We are living in a time when access to photos is relatively easy and inexpensive. And this is both a blessing and a curse. Blessing because a picture captures our memories in a way that stories cannot. A curse because we sometimes get carried away with the number of pictures, can’t download them from our digital cameras or find ourselves unsure about printing individual pictures.
What are Photobooks? Photobooks are different than Photo Albums. The Photo Album is a book of blank pages with pockets for organizing photographs. Whereas a Photobook, quite literally, is a professionally published book with your pictures.
How do I create a Photobook? Step 1: Decide on a storyline (will this be about a specific individual or event, etc). Step 2: Write down the stories. Best if you can write them down electronically. Step 3: Find a photo that matches the story. Sometimes you will use the photos to inspire the story.
And the last step, contact a reputable partner to help pull together the project. Your pictures are precious.
It may not always be practical to visit family daily or weekly. But it is important to create lasting impressions with grandchildren when they are young. One approach could be to design an alphabet book that chronicles family stories.
Instead of buying an alphabet book off the shelf, use a photobook, scrapbook or photo album to design your own. It is easier than you think and we are here to help. Contact us today or read on…
Step 1. Sort the photos according to letter (a photo of the family picking apples might be categorized under “A” for “apples” or “P” for “picking apples,” depending on her needs)
Step 2. Photocopy or scan the original photos to preserve old archived photos
Srep 3. For scans, consider making a photobook. We are here to support.
Step 4. For hard copy photos, cut and paste or place photos into a scrapbook or album, with two pages for each letter of the alphabet.
Step 5. Use funny phrases or family annecdotes to describe the photos and label each one.
Remember that this book will also be a record of memorable family events like first Christmas, vacasports etc. The key is to organize the book so that it tells a story about the family.