Photo wall

We have lived in the same house for the last 3 years and I have yet to put up any photos of my family.  Not to mention we haven't had a family photo since we were a family of four (now we are a family of 6)!  Pathetic.  The thing that makes it worse is that I'm a photographer. A professional photographer none the less.  Ridiculous.  My mom calls me the plumber who doesn't fix her own plumbing. 

See, we're renting and I hate the place.  Mostly because it is too small and there's no privacy due to the fact that we share a yard withe three other families (townhouses).  I've never considered it our home, which is why it looks thrown together.  But, I've been trying to get everything set up so when we buy a house within the next year, I'll be happy with what we have.  So, I want to put together a photo wall.

Check out the inspiration:

This is from the house of Smiths.
I love the size differences in the photos and love the canvas with all their past addresses.
Check her website out.  She is such an amazing decorator and her daughters always look so put together.

this is from a magazine, but I'm not sure which.

I love the idea of the words, but I'm soooo sick of vinyl.  I want to do something words, maybe things we hope to instill in our children like peace, contentment, etc. (goals basically).  I'm thinking of some kind of art work but I haven't figured out how to pull it off yet.  I'd like to get them mixed in with family photos.  We recently took on a husband and wife associate photographer team and they will be doing some family photos for us soon.  I'm excited about that!  We desperately need them!

Anyway, my wheels are turning and we'll see what I come up with in the next month or so.  Hmmmm....