One of the ways that I am documenting Kieran's stories is to use photos from one photo shoot to produce several layouts. I promised a few weeks ago that I would talk some more about this. I realised that one occassion can actually capture more than one story; there's the overall main theme but also what I think of as sub-stories that you can tell. Here's an example. I took a lot of photos of Kieran one afternoon at the park late this summer, and was able to scrapbook four different layouts with them. Here is a mosaic of the photos.
You can see the individual photos here on flickr.
And here are the layouts I made.
This one is the overall story, basically, an afternoon at the park.
The journaling talks about how this is our favourite park to go to, and that we are there pretty often.
Now for the "sub stories".
Kieran loves to play football, so that is one layout I had to do. Ever since he learned to kick a ball it's like an obsession. He just might be the next Zinedine Zidane!
I also did a layout about how he likes to watch the other children playing.
As you can see I didn't use all the photos I took. I chose the ones worked best with my stories and my pages. I plan to do one more page using the photos of him holding up the bag of puffed rice with his typical pleading "Please Mummy?" look on his face! And yes, I eventually gave in and gave him some!
Here are two more pages I've done where I used a smilar approach. You've seen theme before......
The first is one of those "just because you're so cute" moment layouts. The following layout tells a more detailed story about Kieran's oh so expressive face.
I've noticed myself using this process over and over again, and this is part of the reason why I get quite a bit a scrapbook pages done for and about Kieran. I don;t have a problem using the same or similar photos on several pages, since I'm more interested in the story that gets told rather than scrapping evry single photo. Which face ot is an insurmountable task anyway.
So tell me, what's your approach as you try to document and tell your stories?