1. Get organised
Before you start putting your family yearbook book together, it’s always a good idea to spend some time organising your photos so you can easily find what you’re looking for. Once this is done, you can also work on deleting any duplicate or poor quality photos.
Android and iPhone devices do have built-in photo management apps, but there are other apps, such as Google Photos, Amazon Photos or Flickr, that are great for making your photos easily accessible on multiple devices. For storing and organising photographs on your laptop or PC, Lightroom is also a great tool that allows you to search for specific photos using metadata and keywords, and make any important edits before printing your photos.
2. Start with an outline or theme
If you’re not sure where to begin with your yearbook, think about the outline or theme that you’d like your photo book to have. For instance, you might want to create a travel yearbook that features primarily photos from all the trips you’ve taken over the past year, or maybe you want it to document your children’s most important milestones.
You can also use the seasons as inspiration for your yearbook and add four different sections with spring, summer, autumn and winter-themed photos. When creating your outline, one way to make sure you don’t leave anything important out is to make a list of all the people, places and events you’d like to include, such as close friends and family members, pets, holidays, and fun events. Significant events or milestones such as your child acting in the school play or learning to ride their bike can also be nice to include.