Hello everyone, it’s Carly here to share my plans for documenting during the summer months. Summertime at our house is busy, very busy. We take a lot of short trips to visit friends and family during the summer; mixed with summer camps, plenty of day trips around town, and of course family outings to the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
With summer being as busy as it is I wanted to make documenting as manageable and portable as possible, so I decided to trade in my 12×12 project life binder for the smaller format 6×8 handbook and so far I am loving it!
Using a smaller binder I can easily take it with me wherever we go and because it is so portable I won’t get behind in documenting during the summer. I’m also loving the variety of photo page pocket inserts I’m using. Yes, the 12×12 photo pocket pages also come in a variety of sizes, but for me at least I feel it’s so much easier to switch up your page layouts with the smaller format.
Although I’m dividing this binder into three months, June through August, I’m not too worried about keeping the photos in the order they were taken. This binder is more about capturing the entire summer of 2014 verse how it played out week by week. Again, it’s all about keeping the documenting easy and stress-free.
I should also mention that in order to keep my documenting through the summer as quick and easy as possible I’ve been using only my iPhone for taking all my project life pictures and editing. Not carrying my SLR around during this busy time just makes everything so much easier.
One question I get asked a lot is how I format my photos and if I use any templates, I do! I use Paislee Press’s 4×6 Photo Template a lot for formatting my photos for project life, as well as the Pictures + Words templates. I find templates such a quick and easy way to prep your photos for printing.
What about you, are you making any changes to how you document this summer so that it’s quick, easy and portable?