Less Is Enough

With Christmas in the recent past, I am again focused on finishing a book for 2016. As you can see in this screen shot from the book module in Lightroom that I posted below, I have about sixty pages already completed. Having taken over 14,000 photos this year, there is no way that I’ll be able to include them all in a book. I’ve also accepted the fact that I will finish a smaller book this year rather than thinking that a book for 2016 isn’t worth the effort to finish if I don’t create as many pages as I did in 2015.

After looking at the collections of photos for possible 2016 layouts, I have decided to complete just five more double page spreads. I’ve placed the photos for each layout on new 24×12 inch blank documents. Next, I will begin selecting templates from either Travel Template Album No. 2 or Project Template Album No. 2 to finish the pages.

As I finish up these pages, I am thinking about what I want to do next year, what I want to create with the photos that I make. I am considering focusing more on making the photos and displaying them on simpler pages with journaling. I have some thoughts about my priorities and direction based on my experiences creating books over the last few years that I will share in January.


My Dog Penny


Topaz Labs


  1. Diane

    As always, you are amazing!! You make such beautiful layouts and books, and I think it’s wonderful that you have these treasured keepsakes in your family!

    I am so excited to hear the direction you are going to go in January by creating simpler pages with journaling. This is the format I want for my children’s memory books and I’m sure that as always, you will be a great source of inspiration!

    Thank you so much for sharing so much of yourself with us and all the best in 2017!!

    • Linda

      Thank you so much Diane, especially for the encouragement to continue sharing!!!

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