Friday, April 03, 2009

You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby

I LOVE photos. I always have. I've made bulletin boards, scrapbooks, and collages out of my photos for years. I love the sense of history that they provide.

Before our wedding, I managed to scan 70 photos of my childhood and have them printed up on kodakgallery.com. And the Mr's Mom scanned 200+ baby pictures of him, sent them to me on a disk, and I had a bunch of those printed up.

Here is a look at a few of my favorites side-by-side at age >1, age 3, age 5, and age 17 (I'm always on the left)

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Can you tell what our future children will look like? :-)

For our wedding I ended up making three poster boards of Photos to put on easels at the entrance to the reception. One featured us as babies/kids, one featured pictures of us as a couple, and one featured our Parents' Wedding Photos. I love the way they turned out and I think the guests did too.



I'm not 100% sure what's going on here... but I think the bridesmaids liked the photos as well:



We ended up framing this one and hanging it in our condo's main hallway:


The rest we dismantled and put into single frames and albums.

Do you have family photos and childhood photos in your house? Is it hard to just pick a few?!

13 comments:

Lil' Woman said...

What a great idea...I have wayy too many oics that need to find a home.

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

I LOVE this! I feel very similarly about photos and keeping history alive through them... D and I did the same thing for our wedding and had our slideshow playing throughout our wedding --

Love what you did with the posters!

Chic Runner said...

SO freaking cute! :) I love them and I love pictures too. You did a good job with the collage.

A Balancing Act in Heels said...

I love old photos! Childhood photos of me and my siblings are my favorite. I also love looking at what my parents used to wear!

Mrs. D said...

Such a cute idea!! Love the pictures! :)

Jenny said...

Those are such cute pics! What a creative idea!!! :)

I love pictures too. :) Thank god for digital, I take so many they'd be overflowing my closet now!!!

Shoshanah said...

I love that idea! When I get married (not that it will be anytime soon) I want to do something similar. I've seen it done several way, but I think this is one of my favorites!

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

These boards are so great! I did something very similar at our wedding. I scanned in pics of my fiance and me as kids, just like you, then I took photos of other people's weddings I had... family, friends, etc. folks I knew were coming to the wedding.

Then I made a slide show presentation with them all and had it on a constant loop display towards the end of my reception in the "bar area." People were so amazed when they saw shots of THEMSELVES there!! How fun!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

those are soo cute! i wanted to do that for ours too but it didn't end up working out, i love it! we want to frame a pic of each of us and our little guy(s) all around the same age =)

Kate said...

Cute pictures... but that's not why I'm here. I saw your post about your sewing machine, and am wondering how thats going - I just got one and my stiches are all messed up :-( The front looks ok, but the back side is pretty terrible... any advice?

jlc said...

That's ADORABLE!!! You did an awesome job!

SassyEngineer said...

I love pictures - especially from childhood. My mom made a poster board thing for us at our wedding. I think she actually still has it (or I hope she does)! I'm actually working on compiling some great older photos to create a family photo collage wall in part of our hallway.

buy r4ds said...

That's great idea. Nice pictures!
Thanks for such adorable post!

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