Baby Lola’s First Photo Book

Life as a parent can be quite the whirlwind. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routine and forget to stop occasionally and document all the milestones that have happened recently. I wanted to make sure and capture the first few months of our daughter Lola’s life in a little photo book before time got the best of us, so I made a little collection of some highlights from the first three months.I love to use these mini photo books when making small albums and I usually just print all my photos onto a 8.5 x 11″ sheet of photo paper and then cut them out myself with an X-Acto knife, ruler, and cutting mat. I also stock up on different sized gold letter stickers whenever I see them because I can always find a place for those …Since this is a baby book, I used different sized gold letters for the inside of the photo book to give it an alphabet feel (I love those marquee letters).I also cut-to-size a sweet “happy new baby” card that my friend Sarah sent me to use as the opening image—it works perfectly! I LOVE having an instax printer so I can make any photo into cute little instax. Printing some of the birth center pics this way really gives them a special look that sets them apart from the other photos in the book. Did you know I had a birthday baby? How crazy is that?!I also included her newborn, one, two, and three month progress photos as well. They help show how much she has already changed in just a few months (excuse me while I go weep over that) and they also serve as little chapter dividers since the photos are chronological as well.  She loves her baby gym right now … if you’re looking for good toys, that pizza teether, rainbow ball, and bunny are some of my faves.AGH, she’s the best!! Those portraits above were taken by Elsie when I took Lola to meet Emma and they are just too heart melting for words. It’s fun to commemorate special moments like her first bath or meeting her extended family (that’s her and my Grandma in the one photo—too cute!), but I know there will be so many more special moments in the future, so there’s a lot to look forward to! xo. Laura

P.S. Check out this First Year Photo Display to show off your little one’s first year!

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
  • Very cute baby laura!!! Love your babies photos and album background. I’ve got an idea for myself. Thanks for sharing.

  • Those memoirs are worth keeping for. photographs are just the mirrors of our past. Every time we take a look at it, will bring smile that we cannot explain. that a cute pic there. 🙂

  • That is one beautiful baby! And an adorable book! How many pages do those mini albums hold?

  • Beautiful album Laura! Inspired me to get off my behind and finally start one myself! Can I ask where the cute Bébe All Day baby gro is from? Would love one for my little girl! (If you can get it here in Europe that is..)

  • That is just too cute! I wish my mom was that organized during my childhood haha. She just throws all the photos into a pile. I’m sure Lola will really appreciate this keepsake when she grows up.


  • Laura! It’s a sweet and beautiful album. Thanks for sharing. Lola is so blessed to have that as a keepsake one day 🙂

  • Those albums will be so nice for Lola to have some day. 24 years later my kids pictures are still in 2 giant totes in the closet! ?

  • When I was a baby, my Mum did huge painstakingly decorated and detailed photo albums on me. I hope to do the same to my baby one day, but if I can’t, a photobook like yours is perfect! It’s not as overwhelming is super cute too!

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