(Closed) What size for wedding portrait?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: I've decided to go big, but do I do canvas or a fancy frame? What works best for this pic?
    Go modern with a gallery wrap canvas. : (6 votes)
    46 %
    Go traditional with a nice matted, framed portrait. : (3 votes)
    23 %
    Either would work. : (4 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
    15002 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’d go with the 16×20.  I think the 11×14 will look pretty small for a big wall piece.   I have a 16×24 canvas up and that still looks a little small to me.

    Post # 4
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think it depends on how much space you have on the wall and where you plan to hang the photo.  If the framed photo is going on a big wall, then go with the 16×20. Maybe try cutting out (or taping together) paper in both sizes and see how it fits in the space. It’s a great photo! 🙂

    Post # 5
    42 posts
    • Wedding: June 2012

    First of all, this picture is awesome. I say go for 16×20 (or larger!) It would make a great statement piece in that size.


    If you’re worried about the print being bigger once you frame it, have you considered printing to canvas or metal? Then you can print the pic in a 16×20 size and it won’t need to be framed

    Post # 7
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee

    I recommend minimum 11×14 for headshots, 16×20 for full length, and up to 24×36 for environmental portraits which this is.  What is the size of the wall and the usual viewing distance?  A good size for on top of a sofa is 16×24, ontop of a fireplace 20×30.  You really can’t go too big.

    Post # 8
    3683 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’m having a 24 x 36 of our favorite wedding pic done in canvas to go on one of our living room walls.

    Post # 9
    1314 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2006

    Keep in mind too that a 16×20 will crop that shot by 4 inches on the side.

    Post # 11
    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    That is a beautiful photo! The background and the fact that the two of you are looking towards each other, rather than the camera would make a beautiful canvas –as large as you want! 

    If the two of you were looking straight at the camera, it may be too intense to have extremely large, IMO.  I want a similar photo of me and the husband-to-be to hang as a huge canvas, but the focus is not just us, but the beautiful landscape too.

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