We've made it our mission to help people get their most precious memories back into their everyday lives. One of our favorite ways to do this is by gathering favorite memories from a year into an annual family book. That way, the photos and memorabilia won't be buried on a hard drive or a box where nobody gets to see them. You can provide us with a year's worth of material, totally in raw form, and we can edit it for you down to the essential things to tell a story. Or, if you prefer, you can edit down to a few hundred images that best capture the story of that year, and we can take it from there.
These books really capture the stuff of life, preserving memories that might otherwise slip through the cracks. Along with big events like vacations, holidays, first days of school, etc., a family yearbook can capture the little things, like a special interest your child might have had for a while, or quiet family moments that you'll later look back on as the really important ones. We love to include keepsakes from the year such as cards, kids' artwork, ticket stubs, invitations — anything that you want to hold onto and remember for many more decades to come. We'll digitize these items so that it feels like the 3-D objects are there on the page, and include them wherever they go in the story. This is an archival way to not only preserve those items (so you can possibly clear them out of your house!), but also combine them with photographs to really capture your family's life in a given year.
After a few years of doing this, you'll have built a beautiful family library that only gains more meaning with time. We've heard from clients that over time, children especially love looking back at these books, to remember all that they've done and seen as they've grown. Please feel free to get in touch if you have questions about family yearbooks, or would like to start collaborating on a book for your family.