I’m getting ready to start my seventh year of Project Life (crazy how many photos I’ve taken) and I was reflecting how it my albums have evolved over the years. Most years I’ve done a photo a day in chronological order, with a few extra when life is too full to choose just one photo. Project Life by Becky Higgins has had numerous benefits for me, one of them is taking a photo a day is a fabulous way to improve your photography. Second, printing photographs for my Project Life album is a simple way to release my photographs from being trapped on my computer and lost in digital media. I could go on, and on about Project Life, but the purpose of this post is to create a simple title page to get the album started.
My favorite title pages all have the following included:
- Our names and ages– yes, I know that not everyone loves publishing their age. I think it helps set the cast of characters and looking back on the albums’ years later, including ages gives a time and perspective for that year of our lives.
- A portrait of each of us– One of my favorite ways to ring in the new year is to do something as a family on January 1st. I think this tradition started when I was a kid and I remember a cool hike near the coast. This is also a great opportunity to get some portraits to start the year.
- the year
2014- Honey Edition
2013- Clementine Edition
2012- Cobalt Edition
2011- Amber Edition
2015- Midnight Edition
*I’m including 2015 to show being flexible is key to Project Life! The individual portraits didn’t happen and that’s 100% ok! My five year old was happy to step in to complete the portraits, I love that this page captures her art and our family!
Keeping it simple and including these elements is how I plan to start 2016. I hope you decide to do Project Life this year, too. I’ll be sharing ideas for keeping it simple and focusing on how to capture real life moments.