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!!!