Crafting Your Family’s Story: Why Creating Art from Photos is Worthwhile


As a photographer, I have the honor of capturing incredible moments in people’s lives. These moments deserve to be treasured and preserved, whether it’s your round pregnant belly, your newborn’s squishy rolls, or snuggling your little one at a “mommy and me” session. At Angela Singleton Photography, serving families in the Baltimore, Maryland, area, I believe that turning your photos into artwork is an important part of documenting your family. If your portraits are lost on a malfunctioning flash drive or are just taking up space in the iCloud, no one will be able to enjoy them. Having your portraits turned into works of art that you can enjoy has many advantages.

Memories Worth Keeping

Making artwork out of family photos is a special way to preserve precious memories. Creating physical works of art that can be displayed in your home and passed down to your children and grandchildren is much more meaningful than simply sharing them on social media.

Family Activity and Conversation Starter

Choosing artwork with your family photos can also be an activity for your family to enjoy together. The photos, the medium, and the final wall art design can all be collaborative efforts between you and your loved ones. If you all work together to make a decision, you’ll feel more invested in the final product. When guests come over, artwork created from family photos can also serve as a conversation starter, allowing you to share about your portrait session and the art that was created through your wall art and albums.

Personality and Home Decor

You can also use artwork made from family photos as wall decor to inject some warmth and character into your home. It’s a great way to display the bond between family members while also letting you show off your sense of personal style. The finished product of your professional photography session can be a stunning canvas print that becomes the focal point of your living room, a collection of framed portraits that hang in your hallway, or a custom-made album that tells the story of your family’s journey.

Memories and Self-Esteem

By displaying your portraits in your home as works of art, you can relive the moments of your portrait session and the history of your family at that time. Seeing your beautiful maternity portraits or your brand new baby on the wall will bring back happy and nostalgic memories. Regularly looking at family portraits has been shown to boost mood and confidence, especially in children. When children see themselves and their family members in beautiful photographs hung on the walls, it reinforces their sense of belonging, security, and importance within the family unit. It gives them a sense of pride and identity, and it helps them develop a positive self-image. Seeing their photos on display also sends a powerful message that their family values and loves them, which can boost their self-esteem and confidence and foster healthy emotional development.

Your Family’s Story

Artwork created from portraits allows you to capture, enjoy, and share your family’s story over time. Artwork that has been created over time and is on display in a home becomes a record of your family’s history and invites visitors to take part. Additionally, portrait artwork makes thoughtful presents for your loved ones, giving them a piece of your family’s history to cherish in their own home.

A quick note: I recognize that the task of selecting artwork for your home can sometimes feel overwhelming. It’s common for people to be unsure of what they want or what would look best in their home, or to feel too busy to make big decisions about portrait products. But don’t worry, I’m here to help! I will guide you every step of the way, making the process enjoyable and stress-free.

It is important to me to give each client the individualized service they deserve, so I take the time to learn about your individual taste, budget, and overall vibe you want in your space before making any recommendations. I can help you find the perfect pieces that resonate with your taste and enhance your decor, whether you’re looking for a statement piece for your living room or a collection of canvases to cover your office walls. I’ll also work with you to find the right sizes, frames, and placement for the artwork to ensure it fits seamlessly into your space.

At Angela Singleton Photography, serving families in the DMV area, I truly believe in the power of turning your portraits into artwork. It’s a wonderful way to preserve your memories, document your story, decorate your home, contribute to positive moods and self-esteem, and allow your family to enjoy your portraits regularly. It is an honor for me to document your family’s journey, so let me take the stress out of your portrait photography session by taking care of every detail for you.

Your memories deserve a place in your home, not just in your heart and mind. Let’s create that place together! Reach out, and let’s chat about your portraits!


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