2018 Family Photo Book

Every year I create a family album with a selection of our favourite photos from each month.  The photos are of special occasions, everyday moments, kids artwork, and sometimes random photos of our life together.  I am starting to get quite a collection of these albums and we love looking through them to see how much the kids have changed and to remember certain milestones or moments.

2018 Family Photo Book - Birdwing Paper Designs

My process for creating albums is the same each year.  I work on a page spread each month in Photoshop using photos from our camera and phones and add designs from digital scrapbooking kits to help tell the story.  (Sometimes I get behind and have to work on 2 or 3 months at a time to catch up!)  I also add extra page spreads for the kids’ birthdays, vacations, and Christmas.  Once the year is finished, the pages are all exported to Adoramapix where the book is put together using their software and then printed.

2018 Family Photo Book - Birdwing Paper Designs

I print our annual family photo books as a 10″ x 10″ hardcover book with a standard matte lustre finish.  The quality of these books never disappoints! (I don’t get paid to say great things about Adoramapix, I just really love their books!!)

Here are a few pages from the 2018 album:

2018 Family Photo Book - Birdwing Paper Designs

2018 Family Photo Book - Birdwing Paper Designs

In the past I have designed my own digital scrapbook kits to use in the photo books, but this year I just didn’t have the time so I used one of my favourite kits Retrospective from One Little Bird Designs.

2018 Family Photo Book - Birdwing Paper Designs

2018 Family Photo Book - Birdwing Paper Designs

What I love most about these books is the lay flat pages!

2018 Family Photo Book - Birdwing Paper Designs

2018 Family Photo Book - Birdwing Paper Designs

And I always try to add some photos of the kids school artwork.  I love this self portrait of Casey in the above layout.

2018 Family Photo Book - Birdwing Paper Designs

2018 Family Photo Book - Birdwing Paper Designs

For December I usually make 3 page spreads: one for the month, one for Christmas Day, and one to highlight our elf’s adventures! I also make sure to include the kids’ letters to Santa because they are fun to read years later.

2018 Family Photo Book - Birdwing Paper Designs

And finally, the back cover is never forgotten and usually adorned with another cute photo of the kids! The front and back cover photos were taken by an amazing Edmonton kids photographer and our friend, Roberta, from Baby Bee Photography.

2018 Family Photo Book - Birdwing Paper Designs

So that is a wrap on another year for our family.  Time to get working on the 2019 album!

Leah

 

 

2 thoughts on “2018 Family Photo Book

    • That is a great goal for this year! I haven’t started the 2019 album yet, but I need to jump on it before too many months have passed. It gets harder to start that longer you wait!

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