Post # 46
I think it’s weird if you don’t have pictures of yourself! We just bought a house. So I did a picture of us, the house a map with the house key over it right when you walk it. MY HOUSE, BITCHES!!
Ehhmm. Yes, display what you would like. 🙂
Post # 47
mrsmed00: I make photo books. They come out much nicer than a traditional album. I’m sure all places are similar, but I use Picaboo and you can change the spread on each page. So for example, when I do this years book, I can put a large family photo in the page spread on one side, and then all the various shots from the shoot on the other side. So incorporating lots of different size photos means I can add in lots more. I also like Picaboo because you can buy vouchers for photo books (or other products) during a sale, but you don’t have to use them right away (their own version of a Groupon). I’ve also gotten nice books at Walgreens (and they sometimes have 60% off!)
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Post # 49
I don’t think it’s weird to have photos of yourself and your husband and family. At all.
I think the photo album is a great idea! I absolutely love looking through our family photo albums and seeing photos from different occassions that I may not have thought about for a while! There are so many memories I cherish and it’s nice to be able to look back.
Post # 50
I don’t know, I think it’s a bit strange if it’s in the common areas. You should absolutely do whatever you like, it’s your house, but I’d probably keep mine in the bedrooms and private areas only. YMMV, though.
Post # 51
We have two frames in our living room with pictures of the two of us, and a wedding picture in the hall which we took from my Future In-Laws house after he passed away. having a few pictures up is really nice, we would love to put more family pictures on the walls but we rent and are not allowed to make holes.
on the other hand, I have a couple of friends who have pictures of themselves everywhere and I find that a bit weird, especially the giant one opposite their bed, but each to his own.
Post # 52
I never think it’s weird when I go to people’s houses and see random photo collages or a framed wedding pic sitting on a shelf or a picture of their dog or something. I say hang up (or print into a book) whatever makes you happy…cuz you’re the one who’s gonna look at it every day! I don’t get the mentality some people have where if you dont have kids you’re not entitled to consider it a family or something.
Once though, I went over to a coworkers house for a dinner party and the whole house was plastered with photos of her kid. Like, not just your usual school portrait, sports photos and family picture hanging in the family room type of thing. Every shelf, table and area of wall space was literally filled with various photos of their kid at different ages. There were no other photos or paintings or other wall art…just dozens of really random pictures of the kid. It was kinda weird. I also went to a friend’s house during college and her room was full of framed professional portraits of herself and printed off selfies. They weren’t from anything…just like headshots of herself. Also kinda awkward.
Post # 53
I wholeheartedly agree with most of the PPs: what’s the point in having photos if you don’t put your favourites up or make an album so that you can fondly look back through and enjoy the memories they represent?
I do, ever so slightly, understand the general point your friend was making. I’ve occasionally wondered the same thing about the handful of couple selfie travel pictures of Darling Husband and I around our apartment, but quickly shook it off because seeing them always makes me smile and I know that’s why we have them around (not because we’re narcissistic!). What I don’t understand is why she thinks having a child creates some sort of new set of guidelines? That sounds super judgemental to me.
Post # 54
It would be weird to put nude or topless photos of yourself and your family in public areas of your house. Polite guests would keep having to avert their eyes. Other less inhibited individuals might stare endlessly.
Other than this put what you like where you like but don’t put up large embarassing photos of your children (if or when you have any).
I remember a teenage friend being reluctant to invite friends around to his house because his doting parents had hung a large oil painting over the fireplace of their son at a younger age when he had cute ringlets.
An alternative to wall photos is tasteful silver photo frames.
Post # 55
yes and no – I think graduation, wedding etc… are completely normal to have on display but I would find it wierd if someone just had loads of random photos of themselves everywhere
to be honest growning up I only ever saw people display portraits of their kids or a wedding portrait on the wall though anything else went in albums
Post # 56
I think maybe she thinks its more acceptable for families with children because the child grows up and you see them in different stages of life on the wall. I feel a lot better thanks to all of you. I really appreciate the advice.
Post # 57
I’d probably find it strange if a couple *doesn’t* have pictures of themselves up on the wall. If you are with someone enough time, there are likely moments you want to remember. And framing them just ensures you have happy memories every time you look at the photo. Unless you cross over into shrine territory, family photos (and child-free couples *are* families) are lovely.
Post # 58
no it’s not weird to have your pictures on display in your own home! My hubby and I dont have kids and we have a bunch of pics of us in frames around the house. None are wedding pics yet as I haven’t got around to it but im shortly printing a couple of wedding ones to hang.
We also love to travel and print a photo book for each big trip. We currently have two of those on our coffee table and i find guests will browse through while we cook dinner for them and they really like it. No point taking photos if you don’t do anything with them in my opinion.
Post # 59
- Wedding: September 2016 - Hunting Hill Mansion
Maybe there’s been some kind of misunderstanding on her end…? Because it would definitely be a bit odd if someone just had a bunch of solo photos of themselves around the house and nothing else. Does she think you’re framing selfies…? Because that would be strange, too.
Solo photos of yourself if you lived alone might be iffy depending on the context of the picture but it sounds like these are “memory photos” of you and your Darling Husband.
Plus, the fact that you’re sharing a home with your husband makes even solo pictures of you way less weird — what if there’s a great candid shot of you laughing or something that your husband just loves and wants to hang up? I would think that would be super cute.
Post # 60
mrsmed00: For framed photos on the wall, I do think it’s strange to have a lot of photos of yourselves on the wall, especially if they are close ups. In my house I have a large framed wedding photo in our living room gallery wall that is a far away type of shot and I have one small 5×7 in our bedroom gallery wall (geeze, I didn’t realize we have so many gallery walls) that is more of a romantic, up close photo. Other than that none of the other artwork in our home features us.
For photo albums, I think that’s completely different. I print a yearly photo album of our adventures and I love taking them out and looking at them from time to time. I think that printing albums is a great idea and I personally love the idea of doing one album per year.