Today we're taking a peek inside the home of Design Aglow's founder, Lena Hyde. "After reading even more evidence about the relationship between displaying family portraits and children’s feelings of well-being, I wanted to create a family wall gallery in the breakfast area of our kitchen, where our family of four eat almost all of our meals together. We recently had our annual family portrait session, with the Manchiks, and I had so many images to choose from! We already had an album with all our images, so I picked out my absolute favorites for this simple wall arrangement.
I printed the images as 16x20 mounted prints with my pro lab and framed them using 6 of Design Aglow’s silver Bella frames in 20x24 (which include mats sized to 16x20). These frames take under a minute to insert images; the design of the opening/closing mechanism is pure genius in function and simplicity!
This gallery is enjoyed every single day and reminds my kids that they are important and loved. There is absolutely no other art I would enjoy looking at more….nothing famous, nothing fancy, nothing from a gallery or museum. Portraits of my family are truly the most invaluable art."
Lena is a Portland and Lake Oswego baby, child and family portrait photographer. To learn more, visit lenahyde.com.
As photographers, we’re always on the lookout for new tools that will make our workflow faster and easier (while making our images look their best), and when we found Mastin Labs’ film presets for Lightroom, specifically Fuji Pro, Ilford B&W and Kodak Portra, we knew we had hit gold!
We downloaded and installed all three, and watched the included Getting Started tutorials Edit Your First Image and Using Tone Profiles that hold your hand and walk you through the presets and how they work.
The presets are incredibly easy to use, and quick to apply. And, we love that they are designed to replicate the films that we have known and loved.