When I started taking monthly photos of Levi as a baby, my goal was to print them in a baby book. I spent one exhausting weekend sorting through a year’s worth of digital images to create an album that includes his monthly photos, my monthly letters to him, and 12 months of candid shots.
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The result was well worth the effort. I now have a beautiful hardcover coffee table book highlighting all of Levi’s milestones from his first year — that I’ll never leave out on the coffee table. It was too expensive and the pages are too fragile to be within reach of my children’s eager hands.
Determined to find a more kid-friendly way to display Levi’s monthly baby photos, I worked with Pinhole Press to create a simple 12-photo framed collage. It beautifully complements our modern decor and makes me smile every time I walk past it.
Unfortunately, the photo collage is hung too high on the wall for Levi to see. And we all know how much kids like to admire themselves as babies.
So I collaborated with Pinhole Press once again to create a personalized board book featuring all of Levi’s monthly photos.
Baby’s First Year Photo Book
Turns out, their Mini Book of Names & Faces is the perfect size and shape for a first year photo book. It’s thick, durable, coated pages were designed to be enjoyed by little hands. Plus, it’s affordable. Simply upload your baby’s 12 monthly photos (using your favorite one as the cover photo) and add the names of the months.
I’m so thrilled with how Levi’s first year baby book turned out that I definitely plan to make one for Asa. (Note to self: Finish editing Asa’s baby photos and share them on the blog.)
I’d also like to make a traditional Mini Book of Names & Faces with family photos to help Asa learn the names and faces of family members who live far away. Then maybe one of our long-distance friends, too.
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Tell me, how would you personalize a Pinhole Press board book?
PS: Learn how to take monthly baby photos like Levi’s and Asa’s.
Photography by Reema Desai for A Girl Named PJ. Levi’s t-shirt c/o Pars Caeli. Find my shirt on sale at Loft. This post was created in partnership with Pinhole Press. Thanks for supporting the brands that allow me to create exciting new content for A Girl Named PJ!
Adorable!! Such a great idea too, I did monthly photos and never made a book, need to do that!!
aw this is so cute!! Such great memories you’ll have 🙂
This turned out so great! I’ve seriously got to get more pictures printed.
We created a mini book of names and faces for G on Pinhole Press and she LOVED it. And so did all of the adults who picked it up.
This is such a great option for a baby photo book! My little boy is 7 months and I just started looking into options for creating a first year book. Great post!
Haeley @ Design Improvised
This turned out so cute! I love that you made it into a board book. While I didn’t take monthly baby photos of my girls I did a photo shoot when they each turned one and made a book from that. They both still love looking through their books. Pinning!