Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to welcome you to another edition of Inspiration Station. I’m here to share 5 tips for scrapbooking family photos with you. Recently, we had our family photos taken. I know I’m in the minority but I LOVE having our family photos. Did you catch that I said that I love “having” our family photos not getting our family photos taken. I’ll agree with many of you that will say having family photos taken is painful. I agree. That’s not the part I love. I love having new photos to scrapbook with and new photos to decorate my home with. Today I wanted to share with you my 5 tips for scrapbooking family photos. Let’s get started!
1. Use your favorite photos. When you hire a photographer it’s likely that you’ll end up with dozens of photos. That doesn’t mean you have to scrapbook dozens of photos (unless you want to). Pick a few of your favorites and scrapbook those.
3. Use a collage or grid design. As I mentioned earlier, it’s likely that you’ll end up with dozens of photos and you’ll want to scrapbooking many of them. I’ve found that creating a layout in a grid design or creating a collage makes using lots of photos a breeze.
4. Make a plan before family photo time. If you’ve come across a family photo pose, color scheme, or idea that you LOVE make sure to share that idea with the photographer. I would even go as far as saying, you can choose your supplies and plan your photo shoot around the photos. As scrapbookers, I think we’ve all been guilty of finding our supplies before we’ve taken the photo. 😉
5. Use those imperfect photos! Those photos are the photos that tell the story of your family. Scrapbook the photos with your teenager scowling, use that photo of the the toddler sticking his tongue out, use the photo of mom pleading with everyone to smile.
Obviously, I used a few photos from our recent family photo shoot. These photos aren’t perfect but they’re some of my favorites and I used products that I had been dying to use. (I used the Carta Bella Spring Market collection, just in case you were wondering).
Thank you for stopping by for 5 tips for scrapbooking family photos. I hope that a few of these tips will help you when it’s time for you to scrapbook your family photos. I’ll see you next Thursday with another edition of Inspiration Station.