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Bigger Really is Better ~ Chico Family Photographer

I wanted to share with you a mistake that I recently made with my own family pictures to show you that bigger really is better!  I know we have all heard it before, but my mistake will really show you how it holds true.

After my own family session I was so, so excited to get one of our images HUGE on our wall.  Besides capturing memories of our family, getting it up on the wall is part of point right?  I made an order to a frame company for a new style of hardwood frame that I also wanted to be able to offer to clients.  As much as I LOVE my Organic Bloom Frames, I didn’t think that style would quite fit with the style we already have going on in our living room.  I wanted to be able to offer both a fun & also a classic style frame to clients.

I got our frame and quickly put it up,

….and was kind of disappointed.  It didn’t stand up to the presentation I was hoping for.  I was also noticing that people had to keep leaning in to see the picture.  Definitely not the ‘wow’ I was aiming for!  And in my opinion, the frame was nothing special.  Nothing I would be excited about offering to clients.

The small frame combined with the other small frames I’d collected over the years was starting to feel a bit cluttered.  When I work with clients on their holiday cards, I usually find myself saying that one big fabulous picture on a card makes more of an impact then a small collage with little pictures.  My living room was starting to look like a small collage.  In my personal life, clutter = more chaos (and more stuff to clean), and with two small boys, I have enough chaos in my life, thank you very much.

I reordered from a different framing company and made the frame bigger.  And this is how happy I am that I didn’t settle, (the new one is hung on the exact same nail as the old one 🙂 )

Wow, right? Exactly what I was hoping for!  Not only do I smile every time walking into our living room now, I am SO happy I found a wonderful new framing company.  This frame is gorgeous and totally customizable.  The frames are offered in both neutral or fun colors, but have a classic feel to them.  I went with an antique white frame, but was able to get a teal undercoat underneath that shows through once it was distressed.  Everything was so customizable and quick!


Before & After

So what did I do with the measly other frame that wasn’t going to get any use?  I turned it into a Pinterest project I have been dying to do 🙂  My earrings are now thankful for that frame.

All three of those beautiful pairs of earrings from the lovely Erin, of Gypsy Sol Designs. Who also went to Chico!


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Analia - I love it!! Sooo cute, would you please tell me where dod you order the frame? I just need one and I looked everywhere and like you The Organic Bloom frames are beautiful but not the style for my house! Please share with me, Thank you so much!


Amber - Looks much better! What size print did you end up using on the final picture? Love the pinterest project too. Pinterest has seriously changed my home for the better. 🙂

kristenp - The final picture is 15 by 30, with a 6 inch frame, bringing the final frame to 27 by 42! I seriously love it and can’t stop staring at the frame and how it looks in the room. And I seriously want more earrings now because I wear them all the time now that I can see them all on display!

kristenp - And I just LOVE your pins, Amber! Keep them coming 🙂

Courtney - Beautiful and so helpful!! If you can please share where you got your final frame too. I love it and have been looking for something customizable and large for forever! Thanks 🙂

kristenp - Thanks everyone! If you are either a professional photographer and interested in offering these to clients, or wishing to purchase from me directly, please email me for information! kristenprivet (at)

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