Ellerie LOVES books. We're getting to the good part too - when she will actually SIT and LISTEN to a full story from beginning to end (I used to have to cliff notes the story in order to keep up with her attention span). She also likes to "read" them to us too. My favorite part of that experience is how her inflection to the nonsensical words that she's often matches mine.
Kids are rad.
Like a lot of kiddos, she also loves photos of herself. So I thought it would be fun to combine the two and used Pinhole Press to create a simple "favorite things book."
Their template makes it super easy. The only thing I had to do was upload my 12 photos (plus a cover photo) and then add on the word for the left page. The colors and font were set which was fun (and made decision making that much simpler).
Originally I thought I'd take photos of her current "favorites" on white paper but then decided it was going to more interesting if I used "real-time" photos of her with the objects. All of these photos are just from my iPhone in the past six months or so and all were processed with VSCOcam.
What I didn't anticipate about using the "real" photos is that there would be so much more to point out. Like on the water page, she also likes to point to her "tattoo!" or on the bubble page she can show me her "boots!" It's pretty cute (and so simple!). We are enjoying it and I love having this little time capsule.
Like everything I've ordered from Pinhole over the years, the quality is great. Thick, sturdy pages (I went with the matte print option) for little hands, beautiful color and clear photos.
I reached out to Pinhole Press and they were kindly willing to offer a promo code for my readers. If you're interested in making a photobook for kids (anything from this page) you can save 20% through August 14th with code "elise". So fun.
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