In Part 1 I showed you how I selected my photos to print, so next I thought I’d show you how I go about organizing my photos and setting up my album.
So when I got my photos back from Shutterfly, I was really pleased with how they turned out. I’m not sure if it’s me and how they appear on my monitor, or if it’s a processing thing at the store, but lately my photos have come back really dark from Walgreens. This is my second photo order from Shutterfly and they just seem to know how photos are supposed to look. Or maybe they care. I dunno.
Anyway, I’ve thought a lot about how I was going to organize this album. My goal in any vacation album is always to kinda tell the story of our trip. But I don’t feel as though I have to set it up perfectly chronological and say, “This is what we did on day one, two, etc.” Here is when I am so thankful for my blog – I had already pretty much documented the highlights, so I decided NOT to reinvent the wheel (I know, so proud right! ) and go with the same basic format.
Of course there was a lot more to our vacation than what I blogged about, so I incorporated those topics where, once again, I thought they would best help tell the story of our amazing vacation.
So here is my basic outline.
The next thing I did was group my photos accordingly.
As I went through each group, I took another hard look at the photos. So for each group there was a pile of “must use” photos that I felt were essential in telling the story. Plus there was also a pile for “maybes,” photos that weren’t essential but that really spoke to me for one reason or another.
It’s going to be hard to narrow these down when I actually get to putting the album together.
Anyway, next time I’ll show you how I am setting up my album. For now I’m going outside to enjoy the wonderful sunshine.