The last two years I’ve taken photos & notes for Week in the Life. I haven’t completed a single album though! Hoping third time’s the charm. Last week, I started again. I took photos daily using all 3 cameras (DSLR, point & shoot and iPhone) depending on the moment & convenience (not to mention, that is real life – I use all 3) and took notes using the printouts by Ali Edwards.
I averaged 100 photos per day. That by no means equals 100 good shots. There were bad shots and repeats. I sorted them all by day into folders and then have been going through ruthlessly deleting.
I started on my album on Saturday because I wanted to and felt inspired. I really, really want to get this one completed! 🙂
My initial plan was to use Ali’s Week in the Life volume 4 templates and create it all digitally. As I started adding photos, I looked back at her completed album from last year and lifted the idea of adding times and notes on top of photos. I like how that helps define the day while letting me place photos randomly (vs in chronological order) and write my journaling in a more relaxed format.
I’m still working on adding photos and text to the main “day” pages. I currently have two pages per day – a title page with large photo & banner title and an adjacent page with smaller photos & journaling. I’m undecided still on embellishments. I want to keep the design simple with the focus on the photos so, whatever I do, I expect it will be minimal. I’m also thinking of adding a few extra pages that detail a few current things in our lives that might not have been picked up in during the past week. That’s perhaps a little vague, but keep in mind, I’m still working out my plan on that myself! Focusing on finishing the day pages first.