Family Photos | A Scrapbook Layout

So, I was reminiscing a little over the weekend as I realized we were upon a certain anniversary. Eight years ago today, Orlando was dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Charley. The storm blew through around 10 PM on the 13th of August in 2004. It knocked out my power, blew down my fence, and scattered debris all over my yard. I hightailed it to my Mom and Dad’s after the storm because they had power and hot water!

And yes, even though we have to deal with hurricanes every summer, I still wanted to move back to Central Florida. Good times! After eight years, I finally scrapbooked the rest of my Hurricane Charley photos. But the layouts are not photographed yet, so today I have something more recent to share.

These are some candid shots from Spring Break this year when we got our family portrait updated. I always remind everyone that we have to stick to two or three colors so we aren’t all clashing with each other in the portrait. My nephew Michael had the brilliant idea that we should each wear a different solid color (like Skittles) so it wouldn’t matter. He’s a keeper!

That is how we came to be wearing golf shirts. It’s the kind of story that needs to be documented and makes a great scrapbook page!

I just picked up some of the Escape collection from Little Yellow Bicycle and the colors were a perfect match for these photos. I really tried to incorporate the cloud paper, but the it just didn’t look right floating along the middle. But the cameras are just as fun and support the theme of the page. I kept the colors bright and used up some old Heidi Swapp journaling spots and a K&Co border strip. I even got out a Quickutz alphabet! It’s so nice to be unpacked and have access to all my stuff whenever I need it.

Other: Quickutz Reuse alphabet, EK Success dog tag punch, Heidi Swapp journaling spots, DMC embroidery thread.

So, do you make sure your family coordinates outfits for family portrait day? Tell me we are not the only family who does!

Thanks for stopping by today!

14 Comments

  1. I love the shirt idea!
    Before I even read that he suggested it, I thought it looked fun 🙂
    I love that camera paper and I remember those Heidi Swapp journal spots.
    Very cute layout, Tammy 🙂

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  2. Love the colorful array of shirts! I’m just lucky to get my people IN a picture, and it’s been a while.

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  3. Great idea for a family pic, definitely scrap worthy.
    Thanks for visiting my blog too. I have had a few weeks with notuch going on, so I can afford to leave some pockets empty. Maybe its a sign I need to write down more quotes during the week.

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  4. I love the skittles idea! Haha! We coordinate too, you’re not the only ones 🙂 it’s the little things sometimes, having access to all of our things? Your layout turned out great!

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  5. These are great photos. I love all of the color! I just used that LYB camera paper on a page too. Love it!

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  6. your layout is gorgeous, clearly need that 3 sizes butterfly punch!

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  7. super layout! i just love the butterfly embellies! great job

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  8. this is such a cute layout! love that camera paper!

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  9. We don’t have a family portrait day, but I think we should! I love the skittle colours! The camera paper goes perfectly, he page is lovely. x

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  10. Love the layout!

    Also love that you are documenting a disaster. I don’t document all the bad stuff, but I think documenting huge things like Charley gives a good frame of reference for the scrapbook.

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  11. Terrific layout. Always take those photos whenever you can. Too quickly it is hard to get everyone together again. Great idea on the shirts.

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  12. Fun story and a great page! We tend to take family portraits at the beach and at Christmas, so we’ve already got a bit of a theme going. That’s about all the organizing my family will bother with!

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  13. If my family did take photos I am sure we would 🙂 Would love to see the studio shots. Who took these photos since everyone was in them?

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  14. The idea of everyone dressing “like Skittles” totally made me smile today. We rarely get extended family photos anymore, but the last one at Christmas a couple of years ago I lucked out & everyone was in reds & greens. Robbie & I often coordinate what we are wearing, so we “match” in most of our photos (& if he gets lost in a crowd, I’ll always know what color he’s wearing LOL).

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