Bamboo Prints: Matte Wood Mounted Prints

Finding bamboo prints was such a huge discovery when deciding what to put on the studio walls.

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I recently posted about setting up our Baltimore photography studio. The actual act of decorating was easy once I figured out how I wanted to use the space and the feeling I wanted it to evoke. After I got rolling, I knew exactly how I wanted it to look, but the last thing to go up were all of the prints from artists we loved. It was easy to find a place for a whale, some science charts, and a giant map. It all came together so easily when I was looking at others’ finished art.

This is when I realized I had no idea what prints of *mine* to hang on the walls. At all.

Selecting the photos came with it’s own anxiety, but it wasn’t just picking the photos themselves. I realized I needed to decide what *kind* of prints I would put on my walls. I didn’t want framed prints; they didn’t feel like something I would put in my own home. I tend to like wooden boxes,  old postcards pinned to my walls, I like matte paper and a mix of modern furniture, raw wood. Gallery wraps failed to get me excited, too, when it came right down to it. Then I saw matte prints, mounted on wood and I knew in an instant. It was so eye opening to see what I would choose to decorate my own space because now I have these amazing bamboo prints to offer to clients.

 

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Putting Print Size in Perspective

 

As soon as we laid out the space we wanted to cover and got the prints up, I realized an 11×14 didn’t belong on the wall as a centerpiece; that an 8×10 or 8×12 is better suited on a shelf (pictured below!) than on a wall, but it’s not something I had seen in a space so it hadn’t occurred to me. My absolute favorite size for these prints is the 20×30 as a centerpiece (or a 20×30 coupled with 16×24 11×14 and an 8×12 as a cluster, for decorating a more empty wall space). I’m so happy to find something I get to offer my clients that I also want to fill my own home with; I even have a 20×30 bamboo print of one of my travel photos hung above my dresser in our bedroom and it fills the small sliver of wall perfectly with the same blues and greens I use in a lot of my decorating.

Photos belong in print, on walls, shelves and printed in books and these wood mounted prints are one more way to get photos off a computer and back into your life.

 

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  • Tim Kamppinen - Awesome wall display! Really puts things into perspective. That wall would look totally empty with just one or two 8×10′s hanging there.

  • lisa lacroix - Those bamboo prints are stunning and they completely suit both your photographs and the space!!

  • shyann - Fabulous display and I love those bamboo prints! You have such a great design style! :)

  • PJ - Your work looks amazing! (and love your studio too;))

  • Amy Barton - There’s nothing quite like seeing images ‘in print’! Just beautiful!

  • Sabrina Kolotylo - Love love your studio Nessa!! I wish my husband and I had a studio like this, it’s fantastic. The bamboo prints are beautiful as well, I’d love to know where you order them from. That print of Sara in Paris top notch!

  • Brittany - Welp. I know what I am looking into whenever I finally have some prints made. As usual your work is absolute perfection :)

  • ALMA // - You are a Legend..Thats all.

Baltimore Engagement Photographer: Bekah and Brad

Hello, I’m Nessa, Baltimore engagement photographer and your new neighbor.

This engagement session happened just after Bekah and Brad’s recent move to Mount Vernon, (my own neighborhood). Not only did I get to meet up with them by walking out my front door, but in addition to hanging out and taking photos, we also had a bit of a walk about tour of our new shared neighborhood. We talked Chinese food, coffee shops, pizza places, and how much we love all the local antique stores in the area.

When I first met them, they reawakened my love of exploring my own city. It just sounded like they had found so many amazing sounding coffee shops and stores in Hamdpen Baltimore already. I deeply love getting to visit and uncover all the hidden wanders around my city (like this bookstore they introduced me to; it’s a free book bookstore where you check books out forever… or the tiny treasures I find in the antique stores on The Avenue). And my love of exploring the city recently inspired me to go see the touristy bits of Baltimore (the parts I tend to take for granted) on a recent trip to the aquarium. I was happy to catch up with them, hear about the food they’d had lately, and take photos at sunset in our little neighborhood in Baltimore. So here’s to good Chinese food, free books, and to always exploring the city in which you live.

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All Photos by Baltimore Engagement Photographer Nessa K

  • Veronica Varos - Such a stunning set. I love the wind in her hair!

  • /mariahedengren - Well those are lovely!

  • Jennifer Marie Howell - BEAUTIFUL!

  • Kelley Jo Spurlock - absolutely stunning!! love it!

  • Sidney Morgan - These are gorgeous. You are killing it, Nessa!! Your work is consistently so stunning and dreamy.

  • Lauren Swann - These are so you Bekah!!! Love them!!!

  • Nicola Steenkamp - pretty! I love the warm tones, it gives you that fuzzy feeling inside

  • Dear Sweetheart Events - Bekah!!! I love these!!

  • Romain - I love this love session, lights and couple are pretty cute ! U’re so talented Nessa !

  • Aaron DuRall - Like Sidney said, consistent and dreamy. This session is great and I love that there’s such a strong natural feeling to it. Like nothing looks posed. All of it looks real and in the moment. Perfection.

  • Diane Martindale - Love these photos, Love these people, Happy Times