Back at the beginning of the year, I shared how one of my biggest problems with scrapbooking is having enough photos. I’m really bad at remembering to take pictures. I know many of you say you have the opposite problem. I’m so jealous of that! But if you find you are like me and you never have enough photos at the end of the week or month, there are a few things I’ve learned!
Check Instagram or Google Photos or iPhotos of your husband and kids
This has been awesome for me! I have a husband who takes a few pictures a week and they are usually different than mine, so this has been helpful! But I’ve also found my teenagers to be awesome resources! And it is extra fun to see what things they are snapping photos of. Sometimes our weekly pages include their selfies or their friends and it really completes our family story for the week!
Use stock or online photos
I don’t use this one often, but I have been known to do it. I don’t do it in a way that claims those photos as our family photos but more for help in telling the story. For example, when we went to watch La La Land, I forgot to snap a photo of our tickets or of us in the theatre. But I did pull up a photo off the web of the movie poster and included it! Get creative!
And when all else fails, be as descriptive as you can with your words. They can be a powerful tool in helping to capture the memory, especially the emotions connected to the memory.
Hopefully these simple tips are helpful. No matter what, keep scrapping! Keep preserving those memories! You’ll want as much detail as you can capture when it comes to looking back on these pages down the road!
Here is today’s daily download: