5 things you must include in your Shutterfly family photo book
Your family has its own unique story; everyday happenings can become fodder for an epic tale.
An ice cream cone at the end of the day that makes for a happy ending.
A family vacation or camping trip that turns into an unforgettable adventure.
Even your child’s crayon “art mural” on a white wall can become a plot twist.
You can capture your memories and chronicle your family’s stories in a photo book. You don’t have to be an expert photographer or storyteller. Shutterfly makes it easy to turn your everyday snaps (yes, even the ones you’re capturing on they fly with your smartphone) into a photo book. Share them with grandparents and keep them around the house for your children to flip through.
We’ve seen a lot of photo books throughout the years, and most have the same set of photographs. Stand out with your next creation! Here are some different, charming photos to include in your next photo book.
Photos of your kids with their favorite toy
Whether it’s a stuffed animal that is practically part of the family or a Legos creation your child is particularly proud of, taking photos of your kids playing with their favorite toys captures the essence of childhood. Have them pose with their favorite toys or get some action photos of them playing.
Trust us, they’ll be elated to see that special doll or favorite truck make cameos in the family photo book.
Photos of your family outside your home
Every great story has a setting.
Ask yourself where your family likes to gather. Is it on the porch swing for after-dinner popsicles? Or how about the backyard sandbox or on the front lawn where sprinklers and water balloon fights are staged? Your home is the host of many great memories, so be sure to pay homage to it in your snaps.
Photos of your children’s artwork
Your refrigerator and hallway walls are essentially an art gallery with visiting exhibits from your resident artists (read: kiddos). But, your gallery, we’re guessing, eventually runs out of room.
A common question organization experts often field: “What should I do with all of my children’s artwork?”
An expert solution: Keep some on display and take photos of the other Picasso’s so that they can be forever commemorated in your photo book.
Photos with the family pet
Don’t forget Fido or Fluffy in the family photos! Family pets teach kids valuable lessons, everything from compassion to caretaking. Take some photos that show just how integral your pet is to your family.
Maybe that’s your dog leading the way for his pack on the next walk or hike, your cat cuddling up with your family while you watch a movie or your kids feeding the fish and watching them dart about the tank.
Photos of your favorite family meal
Family meals, and the conversation that surrounds them at the kitchen table, make for wonderful memories. Snap some photos of your family enjoying a favorite weeknight meal, or baking cookies together or at a Thanksgiving feast. Because kids say the darndest things, turn one of their funny tableside quotes into the caption.
Ready to get started on a family photo book? We’ve teamed with Shutterfly to help you make a memorable photo book that celebrates your family. Make the most of your memories and truly capture these special years. Get 20% off your next photo book with coupon code SAHSAVE20.