Last fall I was asked by a friend to make a baby book for her son and I jumped at the chance to design another photo book. Her son is now five and this wasn’t going to be just a baby book, but a baby/toddler/look-at-me-growing-into-a-big-boy book! At the time I was just finishing a course on how to create digital scrapbook products and there just wasn’t enough time to make a kit myself to be used in this book. Luckily, I found a great digital kit from the Sweet Shoppe called “A Boy’s Story” designed by Shawna Clingerman and Sugarplum Paperie.
The colours of this kit were perfect and I was drawn to it because the papers and elements could carry this photo book from newborn to little boy without being babyish.
The mom who ordered the photo book wanted it kept under 30 pages, so the hardest task was for her to go through five years worth of photos and send me just the favourites. She ended up sharing about 75 photos that were a nice mix of professional and candid family photos. I love using professional photos for the front cover and, for this book there was one photo that was so perfect that it inspired the design of the cover.
Here are some more of my favourite pages from the photo book:
(The above page was one of my favourites with the picture of the footprints in the sand!)
These little boys do grow up so fast, almost too fast! At least with a photo book like this you can always look back and remember those sweet, precious moments. If you have children and have always wanted to make a baby book for them, but think it is too late, it isn’t! Be inspired to go through those baby photos, collect your favourites, and make a photo book of your own to share with your children for years to come!