Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My Kodak Photobook Experience

Growing up, my mom made several photo albums capturing my youth. They are suck keepsake albums that I love looking through and sharing with my 1+ year old son, Joel. These days, photos are often shared electronically online, making it a much different experience viewing and sharing photos with others. When my son was born, I didn't take pictures to put into a photo album like my mom did. Instead, I kept the pictures in an online album and in my computer to make it easier to share with loved ones electronically. I've always wanted to create some kind of physical album that could showcase some pictures of Joel's first year. I know it would be a wonderful keepsake for him when he's older and an item we'd treasure as new parents.

When I was asked to participate in making a Kodak Photobook through FoodBuzz's TasteMaker Program, I was excited! Now was my chance to create a photobook of Joel's pictures! Although it was great to be chosen among other food bloggers to participate, the hardest part is selecting the pictures you want to be highlighted in the photobook. I took so many of Joel during his first year that it's made it a challenge to select the ones I want. As a result, I'm still working on my photobook... and I started working on it in late July! Here are some pictures I have chosen and I can't wait to see it all in a photobook when I'm done...

As for making the Kodak Photobook, it's extremely easy to use. Once you've downloaded pictures you want in the photobook, you're able to play around with them to design the album the way you want. There are quite a few customizeable options including several various backgrounds and layouts to choose from. And as hard as it is to believe the holidays are a few months away, these Kodak Photobooks make a wonderful gift for the holidays and special occassions like birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

Kodak also provided me with a special offer for you! You can receive 40% off any Medium Hardcover or Large Photobook using this link only: www.kodakgallery.com/creativity Offer valid until 8/31/11. So if you want to get a head start on Christmas gifts, this would be the time!

* This post is part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program with KODAK Gallery. In exchange for this post, I received a free photobook with KODAK Gallery through the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program.