My favorite print displays

January 2, 2020

In our increasingly digital world, a physical print remains a powerful way to connect you with a moment. Find the medium and material that brings your images to life.

I LOVE quality photo prints displayed in a stylish, modern way.  Luckily for me there are a lot of fresh ideas out there that are tried and true by some of the best photography specialists in the industry.  Recently I’ve been paying closer attention to Etsy and, of course, Pinterest .  They put out great products & ideas on how the make the most of those gallery worthy photographs.  Below are some of my favorites from them.



This is their Artifact Uprising’s new handcrafted Wooden Photo Ledge. This timeless display works nicely on a mantle or as a shelf display. Best part? The ledge allows you to layer your Everyday Prints with the option to easily rotate between your favorites. West Elm also makes a beautiful photo ledge that puts your favorite photos and mementos front and center—and you can easily switch up what’s on display whenever you feel it. It’s sleek, versatile design makes this an easy fit with any style in a room.

I recommend 2 or 3 thin foam float prints in different sizes. They lean up nicely against the wall nicely and wont break the bank .

If you want an edgier look then go with a metal print. Metal Prints are waterproof, UV resistant, and made from 100% recyclable aluminum. Images are transferred using dye sublimation processing which makes your image a permanent part of the aluminum sheet to create an extremely durable product!  They are punchy, vibrant and saves you money on frames because if you use a ledge, you wont need a frame.

I offer various sizes of metal prints at great prices right through your shoot proof portfolio Dont forget to take advantage of the access you have to my lab The prints are beautiful

Looking to switch up a shelf or countertop display? Try this fun hack to display photos without having to use frames! Metal paper clips are the perfect stand for your prints — just clip the bottom of the print and align the flat edge of the clip along your surface. I recommend ordering square


Say farewell to the shoe box, and hello to a custom canvas display box. Custom boxes are available in a variety of sizes from wallet up to 12×12”, ideal for a plethora of loose prints. Your prints can easily be swapped out to display and enjoy at any time. Easily create a timeless heirloom with my extensive collection of leather and fabric cover options or get creative by letting me design your own photo cover. Every box is finished with an elegant black satin ribbon for easy removal of the prints inside. 

These are my favorite because I am a printed photo hoarder. They look beautiful on a bookshelf, coffee table, or dresser and will keep everything protected and cherished. Their classic design means they’ll never go out of style, and my high-quality archival prints have the longevity required so images can be enjoyed for many years to come. One day, family members can pass this box down through the generations. There can even be room to hold special keepsakes such as a newborn’s hospital bracelet, a grad’s tassel, or wedding vows. You can even add a USB drive so make sure the digital images can be re-printed any time you like.

If youd like one of these custom boxes just send me an e mail and Ill start the custom process and quote on price You can expect to spend between $50 $250 including your heirloom box and prints so I will make sure you are getting exactly what you need with the highest quality and a custom design just for you

The last idea I will share with you is a this simple way to display square, press prints. A patterned or colored art tape is a no-fuss way to add an element of design to your print display. I love the mix of copper, striped, and silver Washi Tape, pictured here. You can get Washi tape just about anywhere these days from Target to Michaels. It’s a really fun way to display images in a teenagers room because it’s fun, low maintenance and super easy when your teen changes their mind.


If you need help figuring out how the make the most of you images, just reach out and ask me. I love to talk to talk about all things print and would love to help you!

Genevieve DeVries is an on-site, professional photographer.  Based in Plymouth, Michigan, I serve southeast Michigan and the greater Wayne County, Washtenaw County and Oakland County areas, including Plymouth, Canton, Livonia, Westland, Northville, Novi, Farmington/Farmington Hills, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Belleville, Whitmore Lake, Saline, Dexter, Salem, South Lyon, Wayne, Garden City, New Hudson, Wixom, Walled Lake, Brighton, Milford, Southfield, West Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, and beyond .