The true beauty of this project is evident when I look at these pages; one photo a week for an entire year and I have this - a keepsake book of everyday moments and memories. These photos were taken during 2013 and yet when I look at them I distinctly remember the time, place and mood. As a collection these portraits represent their childhood and my motherhood; precious life. I have spent most of this year procrastinating about creating this. Indeed, I've put it off time and time again because going through my hard drive and recovering all the high-res images seemed like far too much work (I really regret not organising my photos sooner). But then Ronnie - formerly Pink Ronnie, now blogging over at Life : Captured - created a template for The 52 Project and she emailed me to let me know that all I would have to do is slip each photo and caption in; all the hard design work was already done. During 2013 she captured her four beautiful boys in one shot (successfully, every week!) and she recently documented her experience and the final product over here. Ronnie has a designer's eye that I admire. She values negative space, clean lines and simple structure and she's brought these elements to these templates. The two styles of templates for The 52 Project, which include cover design template, title page template and photo layout page templates, will be available to purchase for $14.99 very soon (launch date will be announced on instagram : @lifecapturedinc). Ronnie has kindly given my readers a 20% discount on any/all story book templates from now until 31st January 2015. Just enter the code PRACSIMPLICITY at checkout.
If you're new to using templates like this one you can watch a few mini tutorial videos here. This template was created using InDesign - if you would like to know more, Ronnie hosts an online class InDesign for Beginners. And, if you're after other story book templates for photos and projects, you can view the full range here. If you have any questions please leave a comment and either Ronnie or myself will answer as soon as possible.