Telling a story with photographs

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A great way to make really special photo albums is to try and tell a story with your photos. The first day of Kindergarten is a big day in a kid's life, so I know you are going to be there with your camera. You're going to take a photo of your kid outside, smiling into the camera. Take that photo. It's a great moment. Also think about how to tell a story with that photo. What's going on? I'm sure that child has a new backpack on his back. Have him turn around and take a photo of that backpack. What shoes is your daughter wearing? I'm sure she spent a lot of time picking the right shoes for the first day of Kindergarten. Look down at her feet, and take a cutsey little photo of her shoes. She will remember that. Those shoes are probably going to be gone in a couple of years. Kids have a funny way of remembering things, and they don't always remember it by looking at themselves smiling. They remember it from details. Use all those detail photos of that first day of school. Not only will you have a beautiful album, but you'll have a way to trigger a child's memory of that moment in their life.
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Ulrica Wihlborg

"Picture Perfect" Mom

Ulrica Wihlborg has spent over a decade as a staff writer and editor at People magazine in Los Angeles, heading up the celebrity weddings and baby sections. Her work has been honored by Reporters Without Borders, she is the recipient of the Henry R. Luce Award for Breaking News and she's been interviewed on CNN, Extra!, E! Entertainment and E! True Hollywood Story.

She's also an accomplished photographer who was chosen as one of the top portrait photographers in the U.S. by Rangefinder magazine in 2009. Her photographs have appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Live with Regis & Kelly, The Early Show, Entertainment Tonight, as well as published in Oprah At Home, C magazine, Los Angeles Confidential magazine, Parents magazine, Parent & Child and more.  She is the photographer of two books authored by Entertainment Tonight co-anchor Nancy O’Dell.  

In July 2012, shortly after welcoming her third child, Ulrica decided to leave People magazine and move to a small town in her native Sweden to spend more time with her family. She's now the founder and editor of the design and lifestyle blog Sweden With Love, which merges her curiosity about design with her love for journalism and photography. She lives in a yellow house with her husband Craig and their three young children Axel, Gustav and Liv.

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