Joe’s Book . . .

Last, but certainly not least.

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December 29, 2010 - 9:06 am

Jani - I feel a little sad that this is the last book, I have so enjoyed them. Joe’s book has some of my favorite photos that you have shared previously. The campfire, Christmas tree and field of gold are great shots. I love that Owen loves his Dad for taking him to Pancake Day — that is priceless. Through all the pages you have captured love for each individual in your family, I hope someone takes on the same project for you so there is a Reasons We Love Our Mom book to add to the collection. Thanks for sharing your family with us in so many creative ways, it is always a joy.

December 29, 2010 - 11:03 am

rachel - That was so precious and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the books. I most especially love how Owen includes a drawing w/each of his comments.

December 29, 2010 - 11:37 am

Mom - These books are totally amazing and show one of the many many reasons I love my daughter.

December 29, 2010 - 8:01 pm

Laura Speelman - I love you because, you are kind, loving considerate, talented, artistic, a good mother, a good wife, you put up with my son, you truly love him, you love your children, you are good to your mother and to me, you are a good friend to so many, you also love traditions,camping, having fun, family is important to you, you come up with so many neat ideas, the list could go on and on. I love you Melissa, Mom Speelman

December 29, 2010 - 10:04 pm

Mel - Wow, Mom Speelman . . . you just made me smile and cry all at once. Thank you so much for that:).

December 30, 2010 - 12:49 pm

Mary Rogers - this is wonderful!!!!!!!!

December 30, 2010 - 12:55 pm

Melissa Mann - Wow. This is just amazing!!! Love it!

December 30, 2010 - 1:20 pm

Bambi Pro - OMGosh! This is ridiculously adorable. I love, love, love it. I have been married for 38 years and love my husband very much but WOW. He sounds to good to be true. Nice Job.

December 30, 2010 - 3:19 pm

Mrs. b - Hi,

Found your books via AliE’s link. These books are absolutely lovely! So beautiful! Love also all the awesome photos!

Mrs. b

(I tried to add your RSS-feed, but it states an error – maybe it is not working correctly?)

December 30, 2010 - 3:27 pm

Lilith - These books are so beautiful and I love your pictures. They are wonderful.

December 30, 2010 - 4:59 pm

Heather - I very rarely comment on blogs, and even more rarely on blogs that I just stumble upon but I absolutely had to tell you how much I loved these albums. Your photography is GORGEOUS. Your family is going to absolutely treasure these. Well done.

December 30, 2010 - 5:17 pm

telisj - WOW! These books are BEAUTIFUL & AMAZING! Now this is what scrapbooking is all about! Your photography is stunning! I’ll bookmark your blog for sure! (found it via Ali Edwards’s post).

Joanne in Boston

December 30, 2010 - 6:47 pm

debbi g. - these books are fabulous!! photos are beautiful!!

December 30, 2010 - 6:58 pm

Katie S. - I ended up here from a link on Ali’s blog, and I just wanted to say that everything about these books is amazing! I love your photography and the wonderful gifts you’ve created for your family to treasure now and always. Thank you for sharing!

December 30, 2010 - 7:09 pm

Kathy - I have just seen Ali Edwards post and link to your beautiful books and she was right….the books are very inpiring and the photography/photos you have used are AMAZING. I wondered whether you would make your photobook template available for free or perhaps you could nominate a price that we could purchase it for and people could use it and share with their families all over the world why we love them so much. Truely your book is beautiful and I know your kids and husband would have loved them. Thank you for sharing such personal memories. Regards Kathy A (Brisbane, Australia)

December 30, 2010 - 7:42 pm

Tracy - amazing! the photos, the journaling, the design. they add up to perfection.

December 30, 2010 - 7:48 pm

heather johnson photography - These books are so inspiring, and absolutely beautiful. My husband and I decided that we were going to do homemade presents for one another next year…and you just gave me my idea. These really bring tears to my eyes….just stunning.

December 30, 2010 - 9:58 pm

Kathy - Just re-read the post, they are Ali’s templates…. but I love what you have done with them.

December 30, 2010 - 10:22 pm

Barbara - Melissa – so beautiful to see your work.
Regarding your companion books available at Lulu – do you discuss what lenses/camera you use?
Do you recommend a specific p&s camera?

December 30, 2010 - 11:39 pm

Mel - Wow, thanks so much for all of the supportive comments everyone! I’m a little blown away! Kathy- yes, I just tweaked Ali’s templates to fit my needs. They are super easy to work with. Barbara- the books I wrote on Lulu went along with the workshop I taught a couple summers ago. One class focused on learning to improve your composition and gave some tips for shooting kids. The other class was more of a basic intro to taking your DSLR off auto mode. The books do not cover specific cameras/lenses. I am a Canon girl :). My p+s is getting a little dated, but Canon has much newer models of it. I have the Canon Powershot SD1870IS and I love it. Anything in the Powershot SD “family” is great. This camera was recommended to me by another photographer and I’ll probably upgrade to the newest model soon. I use this camera (plus an underwater housing) for all my underwater shots too. HTH!

December 31, 2010 - 10:00 am

Jani - Melissa, Does each family member have a favorite page from their book?

December 31, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Barbara - Mel – thanks for the update. I am going to order the books. I am a Canon girl also. Canon 7d. I have the 24-70, 50 mm 1.4, 85 mm 1.8(my fave) & the 135. Any lenses you recommend adding or do you have a favorite?

December 31, 2010 - 2:10 pm

Leslie - Mel, I am wondering what font you used??? These books are wonderful. I think I will encourage my kids to make one for their dad’s birthday 🙂

December 31, 2010 - 2:22 pm

bklyn76 - i came across your site through ali edwards…what a beautiful book!

January 1, 2011 - 11:58 am

Tiff - Your photos are AMAZING!

January 19, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Ang - how did you make these books???? I’d love to make one for my husband for fathers day!!!

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