As I’ve blogged about before, I am plodding along with the process of organising our family images to print into photobooks.
The plan is to have a baby book of sorts for Arlo’s first year and then have a family album for each calendar year (I changed my mind about separating out each book for individual children, there’s no way I have that much time on my hands, plus there’d be too much overlap with the same photos going into each book).
I’m still not any closer to having one book ready to print, preferring to work at random on images from different years, but 2013 is looking pretty organised so far – mostly because of the fact there are less images due to not doing a 365 project like in 2012, and because I’m making an effort to stay on top of the scrapbooking as each month ends.
I’m finding that my layout and captioning style for 2013 is a lot more simple than layouts I’ve previously done for 2010-12. I think simple is the way forward in terms of creating an album that is least likely to look ‘dated’ 10 years down the line from now.
I know that having less images on one page looks cleaner and allows more focus on individual images, but I’m having a real problem narrowing down my final image selection (surely the point of the photobook is to preserve all the images I like!) Plus, when it comes to printing, more pages = more money, so I’m trying to cram as many photos on to one page where I can.
And here are some layouts I’ve recently done for the 2012 family album: