I know it’s not December really yet. But I had a good story today so I needed to write it down. And in the end it really don’t matter how many stories we get right? I really wanted to get the 1:st of Advent in my album, even if it wasn’t December, because it is when the whole season starts for me. To day is just a day in between, but with a great story so I just squeezed it in.
I really need to work on my lifestyle photos. For me the pictures are so much about the people and I have so much people pictures but hardly no things and landscape.
Today I use a bit of Becky Higgins Stumpin Up – Seasonal Snap Shots, on the left side and on right it’s Ali’s December Stories Vol2. on, the word art on the left i Ali’s as well. So far I think my collection works fine. I might need some more more filler cards, but not sure yet.
Oh I also think I will do a spread per day. Seems like it woks the best for a photo book since you always have a spread open and I like how both pages contribute to the story. Totally love the story idea. It’s such relief not have to document the whole day. Can’t wait for tomorrow story.
You can find all my DD here
So I have finished the first day of December Daily. It is quite fun, but it takes really long time for me to finished. Bud I really enjoy working with this format. Hopefully things will speed up for me when I get the hang of it. So far what takes most time is to import the pictures and edit and select.
Todays story is about how I really want to prepare for Christmas and my spirit this year. I really enjoy writing a little longer story, not what happened, and who is in the pictures, but a little bit of my thoughts and also put things in perspective.
Today we did a bit of decorating, so I snapped a picture of the stars in our window and documented when Jonathan did a mess in the kitchen. Since it is the first of Advent we also lid some candles. We did tons of thing today, went shopping, cooked food, met with friends. But I don’t feel I really need to put down all of that in my album, and I like how the pictures tell the same story. Not sure if I am going to keep the number One, since it is the 29 of November, but it is the 1st Advent. Oh well I will see how things look when I get to the 2nd advent. That’s the good part of doing things digital. You can actually change your mind and change the whole thing.
We will see what tomorrows story will bee.
This year I have decided to do December Daily (DD). I am so inspired by Ali Edwards December Daily project, and if I manage to complete it I will be soo proud. You can reed more about her and her DD here.
Since this is my first year that I am approaching this, I will try to keep it really simple. The plan is to write a story per day and choose just a few photos. All the other pictures will go to my yearly PL- Album. So, I won’t be writing about what we did that day but rather a story about something special, a moment, an observation or just my feelings. This will be very much my perspective and my DD stories. Most of them will be about our family, but there will be some just about me.
My approach on DD is digital. I will do it in a digital format and hopefully the result will be a printed 8×10 book.
All my photos are edit in Lightroom CC, the pages are designed in Photoshop CC and the book is put together in InDesing CC. I have prepared a special collection of Digital products mostly Ali’s DD products and Beck’s christmas products. They are organised in Bridge CC with collections so they are easily found. This is my fist photo book that I do in InDesign and I think it will give me much more flexibility with the texts that PS can’t offer, it’s worth a try and also an opportunity to learn something new.
So join me in this wonderful project and check in daily to follow my process and my December stories.