Each of my kids has a scrapbook devoted to professional portraits. But since I got my DSLR, I'm trying to avoid the studios. Each month I take portraits of Jack (for the first year) and a new 8x10 goes on the wall. So the old one gets to go in the scrapbook. I did go to Picture People when he was three months (and am entertaining 6 months on Sunday because my membership expires in a week and I still have free stuff left - should I go? it's always such an aggravating process!).
Anyhow, here are the three pages I've done over the past two days. I was up way too late working on the 3 month page (I was also working on a card order from my business so I was multitasking) - but I'm happy with it. I kept forgetting to do what I've wanted to try for a while, printing the letters on cardstock and cutting them into rectangles, like Charys does. After doing it, I want to do it some more!!!! I played with setting a background color so that it was similar to my background paper, and had to print a couple of versions to get it right. And I used painter's tape to hold the letters so I could put the adhesive on - I guess I could have used my Xyron, but the letters were small and the painters tape worked great!!
Okay, enough rambling (still drinking my coffee) .... here's the layouts.
For kicks, here's Andrew at 2 and 3 months - he's wearing the same shirt as Jack in the 3 months (and both were taken at Picture People). Andrew's 3 month layout is probably my favorite in the whole book, don't know why, just love it.
Awww, the pages came out great. Those 3-month pictures are so adorable! I really must say that I would not have known the first two were not at a studio though. I love how your block lettering turned out and your matting colors work really well in that layout as well. 3-month is definately my favorite, well-worth the time you put into it.
Wow Gwen!! Great work. Those are beautiful, all of them!! TFS
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How cute!! Once you get to 1 year, what incriments to you do after that? Still monthly?
I would LOVE to start an album like this, but three months of picture go deleted...after he turned 1. So i have the first year, just not months 14-17
ETA: Also, in these albums are there birth pictures, or just starting with month one?
After 1 year, I do 18 months (but I do have some 15 months so I might do that for him too) then it's every year. I have some random special occasion ones too, like for gifts or holidays like Valentine's Day.
None of the kids have birth pictures in their albums. But I did take Jordan at 9 days to Sears, so she has that and Natalie has one at about 8 days. Andrew and Jack don't.
your lettering really turned out great on the 3 months page! Don't you love the blocking? My favorite is the 2 month page though. I don't know why...I think it's the crisp clean colors and that picture. Wow, you do amazing. again, again, again, I wish so badly we were closer. I'd pay you to take Kayson's portraits. I have only taken him twice (since birth!) to get his pics taken. Your kids are really going to appreciate these books Gwen.
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