One of my favorite things about taking photos everywhere I go, is being able to fill my personal spaces up with those beautiful memories so that I can look back on them and relive them whenever I please. In an increasingly digital age, I think it’s important to have tangible copies of your photos, whether framed, in a photo book, or in a photo album. Call me old-fashioned, but I believe there’s something very powerful about seeing your photos on surfaces outside of the digital interface; this way, they aren’t consumed with other digital “noise”. They’re only for yourself and those you actually invite into your space to see, and it’s a far more personal and focused experience.
Anyone who knows me well, knows that I’ve had the intention of creating a gallery wall in my room since I moved back to San Francisco. Thanks to the help of Framebridge, I’ve now successfully filled up the majority of that gallery wall with an eclectic selection of their gorgeous frames that seem to pair perfectly with my travel photos. Starting at just $39 a pop and their largest frames maxing out between about $150 – $190 (they get pretty huge), they’re a really affordable solution to custom framing. They also have a wide (but not too wide) and very carefully curated selection of frames that will suit all tastes. Whether you’re into minimalist, classic styles, or you’d rather decorate with funkier frames with a bit more character, they’ve got the frames for you. I love them all so I mix and match, and thankfully they all go wonderfully together.
For this round of framing I chose 5 photos – some of my beloved memories in different countries with varying landscapes. I immortalized the most beautiful sunset I’ve ever seen in Bali, a campervan shot from our roadtrip with 69Campers through the South of France, one of my favorite photos of my boyfriend Emil and I in the Philippines, and 2 scenic shots of the incredibly picturesque Santorini that I chose to frame in the same frame and hang next to one another in diptych fashion.
I’ve always been a firm believer in having a space that inspires you when you wake up because it’s essential in setting a positive tone for the rest of your day. Having this Framebridge gallery wall at the foot of my bed is not only the perfect way to look back on my cherished memories and my personal progress in my career, but it’s also a daily reminder to myself to be thankful and to continue pursuing my passions because, hey … they’ve taken me this far.
Your photos are a visual representation of your journey, and they are some of your life’s defining moments, in a frame. Why not hang some of those sentiments in your home? I hope this post inspires you to print and frame some of your photos for some of the same reasons, and if you do, make sure you use code “arnelle15” for 15% off of your first Framebridge order. I’d love to see what you guys do with your framed photos!
Happy travels, and happy printing. <3
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