Don’t just hang your photos: Make wallpaper out of them!

by DaniGirl on September 8, 2015 · 5 comments

in Mothership Photography

When a colleague got in touch to have photos done with his husband and son this spring, I was a little bit anxious. Okay, that’s a fib. I was REALLY anxious. It wasn’t so much the photo session that worried me as it was what he planned to do with the photos that sent me into unknown territory with more than a little bit of performance anxiety.

With two dads in the picture, Father’s Day seemed like a perfect date for our outdoor session, but Mother Nature had other ideas and we had to reschedule. The day of the shoot turned out to be perfect for portraits: coolish for an early summer day, with just enough overcast to make the light soft and even. We were shooting at one of my favourite Ottawa locations, and all the cosmic tumblers locked into place for a fun, laughter-filled session. The guys put their trust in me and my ideas for poses and set-ups, and we caught a perfect mixture of posed photos and candid shots. You’ve already seen one of my favourites from that day, but here’s a handful more:

Family photos at the farm

Family photos at the farm

Family photos at the farm

Family photos at the farm

Family photos at the farm

Family photos at the farm

Family photos at the farm

Family photos at the farm

Family photos at the farm

Family photos at the farm

Super cute, right? They were so much fun to play with! Every idea I proposed, they ran with it — sometimes literally running!

Fun, photogenic, playful – what could possibly be worrisome? Well, I was a little *coughLOTcough* bit anxious because I knew that they weren’t just going to frame their photos or turn them into a huge canvas for the wall over the sofa. Nope, they wanted to turn one of their photos into a wall mural. How awesome is that? But oh my goodness, the pressure!

In the end, they chose one of my favourite portraits from the session and with the help of Numerart in Montreal, they turned it into this beautiful custom full wall-sized mural:

Custom mural portrait

Custom mural portrait by Ottawa photographer Mothership Photography

Is that not awesome? I’ve helped many families turn their photos into beautiful custom wall art, but turning photos into wall paper was a first!

Now what are YOU doing with those digital photos sitting on your hard drive and smartphone?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah McCormack September 8, 2015 at 7:35 am

I want one!!! it looks amazing 🙂

2 Lynn September 10, 2015 at 3:50 pm

I just love these shots. You’ve really captured them looking natural and really interacting. It looks like they had a wonderful time – and the wall art is amazing!

3 Sasha September 12, 2015 at 9:39 am

LOVE! The mural and the photos. And those boys, one handsome lot (and a lot of love there, too, you’ve captured it beautifully).

4 StephLove September 16, 2015 at 1:53 pm

Cool idea. And great photo shoot.

5 mark November 28, 2015 at 1:00 am

the way these wallpapers are taken is great, may be one day i will be able to shoot such great pictures and create some high quality wallpapers

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