• Emily

How to create a Photo Wall

Updated: Sep 3, 2020





One of my clients sent me an email that basically read - I want a photo wall but I can't do it and I don't want to learn how. Can I pay you to walk me through every single step?


My response - YOU BETCHA!


People tell me that photo walls feel really overwhelming to do - I have a theory though that photo projects aren't difficult if you know how to do it. So, put me in coach I'm about to demystify it for you and I won't charge you. In fact, if you wanted me to do I would tell you to hire a designer.


Let's get started - the most critical and fundamental step in all photo projects is to know what you want to and release the idea that it will be perfect. Perfect artwork is boring and uninspiring.


Ok, first step is figure out what you want to do.


Step 1: Figure out what you want and where you want to put the photos. In my family we have a wall of my favourite artwork. I walk into our front door and immediately feel happy. Some pieces felt like big financial investments, some were special gifts and one is a $10 poster we got in San Francisco. My dining room has turned into the kids school space so when I tried to photograph the space he freaked about added back those damn sticks he decorated and all the other clutter. Ok, I'll stop ranting. The key to selecting a style is to first find inspiration and showcase your very favourite things. Ask yourself how do you want to feel when you look at it?


Step 2: Start collecting photos you love. A photography professor once