I think for anyone who reads my blog or follows me on Instagram, it’s fairly clear that I enjoy taking photographs. Since my late teens / early twenties I’ve taken great pleasure in capturing moments and memories on film. From regularly taking disposable cameras out clubbing to investing in my first DSLR around 18 months ago, I’m rarely seen without a camera. Of course this means I have thousands of photographs. Images alone take up 124GB of my laptop memory . . .
It will therefore come as no surprise to know that our home is littered with photographs – from a gallery wall in the dining room to two collections of photos in the living room and another collection at the top of the stairs – I’m keen to frame and display our favourites.
The two most recent additions to our walls are from WallSnaps – a website offering personalised frames, canvases and prints from just £9.99 making creating your own wall art affordable, quick and easy.
It didn’t take me long to choose which images I would be printing out this time . . . Since our photoshoot with Sally Langstaff last Spring, I’ve been meaning to print out a photo of Ben and his best friend Finley, for his bedroom wall. I chose a large canvas print mainly as I planned to hang it above his bed and felt it was the safest way to display photos in his room – if he knocked it off the wall he was unlikely to come to any harm.
When the canvas arrived I was impressed with how light it was but also momentarily confused about how we would hang it. My previous experience of canvas prints is that the box frame is exposed at the back and makes for easy hanging. The WallSnaps prints actually have a closed back which at first glance looked as though there was now way to hang it – I thought perhaps I’d have to screw hooks into it, however on proper inspection I noticed that the board across the back actually has pre-prepared holes for you to pop the picture onto a hook – easy peasy! It literally look Dave a matter of moments to knock a hook into the wall and pop the picture onto it – it felt instantly secure. I was confident that it was hung safely and wouldn’t move around. (Anyone else have to use blu tack to stop all their pictures being wonky?)
My choice for the framed print had to be the absolute beauty I shot of Ben, Chloe and Amy recently – any photo of all three kids looking at the camera and smiling is a win right? I think the current love for instagram translates to a love of square prints as I know the guys at WallSnaps told me that the square box frame is super popular at the moment and I can absolutely see why.
How gorgeous does it look? (Very difficult to photograph having hung it by the window – sorry!)
The ordering process was simple – once your photo is uploaded to the site you are able to choose from a range of frame sizes in either white or black then personalise the mount with various colours and patterns or even text. As you can see, I chose to go with a simple plain black frame and plain mount as this fitted in with the theme of the rest of the photos already in our dining room. I also didn’t want to detract from the photograph itself. When the frame arrived I was surprised to see that the back panel was not fastened on properly but this only took a moment to press in the little hooks to keep it all in place.
I’m really thrilled with our new WallSnaps pictures and would definitely order from them again. If you want to try them out for yourself I’m thrilled to be able to offer you the following discount codes: WAGOAA5 will give you £5 off when you spend £30 or WAGOAA10 will take of £10 on orders over £60
*Disclaimer – I was sent the prints free of charge for the purposes of review however all thoughts & opinions remain my own*