Sunday, January 31, 2010

Zach's Photo Album

"So, wacha bin doin AC? Yiz haven't bin hangin rown here much?"

Well, since you ask so nicely, I confess to being pretty busy AC: creating a photo album of Zach's first year. I had made one for his sister, and it was time to come up with the goods for the boy, and as it was his birthday [party] on the weekend, the time crunch was on.

Three years ago, when Nikki Dee happened into my life, I pretty much put her album together as her first year unfolded. She was the first grand after all and everything was new and fresh. I was in love with her, and she didn't haven't an older sibling to distract me and demand my time, so it got done.

With Zach, it was different. With his sister requiring much energy, I never quite managed to get around to making the album as the year progressed — at least that's my official excuse. But I always planned to present one on his first birthday, and as the day drew nigh, I began to get busy. Here are a few samples of what I have put together with the slideshow of the whole album below, including a link to the larger view directly on Flickr.

From week 2 ...

Week2

One thing I did realize, for perhaps the first time, in creating such albums is that a collection of head shots without lots of extraneous background makes for more pleasing composites than a group of dissimilar shots with different backgrounds. Since one must work with what's available, and since you want to show representative pictures, you can't often put together such pages, but here is another grouping of a somewhat similar style ... from week 3 ...

Week3

And a less busy collage from month 4 ...

Month4

Finally, this is the last page in the album: month 12. When lightning strikes, I may add a page or two for the party. Meanwhile, if your are family (or just curious) and want to see more, see the slideshow of the whole album is below, including a link to the large version.

Month12



Click here to view the slideshow larger.

13 comments:

Lorna said...

You knock me out---now I have to do something similar for my four, starting at their present year, or feel guilty about my lack of grandparentliness

Diana said...

Oh I get so discussed with people like you AC. You make it all look so easy and I am so afraid and don't even know where to begin! You did a wonderful job AC, and the slideshow was beautiful. You are blessed indeed!
Love Di

Bernie said...

Well done A/C, Jboy is a real cutie and you sure can tell they are brother and sister. Loved the slideshow......how nice the children will have these photos to look back on......:-) Hugs

Donna said...

Goodness this must take a lot of work! They're Great Ac!!! Isn't he a doll?hughugs

Barry said...

Excellent job, I wish I had your skill.

Of course you're working with a very photogenic model.

Ruth said...

Where did that year go?! He sure is cute and is looking more like his sister.

fumblingforwords said...

Isn't that just the way it is - it's a lot harder to get around to completing creative projects when it comes to the second (or third) child.

These look great!

ChrisB said...

These are wonderful, you are so creative.

Ginnie said...

A labor of love, that' for sure. Your grandchildren are a delight.

Mary said...

AC,

This is absolutely beautiful. What a lovely gift you have blessed your grandchildren with.

They look very professional. Have you ever thought of doing this for others? Awesome work.

Blessings,
Mary

simplycol said...

I so love this idea!! These first year memories will be treasured always.

jinksy said...

You've done a marvellous job, AC. Fantastic record of a Year In The Life Of...who is he again?! LOL :)

Mary G said...

Wow! What a treasure that will be for him.
You rock!
I love the one of him in the denim hat the most.