Since last year, Amanda and I have been taking photos and publishing them on an iPhone app called Instagram. In a nutshell, it’s a photo community built around “instant” iPhone pics. I’ve found it to be very satisfying way to capture my life, because I always have my iPhone, but don’t always have my dSLR handy. I’ve been awful about printing out my photos and hanging them on the wall. For one thing, frames are so expensive. Additionally, I get sick of my photos too quickly and want to change them out. So we had an idea of printing out and hanging a grid of these Instagram photos in frames, with the thought being that we’d just rotate in some new pics every few weeks. I’m very excited to show you how our wall turned out.
The frames were super cheap. When all was said and done, we bought 16 frames for under $80 at Michael’s. In fact, this whole thing cost us under $100. “The wall”, as we’re calling it, is in our dining area where we’ll see it every night as we sit down to eat as a family. It’s meant to inspire us to appreciate special moments in our lives and to take more photos, all of us. My kids photos will be joining those that Amanda and I have taken. Already, I’ve been teaching my kids to look for moments and ask for mom or dad’s iPhone to take a picture, but honestly, they’ve already got the eye.
So the pictures aren’t perfect, the prints aren’t perfect, the frames aren’t perfect…but life isn’t perfect. Take more pictures anyway and celebrate your life.