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How To Create Meaningful Photo Books

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I bet you take hundreds if not thousands of photos a year. …

I bet you take hundreds if not thousands of photos a year.

They are mostly of things you love, like your kids.

Let's take these precious photos off your hard drive and create something tangible because hard drives fail and it could be a thing of the past.

In this presentation, we'll explore 5 elements that makes photo books meaningful and how to make it last for generations.

1. Photos tell my story. What's the story I want to tell? What do I want to remember and feel again when I look at these photos? I could use 1 image per page to make a point, or put a few photos in a collage to show details.

2. Add text. Use text boxes in the book making software to tell more about my story. Blurb.com is the easiest book making system I've used. In the photo book, I could use quotes from famous people, quotes about the kids or cute things they've said. Include things I want to remember like what they're like at this age. You could even write them a letter and include it in the photo book.

3. Make a book that will last. This is something I want to share with my grandchildren one day. Make it durable so it'll last. Make a hardcover photo book and upgrade to thicker paper. All these upgrades are affordable and worth it. This is an heirloom photo book, remember?

4. Display your photo books. Photos are meant to be seen and shared. Display them on your coffee table or put it on the photo ledge beside your other art work.

5. Store it well. When the books are not on display, be sure to store it well. Lay it flat and keep them in a cool dark place away from direct sunlight.

If you like this presentation, visit my blog post for 5 meaningful photo book ideas. http://blog.theconnectionweshare.com/?p=5336

Happy book making!

About Amy Lee and The Connection We Share

I'm a memory keeper, chocolate eater and a kale chip maker.

On the blog http://blog.theconnectionweshare, you'll find lots of fun ideas to help you connect and bond with your children. There are fun crafts and activities for you and your kids to create new experiences with. There are healthy snacks to keep you nourished. There are photo tips so you could take great pictures of you and your children together. And if you need parenting insights, I'll share my journey with you.

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  • 1. CREATE MEANINGFUL H O W T O PHOTOBOOKS
  • 2. PHOTOS I bet you take hundreds if not thousands of photos a year.
  • 3. PHOTOS They are mostly of things you love…
  • 4. PHOTOS They are mostly of things you love… like your kids
  • 5. CREATE Let’s take these precious photos off your hard drive and create something tangible . . .
  • 6. CREATE Let’s take these precious photos off your hard drive and create something tangible . . . because hard drives fail (knock on wood) F A I L
  • 7. CREATE Let’s take these precious photos off your hard drive and create something tangible . . . or it could be a thing of the past (think vhs) X
  • 8. 5 ELEMENTS Let's explore 5 elements that makes photo books meaningful and how to make it last for generations.
  • 9. 01 PHOTOS T E L L M Y S T O R Y What’s the story I want to tell? What do I want to remember and feel again?
  • 10. 01 PHOTOS T E L L M Y S T O R Y Use 1 image to make a point
  • 11. 01 PHOTOS T E L L M Y S T O R Y Or a collage to show details
  • 12. 02A D D TEXT Use the text boxes in the book making software to tell more about my story
  • 13. 02A D D TEXT Use the text boxes in the book making software to tell more about my story
  • 14. 02A D D TEXT Use quotes . . . Famous quotes from wise people Quotes about your kids Cute things your kids said
  • 15. 02A D D TEXT Include things you want to remember
  • 16. 02A D D TEXT Include time reference
  • 17. 02A D D TEXT Maybe write a letter
  • 18. 02A D D TEXT Here are some more photo book ideas and examples SHOW ME MORE IDEAS >>
  • 19. 03 MAKE IT LAST This is something I want to share with my grandchildren one day. Make it durable so it'll last
  • 20. 03 MAKE IT LAST Make a HARDCOVER book
  • 21. 03 MAKE IT LAST Upgrade to thicker paper
  • 22. 03 MAKE IT LAST All these upgrades are affordable and worth it. This is an heirloom photo book, remember? All these upgrades are affordable and worth it.
  • 23. 04DISPLAY THEM Photos are meant to be seen and shared.
  • 24. 04DISPLAY THEM Display them on your coffee table Put it on the photo ledge beside your other art work
  • 25. 05STORE IT WELL When the books are not on display, be sure to store it well.
  • 26. 05STORE IT WELL When the books are not on display, be sure to store it well. Lay it flat Keep them in a cool dark place away from direct sunlight
  • 27. LIKE THIS PRESENTATION? Visit this blog post for 5 meaningful photo book ideas And I just might have a coupon for my favourite photo book company =) SHOW ME MORE IDEAS >>
  • 28. HAPPY BOOK MAKING! I'm a memory keeper, chocolate eater and a kale chip maker. On the blog, you’ll find lots of fun ideas to help you connect and bond with your children. There are fun crafts and activities for you and your kids to create new experiences with. There are healthy snacks to keep you nourished. There are photo tips so you could take great pictures of you and your children together. And if you need parenting insights, I’ll share my journey with you. SEE THE BLOG >> About Amy and The Connection We Share

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