Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints http://fizara.com Design-It-Yourself Wedding Albums, Photo Books and Canvas Prints Wed, 27 May 2015 16:09:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The World’s 10 Most Popular First Dance Songs According to Spotify http://fizara.com/the-worlds-10-most-popular-first-dance-songs-according-to-spotify/ http://fizara.com/the-worlds-10-most-popular-first-dance-songs-according-to-spotify/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 16:09:05 +0000 http://fizara.com/?p=11046 Whether you’re traditional, modern, hipster, or indie, when you begin planning a wedding, one thing is the same – you’ll be picking searching for the perfect song for your first dance. Parade Magazine online recently released the rankings of the world’s most popular first dance songs according to Spotify. The music streaming service perused through […]

The post The World’s 10 Most Popular First Dance Songs According to Spotify appeared first on Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints.

]]>
Whether you’re traditional, modern, hipster, or indie, when you begin planning a wedding, one thing is the same – you’ll be picking searching for the perfect song for your first dance. Parade Magazine online recently released the rankings of the world’s most popular first dance songs according to Spotify. The music streaming service perused through over 12,000 playlists that had the term “first dance” it the title and came up with the list.

The-World's-10-Most-Popular-First-Dance-Songs-According-to-Spotify1Photo credit: Kate Harrison Photography

The list had many of the popular tracks you’d imagine: Adele’s, “Make You Feel My Love,” has been popular with so many brides and grooms and made the list at number 10. A more current choice, “A Thousand Years,” by Christina Perri, also made the cut.

The-World's-10-Most-Popular-First-Dance-Songs-According-to-Spotify2
Photo credit: Azure Blue

We’re sure you want to know who has the covetable #1 pick?

Etta James’, “At Last” was the number 1 most popular first dance song in the world – and we are glad it’s a classic, timeless choice, at that!

See the entire Spotify list over on Parade Magazine Online.

The post The World’s 10 Most Popular First Dance Songs According to Spotify appeared first on Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints.

]]>
http://fizara.com/the-worlds-10-most-popular-first-dance-songs-according-to-spotify/feed/ 0
Memorial Day Around the Country http://fizara.com/memorial-day-around-the-country/ http://fizara.com/memorial-day-around-the-country/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 13:00:15 +0000 http://fizara.com/?p=11034 While commercials and store flyers would have you believe Memorial Day is about barbeques, fireworks, and the official start of pool season, let us not forget the real reason schools, banks, and government buildings are closed. For so many of us who have lost a loved one serving in the armed forces, Memorial Day is […]

The post Memorial Day Around the Country appeared first on Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints.

]]>
While commercials and store flyers would have you believe Memorial Day is about barbeques, fireworks, and the official start of pool season, let us not forget the real reason schools, banks, and government buildings are closed. For so many of us who have lost a loved one serving in the armed forces, Memorial Day is not a day of celebration, but another day of remembrance.

Memorial-Day-Around-the-Country-3Photo credit: Vincent Jannink/AP Photo

Here is a great collection of images from ABC News that capture the observance of Memorial Day around the country. Images of President Obama meeting with Bob Dole as they honor the fallen at Arlington National Cemetery seem to pale in comparison to the image of Ester Grod sitting in a vast sea of grey headstones as she touches her husband’s.

Memorial-Day-Around-the-Country-1Photo credit: Charlie Riedel/AP Photo

Here is a link to the whole slideshow at ABC News.

Memorial-Day-Around-the-Country-2Photo credit: Mel Evans/AP Photo

Let us know what you think. And let us remember and observe those who have sacrificed their lives for us – not only on Memorial Day – but everyday.

The post Memorial Day Around the Country appeared first on Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints.

]]>
http://fizara.com/memorial-day-around-the-country/feed/ 0
A Fun and Fast Birdhouse Nightlight DIY http://fizara.com/a-fun-and-fast-birdhouse-nightlight-diy/ http://fizara.com/a-fun-and-fast-birdhouse-nightlight-diy/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:27 +0000 http://fizara.com/?p=10998 Today, we have another cute and simple (not to mention, cost-effective) project. This is a fun and fast birdhouse nightlight DIY. This is perfect for a child’s room nightlight. It’s a great project to do with your own littles, or a sweet present for a new wee one. This is such a great addition to […]

The post A Fun and Fast Birdhouse Nightlight DIY appeared first on Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints.

