Capturing the magical moments of your baby’s first year is easier than ever with Elephoto’s photo books. You may have heard from mothers of older children that these moments are fleeting. Creating a baby photo book will help you preserve your precious memories forever. If you’re not sure where to start, here are a few pointers:
Organize Chronologically or Thematically
A good photo book is organized to tell a story, and the best way to do this is to group your pictures into specific time periods or particular events and activities. Chronological organization is an easy way for beginners to organize a baby book since you simply create a page for each month of your baby’s life.
To create a thematic photo book, dedicate a single page to major events in your baby’s life. Birth, coming home, holidays, baptism, first birthday and similar events make good themes for each page. In addition, you should create a few pages centering on everyday activities like eating or taking a bath. Don’t forget to include a page in the beginning of the book that’s dedicated to your pregnancy.
Don’t Miss the Firsts
Regardless of how you choose to arrange your baby’s photo book, be sure to capture all of his or her firsts. First bath, first smile, rolling over, first tooth, crawling, walking and first birthday are all important. You can probably think of more firsts that are unique to your baby and family.
Include Important People
The book is about your baby, but be sure to include plenty of photos with important people. Your baby will appreciate looking at these photographs when he is older.
Be sure to include text that documents events; dates and names are especially important. Even if you think you’ll remember each moment forever, you should journal. Soon enough, your baby will be a teenager and the details will be hazy.
Less is More
When you’re designing your photo book, go with your instincts and create a layout that reflects your baby’s personality. However, don’t try to cram every photo you’ve taken into the book; instead choose a few special moments that stand out from each month of your baby’s first year.
Your friends and relatives will love browsing through this pictorial record of your baby’s first year, and when your baby is older, he will treasure the photo book that you lovingly created.