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With its unique layout that allows pages to remain completely flat when the book is open, it is no wonder more and more people are turning to layflat albums for a variety of uses including baby photos, anniversaries, and even portfolios.
Every person and every event has a story, and a photo book recounts that from start to finish. As such, having one is great for commemorating important memories. However, curating a cohesive photo book is meticulous work, and after having selected and edited your photos, you might feel stumped on how to proceed. We have compiled a list of tips for you to get started with your layflat album.
Getting The Right Fit
Before you get creative with your designs, here are some important details you should first decide upon.
Telling A Story with Layflats
Every page does not have to be unique. In fact, sticking to 2-5 page templates and alternating between those for the entire photo book could be better, as it will be less messy aesthetically.
The most common templates people like to use are:
Set a storyline and plan how you want to recount the story. A popular choice would be to do it chronologically, featuring the flow of events from beginning to end.
But if you are not planning to follow a timeline, you can categorize them by:
Once the details of steps 1 and 2 have been decided, you can now start putting in content. We recommend kicking things off with your most memorable photo(s) on your first page. This can serve as the setting of the story and theme and will draw people in immediately.
Other than photos, you can feel free to include text as well. Text can include milestone dates, song lyrics, or quotes.