]]>
Today, we have another cute and simple (not to mention, cost-effective) project. This is a fun and fast birdhouse nightlight DIY. This is perfect for a child’s room nightlight. It’s a great project to do with your own littles, or a sweet present for a new wee one. This is such a great addition to a bedroom, makes a big impact on a wall, and it is probably one of the fastest projects around. We guarantee you’ll get tons of compliments about how crafty you are, which is also a plus.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Wood bird house. Choose from a variety at your local craft store. We found ours at Michael’s for $4.99

A Fun and Fast Birdhouse Nightlight DIY5

Drill gun

A Fun and Fast Birdhouse Nightlight DIY2

1 inch hole saw

A Fun and Fast Birdhouse Nightlight DIY3
Single plugin lightbulb – we found ours at a dollar store. It was made for a holiday village house.

A Fun and Fast Birdhouse Nightlight DIY4

Screw or nail to mount onto the wall

Polyurethane (optional)

Paint and decorations (optional)

Directions

Drill a hole into the bottom center of the birdhouse with your 1 inch hole saw

A Fun and Fast Birdhouse Nightlight DIY6

Coat the birdhouse with polyurethane to seal the wood, or paint it to your heart’s content! We coated ours but left it in all it’s natural wood glory. If your kids are helping out, go crazy with paint, glitter, sequins, and throw on some macaroni noodles for good measure.

Mount onto the wall above or near an outlet

A Fun and Fast Birdhouse Nightlight DIY5
Insert the light into the hole you cut into the bottom

A Fun and Fast Birdhouse Nightlight DIY7

A Fun and Fast Birdhouse Nightlight DIY8

That’s it!

Seriously. You’re done.

SO simple and so cute!

A Fun and Fast Birdhouse Nightlight DIY1

A Fun and Fast Birdhouse Nightlight DIY9

A Fun and Fast Birdhouse Nightlight DIY10
Enjoy!

The post A Fun and Fast Birdhouse Nightlight DIY appeared first on Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints.

]]>
http://fizara.com/a-fun-and-fast-birdhouse-nightlight-diy/feed/ 3
Sibling Love Photography: Capturing the Magic on Camera http://fizara.com/sibling-love-photos/ http://fizara.com/sibling-love-photos/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 13:38:40 +0000 http://fizara.com/?p=10973 National Sibling Day in America was last month, but who says that we should only appreciate those God-given best friends once a year? Siblings are some of the most amazing gifts we can experience in a lifetime, so it only makes sense that photographers who focus on those relationships capture some of the most beautiful, […]

The post Sibling Love Photography: Capturing the Magic on Camera appeared first on Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints.

]]>
National Sibling Day in America was last month, but who says that we should only appreciate those God-given best friends once a year? Siblings are some of the most amazing gifts we can experience in a lifetime, so it only makes sense that photographers who focus on those relationships capture some of the most beautiful, heart-warming shots in the game. In a late, but still so very relevant, celebration of National Sibling Day, take a peek at some of these amazing examples of sibling photography.

13 Times Sibling Photography Warmed Our HeartsPhoto credit: Two Happy Lambs Photography

In younger years, the best part of having a sibling is undeniably having someone to pass the time with. Sure, spending some alone time with a book or watching your favorite flick alone can be fun, but isn’t everything better with a buddy?

13 Times Sibling Photography Warmed Our HeartsPhoto credit: Miriam Dubinsky Photography

Imagine playing blocks all by your lonesome. Of course, there’s still a good chance of creating a masterpiece, but blocks, and most toys, for that matter, are just a bigger blast with a little brother, not to mention creativity is sure to soar with the power of two little brains combined!

13 Times Sibling Photography Warmed Our HeartsPhoto credit: Sarah Petty Photography

Toys aren’t a prerequisite for spending fun time together, though, and neither is age. Even as we get older, siblings keep us on our toes and entertained, sometimes without much more than a sense of humor and their own two hands.

13 Times Sibling Photography Warmed Our HeartsPhoto credit: Bosh Images

Even in the most annoying of situations, being near a sibling rarely fails to put a smile on our faces. In fact, almost all time becomes quality time when siblings are involved, no matter how much, or how little, is actually going on.

13 Times Sibling Photography Warmed Our HeartsPhoto credit: Modern Kids Co.

Whether there’s a little lesson in the mix or just some lounging around, spending time with our closest friends can brighten the gloomiest day or add even more sweetness to an already beautiful afternoon.

