Photo books are pretty handy as keepsakes because you can choose to give them away on special occasions or store them for reconnecting with treasured memories. The great thing about these books is that they’ve taken on different designs and featured several other elements, aside from the photos, that make them completely unique. So you can get as creative as you want with photo books.
The only things limiting you may be the lack of time you have to devote to this project and maybe, the overwhelming number of photos you need to go through. You can actually ask friends and family to participate in putting together the photo book to resolve your lack of time and manage the heavy volume of pictures by organising them into smaller batches (i.e., separate era-specific photos with event-specific photos). But if you’re looking for more ideas to make distinct photo books, try these three creative recommendations.
1. Highlight special photos by giving them their own page
Have you ever noticed how magazines and coffee table books layout certain impressive photos on a page? The very stunning ones usually get their own spread because this conveys the importance of the image. You can do the same layout for your photo books. But use this style sparingly so you don’t end up with a book that’s just filled with one photo on each page.
2. Never underestimate the power of storytelling through your photos
Photo books gain significant meaning when you put an effort into weaving a story with the series of pictures, as opposed to just putting a bunch of random photos together. This is a wonderful idea for very special photo books like the bridesmaid book or the anniversary book. The photos don’t have to be arranged chronologically to tell a story; you can be inventive and you can try to personalize the story for the recipient.
3. Keep it interactive
Just because you’re giving away bridesmaid books or anniversary books, it doesn’t mean that they have to be full or finished. Why not leave blank pages for your recipient to use? The blank pages may be used for leaving notes or including items of sentimental value. For instance, if you’re going to be making a memory book for your kid who’s off to college, the blank page can come with a cue for your kid to write about the funniest or most endearing moment with mum or dad. It’s a great way of keeping photo books collaborative, not just creative.
About the Author: Mildred Grace is passionate traveler who enjoys learning the world’s diverse cultures. She keeps photos of her travel in photo books from SIGNINGBOOK that she personalized with the help of her of two kids.