Making Little Mr’s first year photobook

Over the last couple of evenings, I’ve been trawling through around 9,000 photographs that were taken over the last year to make Little Mr his first yearbook full of photographs from our adventures. There are photographs right from the beginning where it all started with us in hospital, back at home and further afield including our press trip to Majorca last year. When I look back at what we got up to we really did have such a magical year. I can’t quite believe my tiny little newborn has grown up so quickly and has taken it all in his stride.

I’ve tried to cram into the photobook as many photographs as possible and at the last count there are 1407 being included in the book and that doesn’t even cover his first Christmas or his first birthday. There’s something so precious about photographs capturing a moment that I just love. Yes,  I am incredibly soft and did actually well up looking at all his newborn photographs and when he first started to smile and recognise his Mama and Daddy.


I’m creating his first year photobook with the help of Photobox who enable you to make some stunning albums of all your favourite photos. I made one at the end of last year with all my pregnancy photographs in and made one of my nephew’s first couple of years to treasure all the memories we had. You forget so easily how tiny they were and it’s obvious that I take far too many photographs and don’t do enough with them!


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love taking photographs. I would really love to learn how to take photographs properly with a proper ‘grown up’ camera and learn how to edit and get the best from them. With my smart phone camera, it’s literally point and shoot and although I’m very grateful that I’ve been able to take photographs instantly at any given opportunity I’d really love to be able to take some more sophisticated photographs.

I’m hoping to get the photobook finished this weekend so as soon as it’s arrived I can’t wait to show it off. I’ll get the tissues ready as I’m bound to get emotional looking through it.

If you love photographs as much as I do, you’re bound to have some photographs that you’d like to put up on display. I have at least another 15 that I need to get up. I’m hosting a giveaway with CanvasDesignUK which is here if you’d like to enter. It’s only open until the 16th March 2014 so be quick!

What do you do with all your photographs? Do you print them off or store them digitally?

Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post. I just wanted to tell you all about what I’m doing with my many hundreds of photographs! 

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  • Reply Donna

    I never print photos unless I’m making a gift for someone. I really should take note and make photobooks too x

    09/03/2014 at 10:38 pm
  • Reply Claire @ Great British Family

    It’s rare I print photos but I remember enjoying looking through all my childhood photos when I was yonger. Now I have a daughter I’m planning to do a photobook every year. I’m still working on 2013s!

    10/03/2014 at 7:43 pm
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