13 Times Sibling Photography Warmed Our HeartsPhoto credit: Kachoo Kids

13 Times Sibling Photography Warmed Our HeartsPhoto credit: Bosh Images

Aside from a constant partner in crime, siblings come with a never-ending supply of the best kind of love on Earth. On an average day, some sibling loving can go a long way to promote a positive attitude and a happy life. In times of crisis, the effect is even stronger. The connection and love between siblings is so strong that, when we need it most, a simple hug can speak more volumes and heal more wounds than any words ever could.

13 Times Sibling Photography Warmed Our HeartsPhoto credit: Photography by Asiya

13 Times Sibling Photography Warmed Our HeartsPhoto credit: Blumenthal Photography

13 Times Sibling Photography Warmed Our HeartsPhoto credit: Palmetto Posh Photography

And what do you get when you multiply the sisters? That much more love! There’s something special about being a sister and something just as great about being a brother between the two. Take this trio for example. What are the chances this cutie ever has a bad day with the love of these two beauties keeping him company?

13 Times Sibling Photography Warmed Our HeartsPhoto credit: Lulu and Lula, by Ania Zywicki

Of course, being and having a sibling isn’t always happy and lovely, as these two make clear. Whether they’ve managed to upset each other or are just feeling one another’s pain, it’s clear that, from time to time, being a sibling comes with a little less than all sunny days. But at least you can always count on having someone to share the frustration as well as the cheer.

13 Times Sibling Photography Warmed Our HeartsPhoto credit: Mindy “Lil Mama” Stuart

After all the dust and tears settle, though, the fact remains that having a sister, brother or both to lean on and share the good times (and not-so-good times) with is a blessing that we should never take for granted. How many other friends do you have who stand by you through thick and thin?

13 Times Sibling Photography Warmed Our HeartsPhoto credit: Just Maggie Photography

No matter what day it is, no matter what time or how busy you are, take a few seconds to express your love for a sibling and appreciate the best friend you’ll ever have.

The post Sibling Love Photography: Capturing the Magic on Camera appeared first on Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints.

]]>
http://fizara.com/sibling-love-photos/feed/ 0
7 Funky Photography Tips from COOPH http://fizara.com/7-funky-photography-tips-from-cooph/ http://fizara.com/7-funky-photography-tips-from-cooph/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 16:22:20 +0000 http://fizara.com/?p=10970 There are some really fun and inexpensive photography projects out there. We know so many of you are always looking for new projects to add to your personal body of work as well as your work with clients. The creatives at the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) put together a bunch of cool DIY projects to […]

The post 7 Funky Photography Tips from COOPH appeared first on Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints.

]]>
There are some really fun and inexpensive photography projects out there. We know so many of you are always looking for new projects to add to your personal body of work as well as your work with clients. The creatives at the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) put together a bunch of cool DIY projects to add to your bag of tricks. Have you heard of free lensing? Take your lens off you camera body and hold it up to the camera mount as if it is still attached. You can selectively focus and blur resulting in a cool tilt shift effect – without the price tag of a tilt shift lens.

7-Funky-Photography-Tips-from-COOPH1Photo credit: Caroline Plus Ben

Another easy project is to take an old mirror and lightly shatter it (be careful as to not dislodge pieces) and photograph your subject – or yourself – into the splintered glass.

Check out the COOPH YouTube channel for more great photography tips and tricks. And watch the video below for 7 funky photography tips from COOPH.

The post 7 Funky Photography Tips from COOPH appeared first on Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints.

]]>
http://fizara.com/7-funky-photography-tips-from-cooph/feed/ 0
10 Beautiful Barn Weddings We Love http://fizara.com/10-beautiful-barn-weddings-we-love/ http://fizara.com/10-beautiful-barn-weddings-we-love/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 14:13:57 +0000 http://fizara.com/?p=10910 Photo credit: Debra Eby These days there are so many different venues for weddings. Museums, wineries, even zoos – pretty much anywhere that is meaningful to a couple is now fair game. One of the most popular venues we’ve seen by far, is the barn wedding. They’re large and can hold a large wedding, can […]

The post 10 Beautiful Barn Weddings We Love appeared first on Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints.

