You can have the most elaborate scrapbook embellishments in the world, but if you don’t have decent photos for your layouts, then your memory book is going to be far from keepsake-worthy.
There’s a lot of truth to the adage: a picture is worth a thousand words. Even a single picture can add a lot to a scrapbook page. However, it has to be relevant; otherwise people are going to wonder why it’s there in the first place.
That’s the thing about making outstanding scrapbooks, they require some forethought. Take for example, Mother’s Day. If you are looking to craft a standout memory book highlighting the special moments of mom’s big day, then you will want to prepare now.
Mother’s Day is just a few days away, so make sure you have fresh batteries in your camera and a memory card that is not near capacity. Next, consider what you will be doing on the day and prepare accordingly. For instance, if you are planning to take mom out to brunch, then prepare a mental (or physical) shot list that includes all potential photo ops, such as:
*A champagne and orange juice toast to mom
*Snapshots of the buffet
*Candid shots of the family eating their favorite foods
*Mom taking a bite of her favorite dessert
*Mom sitting at the head of the table surrounded by her kids
*A series of shots of family members eating and laughing
*Shot of the kids with their messy faces
*A picture of clean plates for a layout of featuring the “Mother’s Day Clean Plate Club”
Once you get home you can delete the photos that didn’t turn out very well. Then, of the remaining photos, select ones that you absolutely must show off in your scrapbook. If you have a ton of shots, consider grouping them according to theme. This will make it easier when you are piecing together layouts. For example, you can recreate the Mother’s Day brunch buffet on a two-page layout provided you took enough shots of the food. The same goes for a page dedicated to mom’s favorite dishes and the facial expressions she made when indulging in her beloved chocolate swirl cheesecake.