It is photo book season

‘Tis the season to make photo books. Probably my favorite Christmastime activity is sorting through the years photos to make photo books as gifts. I have an iMac, so I use iPhoto and they make it extremely easy. I have not used shutterfly or any of those sites and I cannot imagine them being any better. A 50 page photo book costs about $75. I am a fan of having one huge photo on each page rather than a collage of a few shots. Bigger is better.
I have been making photo books for around 4 years now so the passage of time is becoming evident in the older books, especially in the photos of my children. Now, with a 4 and 5 year old, it is bizarre to pick up the book I made for my wife in Christmas of 2008 and see the kids as 2 years old and 9 months old. In today’s digital world we seem to be getting away from creating physical versions of our photos. They all exist in the virtual ether. So it is nice to create physical artifacts occasionally.
The photo below is of my wife being pushed off of the dock my my son Charlie at our lake in Canada. I always try to get one good photo per year of him shoving her into the water. I like this years result…