Whether it’s from high school or college, graduation is always a huge milestone. It’s the ultimate reward for all the hard work you put in throughout the past few years. It’s also the day you reminisce about all the wonderful times you spent with your classmates. So, closing this chapter with a graduation photo book is the perfect way to immortalize all your memories. Of course, having pictures from the graduation day is a must, but including the best photos you’ve taken throughout your school life is worthwhile as well. After all, it’s during your school years that you create friendships that you’ll remember forever.
Design a Year-by-Year Photo Book
One way to design your graduation photo book is to create different sections for each school year – freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior. Go through your camera roll and pick the photos you like the most for each year and finish it off with graduation day – it’s the perfect way to see your evolution throughout the years. Not only will you remember all the people you met along the way, but you can even see how much you grew over the years.
Leave Some Blank Pages
As the name suggests, photo books are primarily for photos. But that doesn't mean you can't leave a few pages here and there to write some meaningful words. It's your photo book, so you should design it the way you want. These pages can be filled with the signatures of your classmates and teachers, song lyrics that helped you overcome difficult times, or even your final grades. It's really up to you; just remember to leave that extra space for anything you may want in your photo book besides pictures.
Include Pictures of Your Family and Teachers
Obviously, you wouldn't be here without some people helping you along the way. It may be your family, a favorite teacher, or both, so make sure to ask them for a picture for your photo book. Especially when it comes to teachers, you don't know the next time you'll have an opportunity to see them. By taking a picture together, you’ll make sure you have something to remember them by.
Create a Shared Photo Book With Your Classmates
Another option is to collaborate on a photo book with your closest friends. Many high school and college friendships are for life, and even though you might get separated along the way, the truth is you'll always remember each other. So, instead of designing a photo book with only your school experience, you can go for a group photo album with all your friends. You can include pictures from the best parties, of your day-to-day activities, or any funny photos you might have taken – the options are endless. The best part is that many photo book providers offer discounts when ordering multiple items. This way, you all get a wonderful keepsake that you'll cherish throughout your life for a very low price.
Take Photos on Graduation Day
No, it’s not a unique thing to do or a new idea for your photo book. But it's essential to include some photos from your graduation day – it's a special occasion! Students wear their graduation robes and caps, family members put on their best clothes, and it's a happy day for everyone. Better yet, since you know these pictures are going to be on your photo book, you can make each photo count. Don’t get stuck on tradition, though. If your creativity is telling you to go in another direction, go for it.
Last but not least, have fun! It may sound cliche, but it's the most important part. Don't stress about not getting the angle you wanted or not finding that photo you took a few years ago. A graduation photo book is a memento of your happy school life, so enjoy the process of designing it.
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