Hi Folks! Wanted to share some exciting news with all of you!
Photo Book Girl is soon to be Photo Book Mom!
I suppose after sharing two years of wedding, honeymoon and vacation photo book posts, it’s time to explore another topic and I know we have lots of readers who are moms and dads! I’ll be looking forward to sharing some of my baby photo album ideas and hearing about yours as well.
Not surprisingly, I’ve been eagerly planning my first baby-related scrapbooks. I’ve been keeping a pregnancy journal and gathering my baby “stuff” that will make it into a photo book soon! I’ve heard that after baby is born, time will be at a premium, so I hope I can get some books done now!
Here’s my initial list of baby-related photo books:
1) Pregnancy photo book – a place for all those baby bump photos, ultrasound images and excerpts from my pregnancy journal. A more personal book that I probably will keep as a personal diary of sorts…
2) Baby Shower photo book – I’ve already made a couple baby shower books including a few books as thank you gifts to my hosts. We were lucky that our wedding photographer happened to have the date of our shower available – it was the only Saturday he had open for months! Yes, it was a bit indulgent to have a professional take photos at our shower, but I’m so glad we did it. We went on a mini-photo shoot before the guests arrived with me and daddy-to-be showing off my baby bump (similar to an engagement photo shoot)! 🙂 I’ll share some shots of that book in an upcoming post…
3) “Dear Baby” scrapbook – I have seen some beautiful examples of books that expectant parents are making their babies as keepsakes for when they grow up. Topics include, “how we found out we were expecting”, “how we told our families”, “your first visitors”, etc. etc. The narrative is written directly to the baby. How nice would that be to have a cherished keepsake from your parents? (I suggest making two copies cause you know you’re definitely going to want to keep one for yourself!)
There’s so many more ideas I have – like a personalized ABC book, board books etc. etc. – I’ll talk about them in posts to come!
I look forward to sharing my baby photo album making with you and hearing about any ideas you would like to share.
What are your best photo/photo book tips for a mommy-to-be?
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