Erin provides some great ideas for documenting a journey through photos
We go through so many different journeys in our lifetime. And, as scrapbookers, we need to make sure to document them! I have provided lists for four major journeys we may take or experience in our lifetime. My hope is that you can use these lists to help in scrapping your journeys!
6 Must-Have Photos to Document Your Weight Loss Journey
- The Before Picture: Looking at ourselves at our worst in photos is one of the hardest things we have to do as scrappers, but you’ll never be able to appreciate where you are unless you can see where you’ve been, too.
- The Food: What were you actually eating to get where you are in your journey? What did you have to give up? How about a picture of your pantry?
- The Clothes: Take snapshots of your waist getting smaller and your pants getting bigger, or use the same outfit for every photo along your journey so you can actually see the changes in how your clothes fit.
- The Work-Outs: What exercise is helping you reach your goal? What’s your favorite way to move?
- The Motivation: What is motivating you to lose the weight? Take pictures of those people or items so you can always look at why you are on this journey during the hard points.
- The After Picture:
It’s time to celebrate the new YOU! Show off all the hard work and dedication! You deserve it!
10 Must-Have Pregnancy Photos
- The Test: Take a picture of the moment you found out – the little blue line matters! From ovulation to finding out you’re expecting, those plastic wands mean something to most of us in our journey to baby!
- The Ultrasound: Are you team blue, pink, or green?
- The Bellyshot: Don’t forget to take pictures of siblings and pets with your belly too!
- Baby’s Room
- Your Disappearing Feet
- Foods You Crave
- Getting Ready for Baby: Registering for baby items, Dr. appointments, lamaze classes, etc.
- The Baby Shower!
- The Hospital Bag: All packed and ready to go! Don’t forget to photograph the list so you’ll always remember what you included in the bag.
- The Labor and Delivery Nurses and Doctors: These people are often forgotten. They are there to help you get to the end of this journey and can be so supportive and helpful!
7 Must-Have Pictures for Baby’s First Year
- Brand New Baby: Be sure to snap shots of the tiny ears, toes, fingers, and hair. It all changes so fast!
- Sleeping: Some of my favorite photos are of my little ones sleeping on me or my husband. And, of course, I love the ones of them sleeping all on their own. Makes my heart melt!
- The Firsts: Smile, Tooth, Food, Haircut
- Rolling Over: It’s great to get pictures of this in sequence!
- Favorite Toys: As in Rebecca’s example above, you can take a picture every month of your baby with a favorite stuffed animal. It’s a great way to see how your baby has grown in his or her first year!
8 Must-Have Photos to Capture the Journey from Pre-K to Graduation
- 1st Day of School: Don’t forget to take one with the teacher!
- Handwriting: It will be great to look back on how your child’s handwriting changed through the years
- Amount of School Work
- Report Card
- Favorite Projects/Assignments
- School Activities
- Last Day of School
- Child In Cap and Gown!
I really hope these lists help you capture the amazing journeys we take in our lives!