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Welcoming baby with a photo book

Posted By Katie Pertiet On October 29, 2009 @ 7:00 am In Photo Book Ideas | 1,187 Comments

There is nothing more special than the birth of a child and the first moments of wonder and discovery. The tiny fingers and tiny toes grow so fast you want to capture those first moments in pictures.

We recently welcomed our second granddaughter into the world and went to visit so we could capture every little moment. I planned a fun day of photo sessions with our daughter and the baby. I wanted her to look as cozy, comfy and natural as possible so I brought a basket, a textured blanket, and a knitted baby cocoon to add texture against her smooth skin. I took hundreds of pictures with lots of projects in mind, the first of which was a photobook [1] of the little princess and her family.

For the right-hand pages I used Adobe Photoshop Precious Baby Girl Layered Template Set [2] from DesignerDigitals [3], and for the left-hand pages I used large full-page photos. The templates make it easy with page titles and spaces for the photos (along with all the elements except for the patterned paper) so all you need to do is put in your pictures, add some journaling and you’ll have a scrapbook to treasure forever.

If you are not familiar with Adobe Photoshop, Shutterfly has beautiful baby photo book backgrounds, too -  like Simple Path’s [4] “Tickled Pink” or “Powder Blue”, Custom Path’s [5] “Vintage Baby”, and Creating Keepsakes Sweet Baby [6].

Here’s a neat trick. If  you don’t have enough pictures to create a full album, crop the ones you have in different ways so you get multiple pictures out of one. You’ll have a full book before you know it!

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[1] photobook: http://community.shutterfly.com/gallery/post/start.sfly?postId=/gallery/1/post/GMGDFgzbuXLNw5cAooqopk

[2] Precious Baby Girl Layered Template Set: http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/8161

[3] DesignerDigitals: http://www.designerdigitals.com/

[4] Simple Path’s: http://www.shutterfly.com/photo-books/simple-path?cid=PICTURETHIS

[5] Custom Path’s: http://www.shutterfly.com/photo-books?cid=PICTURETHIS

[6] Sweet Baby: http://www.shutterfly.com/photo-books/sweet-baby-designed-by-becky-higgins/sweet-baby-8x8-photo-book?cid=PICTURETHIS

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