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Our Family Potrait

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It’s been quite a while since we took a family portrait… five years to be exact. The last family photo we have hanging on a wall was when me younger son was not quite one year old, and my husband expressed disappointment about this. I agreed with him… we needed a beautiful, updated family portrait on the wall with our boys at age 6 and 8 (and us, before we get older still 😉).

So I pulled out my camera and tripod, set up the timer, and we sat and hugged for some family photos. I took a series of about 30, and personally I loved them all, even the out-takes. It’s my family, of course I loved them all, but I definitely had to cull some… like the ones of my younger son looking bored toward the end, or the ones where I didn’t realize my older son was chewing on gum, and any where someone was blinking or mid-sneeze. I save the out-takes too, but I wasn’t going to blow any of those up, but they are usually so funny so stay in my digital archive for laughs.

I narrowed the choices to the top favorite two from the set and visited PhotoWall.com to see which would look best on a canvas.

PhotoWall.com recently invited me to check out their beautiful offerings for art for the home, which includes wall murals in addition to photo canvases. You can actually create a wall paper photowall, in which you cover a wall with a selection of beautiful artwork they offer or your own image (think baby photos, wedding portraits, etc). They offer the tools to help you remove a section of wall paper (should you need this) to put up your wall paper mural, and our canvas also came with the necessary tools to put together our canvas. It was easy to do, and the canvas is thick and good quality.

We are thrilled to have this now gracing one of the walls in our family room (that was driving me nuts being so bare- it was yearning for a family portrait).


We really need to update this every few years, and continue to add to our existing photo canvas art around the home over the years to remember how our family grew. PhotoWall.com also offers art work that is really beautiful so you can mix it up a bit (you don’t have to use your own photos), both for the wall murals and the canvases. If you enjoy photography and have a beautiful landscape you took yourself, you can also make a photo canvas out of it to show off your talents!

The boys helped me put it together, and they hung it up for me (after I hammered in the wall hardware). The canvas is a 16 x 20 and wraps around the edge of the frame, which is over a full inch thick. Other options include a black or white edge, or a frameless canvas, and you can make your own PhotoWall canvas as large or small as you’d like (as long as the resolution allows for it).

And we love it 🙂 We are so glad we finally created it, and it makes me happy every time I enter to family room ♥︎

Find out more at PhotoWall.com, and get your photo canvases and wall murals in time for the holidays!