Hi all, Sarah here. I’m excited to share an album I’ve been working on for the past few months. I keep hoping that my daughter will fall in love with the process of memory keeping as much as I have. Unfortunately that hasn’t happened yet, so I’ve decided to do my best to document a few of the moments of her teenage years for her (at least until she decides that memory keeping is something that she would like to pursue).
I decided to keep this album small so I went with a 6″x8″ Snap Album with pocket pages. I started my cover page with a introduction card about capturing her 13th year and a card talking about the low key way we spent her 13th birthday (the celebration would come in the form of a road trip to St. Louis the next day and a family celebration later that weekend). All images are linked to my gallery for full credits.
It’s sometimes hard to get my teenager to pose for a photo, so when I have a good opportunity to do so, I grab it and run with it. This page is from a trip to a nature center where we went on a hike and then walked through the exhibits while my husband was taking a fly fishing class.
I love the small size of the album because it makes it easy to do a small 6″x8″ layout in addition to the pocket pages. This page documents my daughter getting her new glasses this past summer.
Not every page is photo driven. I created these pages when I found out we were moving and wanted to talk to my daughter about the many moves we’ve made over her short life. It’s sort of my letter to her to let her know that while I know moving is hard, it’s afforded her opportunities that she may not have had otherwise.
This is still very much a work in progress, but my hope is to create a couple of pages for each month and give it to her for her 14th birthday. She’s always loved looking through my albums that I create for myself, so hopefully having an album that belongs to her and is entirely about her will help her fall at least a little bit in love with the memory keeping hobby. If not, I’ll take joy in knowing that I can help her document a few of her teenage moments.