Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Birthday Photos

 Every year on my children's birthdays, I take their photo. It doesn't matter if their party is that day or if we are hiking on Mt. Everest, I take their photo. They get to pick what they are wearing, where they stand, all those details are up to them. My goal is to make an album for them with one birthday  layout for each year. They will get it when they get married or move out or graduate from college or some other milestone in their lives. I love letting them pick where the photo is because it gives me a good idea of what they are into at that time.

Last year, my daughter picked our backyard for her photos. Her and Kevin spend hours in the backyard just playing away. We took tons of pictures and her hair was a total mess but I just let it be like that...because it was her photo shoot.


I used the Ladybug Garden collection from Doodlebug for this layout. I loved the scalloped paper and the cute little ladybugs!!


I also added a doily and some ribbon for a fun photo corner.


And love all the matching Doodlebug gems!!!

 I hope you are having a great week so far! Happy Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!!

13 comments:

Michelle H. said...

Mara, this is so pretty!!
Love all the fun embellishments!
We let our daughter pick a Bday outfit too!
Love that you have them choose a background and their favorite picture!
Our daughter will be 7 in a few months too!
Have a blessed day!

Melissa said...

What a great tradition! Such a beautiful and fun page!

Rebecca said...

She is such a cutie :) And those lady bugs are super cute too.

ellen s. said...

oh she is so cute! and i love all the fun details like the bling on the flowers and the lady bugs!

Leah said...

Such a cute LO, love all the flowers and the doilies. Your dd is so cute too and what a great idea for the annual birthday photo:)

theelfqueen said...

This is a great page and a great way yo highlight those sweet birthday pics!

Joni Kix said...

Oh my! I LOVE this layout! You've added some really GREAT details! I love all bling on it too!

mustangkayla said...

What a neat neat idea! Love your layout!

patti west said...

hi Mara! I love the scalloped pp too. Your daughter is so sweet - pics totally make me smile. Love your design & bling. :)

wendipooh13 said...

she is SUCH a cutie and such a super fun page!! LOVE all that bling everywhere!!!

lacylegend said...

dear marvelous-----luv the idea of a photo for each b-day. supeer super idea, in fact..... :))

VanessaB said...

super cute! the photos turned out fantastic and i love the bright colors in the LO with the flowers and ladybugs- perfect for her and being outside. :)

melody said...

OH..I'M IN LOVE! what a scrumptiously, delightful, cheery bright lo! love the touch of bling..and those lil ladybugs..the lace paper..the ribbons..the placement of the title..well..just everything...BEAUTIFUL MARA!