My Wall of JOY!

On Tuesday, I shared some thoughts about actually planning what you’re doing with your images before booking a session…. and there was one image missing…


This is the wall in our front entryway. When we first bought the house, I knew I wanted to do something special with it. I wanted it to represent my family. I would search the Internet for ideas, never quite finding what I wanted. I finally found something close and was then able to tell Eric exactly what I wanted. We put together a mock up in Photoshop, ordered the canvases and then last night (because I just couldn’t wait!!) we put it all together.

I had tears in my eyes when we were done. (I’ll blame it on being tired, but more than likely, it’s because I’m a sap!) To me, it’s my “Wall of Joy”. Within each of these images is a story about my girls. It represents where we’ve been and where we are right now. When I look at it (I spent a good half hour just staring at it when we were done), I feel so lucky. I have two amazing little girls who bring so much JOY into our lives. They are as different as chalk and cheese, but they are both so very loving.

Eric asked me, as we were studying the wall last night, about which one is my favourite. I thought about it for a long time and still don’t have one. Each image is special in it’s own way. Each one makes me smile. I just wish I’d been home this morning to see what the girls thought of their wall. (Apparently Ella thought it was pretty and asked who put the photos up. Tehya kept pointing at it and saying baby. I just hope they will continue to appreciate it as they get older!)

(For the photographers out there, in case you’re wondering, the two side columns are 16″ wide and the center one is 20″ wide. The total area covered is 56″ x 62″. The smallest canvas on the wall is 16″x10″ and the biggest is 20″x24″)

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