The Power Of The Photos On Your Wall
Print and Display Your Family Photos
Today (October 10th) is World Mental Health Day, a day to raise awareness about mental health around the world, with the slogan this year being “make mental health and well-being for all a global priority.”
Mentalhealth.gov states that: “Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.”
I wanted to do something to mark this day and while doing some research, I found that there is actually psychology behind displaying family photos in your home. That is amazing to me!
Psychologists have found that children seeing photos of themselves displayed in the home can boost self-esteem and confidence. It shows them they are a valuable member of the family. It can also help them develop their identity, keep them grounded, feel a sense of belonging and a stronger connection to their roots.
I’m sure you’ve heard me say this a million and one times, but I truly love being behind the camera photographing your big moments and special milestones. Something that I love even more is capturing sweet, connective moments during family photo sessions, like your three year old making silly faces and being 100% who they are to your high school senior posing with their sports medals or instruments or their brand new outfit, proud of their accomplishments and ready for the next chapter in their lives. Photos can reflect your family's whole personality and individuality.
And it’s not just children who benefit, psychologists say any of us looking at family photos, or photos with those close to us, can help decrease loneliness, improve our moods, help when we are stressed and even take us back to a moment in time and bring us joy.
I know I scroll through my phone and look at photos all the time if I am feeling down, so this makes a lot of sense.
In our home, my family photos are displayed everywhere, as you can see from the photos below. It’s a timeline of our life together and the memories we’ve made.
My studio walls are also filled with photos, each one uniquely different, each family with their own story.
And I also have a few client walls to show you. I love when people share these special areas in their home.
Get those family moments and memories up on your wall or even on your fridge or in a frame on your dresser. So many options! Whether they are photos from me, awesome ones you have saved in your phone, fun ones from social media, special photos from generations past and anything in between.