for???


Until next time,


January 27, 2010 - 5:02 pm AlexM - i LOVE it. this is extra easy for those family with a few kids. here is a shot of our living room the day before out 4th was born: moms out there. listen to tammy. she knows what she is talking about. get some amazing images of your kids. get them printed large. hang them up! great post tammy.

January 28, 2010 - 9:33 am Angela - Love this! Your work is DEFINITELY art :o)

March 18, 2011 - 4:43 pm jmk’s | child photographer tyler & longview texas » Clarity Photography - [...] Though it doesn’t happen as often as I’d like, I do occasionally get my own two boys in front of the camera!  This session happened a couple of months ago, was super spontaneous, and I ended up *loving* what we shot.  I used several of these images in a collection for my living room – (1) 30×40 flanked by (4) 12×12 images.  I’ll have to blog an image of the grouping on my wall, I really do love it (future post!).  In fact, a while back, I blogged a post about making your own family your wall art – if you missed it, you can read it here. [...]

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