Does size really matter? Well when it comes to print sizes it does. I think we are trained to think only about 3×5′s, 4×6′s, 5×7′s, and 8×10′s because that is what we have been conditioned to think aobut since we typically see these sizes at the stores, but if you look at the chart below you will see that those sizes are small and I mean small. When ordering professional prints 5×7′s and 8×10′s are typically known as desk or gift prints, because they might sit in a frame on a desk, a shelf, or be given to family members as gifts, but if you are seriously considering wall prints for your home than you need to think bigger than the traditional sizes that you are used to.
If you are going to take the time to get your family together and have a photography session, than don’t you want those images to shine and be the highlight of your home? That is where wall portraits come into play. Larger wall portraits don’t get lost on a large wall like the 5×7, 8×10, and even the 11×14 do in the picture above. Why you might be asking? Scale is the answer. Scale is what tells us in our mind when something seems too large or too small for a space. Let me give you an example; If the 5×7 were the lone picture behind that couch would that look appropriate for that setting? If you answered no than that is your mind telling you that the scale is off. Now try picturing the 30×40 does that seem better? If you answered yes than that is your mind telling you the scale is right. So when looking to order a picture from your session for larger areas such as behind the couch, above the mantle or bed, or that beauiful stairway than it’s time to think bigger. Larger prints or gallery wraps can be statment pieces in your home that others will be drawn to and that will bring you happiness as you seem them hung around your home. I hope this guide will help you to visualize How big print and gallery wrap sizes really are when put in a real live room. When it comes time to place your order take the time to measure your spaces, cut large paper into the size you are thinking about ordering and tape it up in the area you want to put it. I hope These tips will help you to not feel overwhelmed when it comes time to order your prints and wraps.