As summertime shifts into high gear, vacationers everywhere are kicking back, having fun and making memories. With summer vacation plans unfolding, there are sure to be plenty of unforgettable moments captured on cameras and phones. Don’t let these special photos stay hidden away on digital devices when you can have them beautifully displayed. Framed summer vacation photographs make for meaningful gifts and decor, keeping you and your loved ones smiling the whole year through.
To help you start preserving these special memories for everyday enjoyment, here are some great ideas and expert tips on framing summer vacation photos of all kinds.
Celebrate Sun, Sea & Sky
Lots of summer vacations take place amid nature’s gorgeous settings, and the natural elements in your photographs can be complemented by printing and framing choices that highlight their beauty and character. From the gleam of summer sun to glistening waters and picturesque flora or fauna, there’s no shortage of ways to bring your vacation’s backdrop to the surface.
Be sure to start with the paper your pictures will be printed on, as various characteristics can complement the natural features of your photographs. With water shots, for example, our Moab Slickrock Metallic Pearl is a perfect pairing. This iridescent option brings a notable shine to the surface and can have a sparkling effect on pictures set along the water. This paper is highly recommended for vacation photos that involve water sports, like water skiing, jet skiing, tubing and sailing—or any shots captured with big splashes!
Also consider playing with mat board options and various frame materials, colors and textures to help bring your vacation photos to life. Double matting with a color core can highlight specific hues in your shots, while wood or metal frame materials in various finishes can nicely round out the ambience of your summer vacation photographs.