Capturing the memories
Posted: Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2013
Photo by Lora Denton Photography.
Originally from England, Sarah Ryberg has lived in Charlotte for the last 12 years and is a graduate of UNC Charlotte. After two whirlwind weddings - one in Charlotte and another in her homeland - Sarah is settling into married life and learning what it takes to be a Mrs. You can reach Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, my name is Sarah and I have a photo frame addiction.It's true. Despite the fact that I have a closet full of frames (with nowhere to put them) I continuously buy more. I love pictures and the memories they hold, as well as the creativity you can put into creating a gallery. It takes all of my willpower not to buy a new frame every time Im shopping. Right now, I have two galleries (one for each wedding), but a ton of multi-pictured frames from our trips together. I just recently put together a frame for my pictures of Alice and I have plans of adding many more. However, my next big step is building a gallery of our cumulative travels.
I get many of my ideas from pre-made galleries and Pinterest pictures, but honestly, I put my first two galleries together myself. I take a lot of pride in customizing my collections to fit our experiences and you cant always do that with a pre-packaged set.
If youre looking for some ideas for your wedding pictures, or just love pictures as much as I do, here are a few ways to celebrate those memories in your home:-include mementos - Don't limit your gallery to pictures alone, particularly if your gallery has a theme (like your wedding or a specific trip). Include a frame with ticket stubs or your wedding invites for extra memories.- create your own vocabulary - The pre-packaged collections which include words like love are really gorgeous, but everybody has them. For something creative, come up with your own words for your gallery. For our wedding, Robert and I had the wooden words "I Do" spray painted and placed on our cake table. Now we use the letters as the centerpiece of our gallery, and although I Do is still a popular choice, its personal to our day. You could also use your initials, last name, or the name of the travel destination.- consider different frame types If youre OCD like me, this idea can make your eye twitch. However, depending on your taste, using different sizes and styles can make for an effective photo display. Our American wedding gallery has two frames with circle patterns and the rest are different sizes. Personally, I like using different frame types because it adds a little creativity to the display.
-decorate the frames I have to credit Pinterest for this idea. I just recently found a pin that had frames wrapped in maps. It was colorful and really effective for a travel-inspired display.
Not all of my galleries have the above elements. Depending on the display, some are just pictures carefully designed to highlight important details. But Ive put my heart into each gallery and I absolutely love taking in the memories they bring.
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