Even though I’m having to conserve energy these days, I still try to make it a priority to organise my photos and work on our Project Life album every week. Keeping on top of my photo organisation is something that I’ve only started doing this year, mainly because it’s taken me almost four years to actually get on top of our ridiculously large digital photo library (something like 62,000 photos by my last count – and I’m not even a professional photographer). There are so many benefits to having all your photos organised but the big one for me is that it makes memory-keeping so easy to do. As for staying on top of Project Life, it means that the rest of the week, I’m freed up to work on other memory-keeping projects like photo books without having to stress about a building backlog which I then have to make time to tackle.
(Sadly, I have not been as diligent in posting my Project Life spreads weekly, but hopefully five more weeks of posting two weeks at a time and we should be all caught up before Christmas. Also, remember you can click on each image for a larger version.)
I really like this layout above, as it’s simple, clean and has an overall consistent colour palette. It also balances out the top layout, which is busier, darker and more ‘people-heavy.’ In case you are wondering how it is that I seem to get away with including such few photos of the kids sometimes, they actually each have their own Project Life album, which I update monthly. I haven’t featured any of them yet on the blog but plan on doing so soon to give you a clearer idea of my big picture of memory keeping.
This particular page holds three of my favourite photos: the one of Pete in the top left holding a dustpan and brush like he was made for sweeping; the one of Jamie (bottom right) enjoying a banana with the golden sunlight in his hair like a little poster boy; and the one of the three boys mucking about at bath-time. As always, my approach is to let the photos do the story-telling. Who needs words when the images can speak for themselves?
I don’t usually like to include more than one photo per pocket, but here I made an exception as it was my birthday, and I wanted to include a few more snaps without crowding out the rest of the layout. I used a simple template that I’d created for Week 15 but I removed the paragraph of text and simply wrote ‘Ronnie’s birthday.’ This was also the week that I came up with a way of organising my blogging ideas, so naturally I had to include a photo of it!
You can read my other Project Life posts here.
Materials used: Becky Higgins Design A page protector; Kodak 170gsm glossy photo paper. All photos printed on the Canon MP630 Pixma.
(Linking up with The Mom Creative.)