Creating A Wall Gallery

Creating an At Home Wall Gallery Made Easy

Have you ever seen a home, whether it’s on T.V., Pinterest, or someone’s Instagram and thought “I love the way their photos are displayed”? Perfectly spaced apart, fitting their room both in size and style. And have you ever then thought “I could NEVER accomplish that”? Well, I’m here to tell you that you most certainly can. Gallery Walls can seem overwhelming, but I am here to help you!

andover photographer wall gallery ideas


If there is a space you are definitely considering hanging wall art, tape up a piece of printer paper (I know the size of this paper is 8.5×11. If you have another size paper that works too, just let me know the size!) and take a photo of the wall, as straight on as you can. 

andover photographer wall gallery inspiration

Send me the photos and I can let you know possible layouts for the space. Once we narrow down I can even send you mockups of your space with your actual portraits! It’s very cool software. Keep scrolling and you can see some examples.


Some things to think about are types of wall art: canvases or custom framed artwork or loose prints that you frame yourself. If you have a specific style of frame you are already using in your home, I can work with you to find custom frames that work with what you have. Loose prints are also the perfect option if you have frames at home you want to use.

andover photographer wall art
andover photographer wall gallery ideas using framed artwork


If you’d like to start brainstorming layout ideas, here are a few. This is a great beginning place to help you recognize what you like. Do you like a clean layout with 3-4 photos all the same size? Do you prefer the look of a gallery filled with many pictures of varying sizes and shapes? Either way, take a peak and see which layouts you’re drawn to. And then let me help you customize the layout to your space, style, and photos.

andover photographer wall gallery ideas using canvases
andover photographer wall gallery inspiration using framed artwork

Another great option is to put your photos on mantels, shelves, and book cases. If that works better in your space, I can help you with that, too.

Check out our Custom Wall Art Pinterest board to see more layout ideas.


The next step (or maybe the first step, for some) is figuring out what photos you’d like to hang. Have you had numerous sessions you want to include in this gallery wall? Do you have wedding photos that you’ve been meaning to hang on the walls? These are all things to consider. Combine different sessions, years, and milestones into your gallery wall.

andover photographer wall gallery ideas nursery
andover photographer wall art gallery ideas for newborn rooms using black and white portraits

I’m here to help

Whether you’re looking for just a few photos, or an entire wall full, I am here to help. I’m even able to video chat with you to walk you through every step of creating your wall gallery. Do you have an area in your house that seems extra tricky? I am more than happy to help you find the perfect photos for these areas.

andover photographer wall gallery ideas family portraits
andover photographer wall gallery ideas family photography
andover photographer wall gallery ideas above bed

Crabapple Photography is a full service portrait photography studio located in Andover MA. We serve clients from around the area including Reading, Wakefield, Wilmington, Lynnfield and more. Kate McKenna is an Andover Photographer with over 11 years experience specializing in baby, child, and family portrait photography. Contact Kate today!

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