At the beginning of this year, as I set my memory keeping goals, I knew twenty-seventeen was going to be busy with our adoption in process and my new class at Big Picture, so I took a few weeks to consider how I'd like to document this year.
For the past three years, I have created annual pocket page albums... But this year, I wanted something different to spark my creativity and be flexible enough with my schedule that I wouldn't fall behind in documenting.
As I pondered this, I felt a really strong desire to simply return to words and photographs.
Being a photographer, nothing fills my heart and soul more than capturing a beautiful image and sharing the story behind it. Therefore, I thought this year I would create a photobook through one of my fantastic affiliate partners (see my sidebar for links!). By doing this, I can focus on capturing great images and journaling regularly so at the end of the year, I can design a book. I have made several small books like this one, this one and this one, but this is my first year doing an entire annual album and I'm so excited!
My decision was highly inspired by these three amazing women: Diana, Suzanne O'Brien and Catherine Saunders. Their books are truly gorgeous! If you love their ideas, you may also want to check out my Pinterest board with more inspiration.
Each month I have the opportunity to work with older products from the One Little Bird Designs shop as part of my creative team responsibility. This month, I thought I might try my hand at creating digital pages to print in my photobook at the end of the year. I created two pages using the Shutterbug collection and journaling cards from One Little Bird, with one small tag from the Elysian collection.
I really love how these pages turned out and I'm excited to see them printed in a book at the end of the year! You can see more inspiration this month from the One Little Bird creative team here.
Do you have any experience creating pages for a photobook? If so, I'd love to hear your tips and thoughts in the comments below!