There’s nothing better than flicking through old family photo albums, laughing at embarrassing photographs, reminiscing over childhood memories and asking who’s who and where’s where.
Growing up, my mother was always taking photographs of us, regardless of whether we were on holiday, in the garden, at a birthday party or just capturing whatever mischief was happening at home. I remember her big old film camera coming everywhere with us. In a world where everything has gone digital, I think that we have even more of a responsibility to our children to have ‘real’ things, things that don’t just live behind a screen.
This is where Bob Books comes in…
At 3 months old, I realised I had printed out only five or six photographs of little Max. The first few months seemed to have flown by. My tiny, wrinkly, curled-up newborn had suddenly turns into a babbling, giggling little person before my very eyes!
Horrified at the thought that if something happened to my phone, laptop or camera, these precious photos might be lost forever, I started making a Baby Photo Book of Max’s first few months of his life.
First, I downloaded the Bob Books Designer Software and off we went. The hardest part was choosing from the hundreds of photos I had taken, although it was super easy to add in extra pages. I opted for a matte finish on white pages with the lay flat book which meant no image was cropped by the book’s spine. Once designed, the checkout process was simple and then all I had to do was wait patiently with excitement for the post!
Already a favourite on the coffee table, we have had so many compliments on our beautiful book and multiple request for a copy (again, so easy to do!).
Here are Caperberry’s tips for making a Baby Photo Book…
01 Don’t get too caught up on dates. Start with photos taken on your baby’s first day and then first week in the world, after that just go with the flow. Don’t worry about how many weeks they are or who held him/her first, we all know those first weeks are a bit of a blur! We went for more of a relaxed approach to the book, grouping photos into colour schemes, extended family shots, bathtime etc.
02 Black and white looks good, classic and makes photos pop!
03 Don’t over fill a page, white space looks good. Keep it varied – fill some pages with a few photos and others with just one.
04 I didn’t include any text in the book, however, you could always add names, dates, thoughts, this is totally up to you, and again, very easy to do on the Bob Designer Software.
I already can’t wait to make another. Perhaps we’ll call it Max’s first summer! He will love these books as much as I still adore my mother’s old family albums. A beautiful book that we will cherish forever.
If you want to create your own book, Bob Books is offering Caperberry readers a 20% discount from now until September 31st 2018. Simply use the code caperberry20 at the check-out.
Go To: bobbooks.co.uk/caperberry
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