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LIFE:CAPTURED began in August 2013 when we held our first full-day workshop at RAW Space in Sydney, Australia. Our mission is to help people document their stories and create tangible keepsakes to be treasured for generations to come. We offer intensive design, photography, and memory keeping workshops, as well as interactive online classes. We are advocates of honest photography, minimalist design, and memory keeping that's simple, beautiful, and tangible. We are the pioneers of the story book, and we offer flexible templates that enable everybody to tell their story. We believe that life is worth remembering and that it is never too early or too late to start documenting yours. LIFE:CAPTURED was founded by Rhonda Mason (of the Pink Ronnie blog) and Trish Chong (of Tealily Photography).

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The official blog of LIFE:CAPTURED Inc, the modern school of memory keeping. We believe that life is worth remembering and that it is never too early or too late to start documenting yours. We blog about design, photography, and how you can preserve your story with timeless, tangible keepsakes.

Photo book: Documenting three years of family adventures

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Photo book: Documenting three years of family adventures - A blog post by Trish Chong for LIFE:CAPTURED Inc (The modern school of memory keeping)

| Written by Trish |

This little book was a happy accident of sorts. I began to put together favourite photos and travel snaps from 2015 and soon realised I had more folders than I remembered  and a few forgotten ones from the years before too.  It turned out to be a lovely highlight reel of the years that have passed, and we see the kids grow so much through the pages too.

My choice to use Blurb this time round was partly a result of the falling dollar making other platforms more expensive, and partly as they offered an inDesign plugin which made the creation of the book so much simpler.  Essentially all I had to do was open a window and select the size of the book I was after and out popped a template with the required guides and margins so I knew how to place images and simple text to my liking.  My design philosophy is sweet, simple and minimal.  I also tried to keep each event to a maximum of two spreads long so as to keep to the essence of a ‘highlight’ album.

Once the design was complete, I went back to the Blurb plugin to create the cover of the album (custom sized based on the number of pages you end up designing), and then hit export and upload. Fast forward a couple of weeks and I felt like it was my birthday.  The book was everything I was after and the matte art paper inside was thick to touch and the colours spot on.  I will definitely be back for more!

Photo book: Documenting three years of family adventures - A blog post by Trish Chong for LIFE:CAPTURED Inc (The modern school of memory keeping)

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