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Printing Newborn Photos – It Matters!

Printing Newborn Photos – It Matters!

A recent slideshow client has perfectly illustrated the importance of printing newborn photos. She had commissioned me to design a slideshow of her son’s first year, to be shown at his first birthday party.  Among the digital files she sent for the show...
Capture Moments, Don’t Manufacture Them

Capture Moments, Don’t Manufacture Them

I try very hard to get photos of my daughter with all of her extended family members, since we only see them a few times a year.  We are a very baby-centric group, and people’s faces just light up when they finally get to hold her.  Invariably, though,...
Making Busy Backgrounds Work for You

Making Busy Backgrounds Work for You

I felt a certain amount of pressure to come up with a really amazing baby book for my daughter, considering my business.  But when I finally sat down to do it (yes, even pros can procrastinate), I felt really creatively stuck.  I found a set of digital...
5 Tips for Creating a Tribute Photo Book

5 Tips for Creating a Tribute Photo Book

Looking to create a special photo album for someone’s milestone birthday?  Consider making it a tribute album by including letters from friends and family of the birthday person.  The ability to smoothly incorporate text is one of the advantages that photo books...
The Flip-Pal: Scanning Photos the Easy Way

The Flip-Pal: Scanning Photos the Easy Way

The first step in many photo book projects is actually getting your photos in a digital form.  Whether they are piled in shoeboxes or neatly arranged in pocket photo albums, you still need to get them scanned to start your design work (and hey, Shoeboxers, you...
How to Choose Photos for Your Wedding Album

How to Choose Photos for Your Wedding Album

It can be overwhelming to choose photos for your wedding album – I’ve seen couples who get over 1,000 pictures from their photographers!  Having a sense of how the album breaks down can be helpful when you’re trying to make sense of all the...

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