]]>
10-Beautiful-Barn-Weddings-We-Love-11Photo credit: Debra Eby

These days there are so many different venues for weddings. Museums, wineries, even zoos – pretty much anywhere that is meaningful to a couple is now fair game. One of the most popular venues we’ve seen by far, is the barn wedding. They’re large and can hold a large wedding, can cater to a variety of guest configurations (large round tables, one long banquet table, etc.) are a great blank canvas ready for some dramatic lighting and decor. You don’t have to be a country couple to embrace a barn wedding, either. There is just as wide of a variety of styles as there are in the couples who choose them. We’ve seen rustic wood barns, modern metal-sided barns, and even a few with glass window walls. They are such great open spaces, that you can decorate them to your heart’s content. Go for some country shabby chic with chandeliers and doily table runners; have fun with giant colorful paper lanterns hanging from every rafter; or even go ultra modern with sheer fabric panels draped from the beams – the options are endless. Here are 10 beautiful barn weddings we love.

10-Beautiful-Barn-Weddings-We-Love5Photo credit: Variety Works Madison

10-Beautiful-Barn-Weddings-We-Love9
Photo credit: Dream Box Photography

10-Beautiful-Barn-Weddings-We-Love8Photo credit: Nordica Photography

10-Beautiful-Barn-Weddings-We-Love1Photo credit: Barnhomes and Beyond

10-Beautiful-Barn-Weddings-We-Love7Photo credit: Applemoon Photography

10-Beautiful-Barn-Weddings-We-Love4Photo credit: Fuller Edge Photography

10-Beautiful-Barn-Weddings-We-Love6Photo credit: Love Is A Big Deal

10-Beautiful-Barn-Weddings-We-Love3Photo credit: The Nichols

10-Beautiful-Barn-Weddings-We-Love10Photo credit: The Sweetest Occasion

10-Beautiful-Barn-Weddings-We-Love-12
Photo credit: Harrison Studio via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Would you consider a barn wedding?

 

 

The post 10 Beautiful Barn Weddings We Love appeared first on Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints.

]]>
http://fizara.com/10-beautiful-barn-weddings-we-love/feed/ 0
Top Tips for Traveling with Your Photography Gear http://fizara.com/top-tips-for-traveling-with-your-photography-gear/ http://fizara.com/top-tips-for-traveling-with-your-photography-gear/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 14:58:01 +0000 http://fizara.com/?p=10904 Summer break is just about here! Are you planning on taking a vacation? Do the warm, sandy beaches of South America call your name? Or maybe you’re aching to pound the streets of Berlin and backpack your way through Europe. If you’re reading this, you’re obviously already planning to photograph your way around. There are […]

The post Top Tips for Traveling with Your Photography Gear appeared first on Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints.

]]>
Summer break is just about here! Are you planning on taking a vacation? Do the warm, sandy beaches of South America call your name? Or maybe you’re aching to pound the streets of Berlin and backpack your way through Europe. If you’re reading this, you’re obviously already planning to photograph your way around. There are some simple precautions to take to keep your gear safe on the road and in the air. We’re all about wanderlusting and documenting our journeys along the way. Here are our top travel tips for traveling with your photography gear.

1. Don’t travel with your lens attached to your camera body

You never know when you might be jolted or bumped and  it could cause damage to even the most well-padded camera. Keep your lenses and body separate to protect them from bumps and chips.

Top-Travel-Tips-for-Photographers8Photo credit: Kelly Moore Bag

2. Don’t over pack

When you own great gear, it may be really hard to go minimal. When you’re traveling, though, every ounce counts. If you’re traveling for work, by all means bring what you need. If its for play, bring your favorite zoom lens or your standard 50mm lens – whatever you’ll get the most mileage out of. You’ll have less to haul around and less to worry about.

Top-Travel-Tips-for-Photogs3
Photo credit: Etsy

3. Use the hotel safe

Take advantage of safeguards like the hotel safe. There are never any guarantees with traveling and taking a few minutes to lock your valuables away can make all the difference.

Top-Travel-Tips-for-Photographers10Photo credit: The Curious Butterfly

4. Upload regularly

Just to be safe, upload your photos to your laptop regularly. Not only will you have less storage to carry around, but a misplaced, lost, or stolen memory card or camera, won’t also mean lost images.

Top-Travel-Tips-for-Photogs5Photo credit: Simply Beautiful World

5. Insurance

You never know what will happen when you travel. You may drop a lens – or worse – have your gear stolen. Better to be safe than sorry. Get everything insured. Call and see what your insurance policy covers, many policies make it surprisingly easy and inexpensive to cover your gear. Professionals don’t travel without it.

Top Travel Tips for Photogs6Photo credit: Bloglovin’

6. Keep your camera carry on

Keep your gear with you. Have you ever watched the airport workers move luggage between plane and cargo truck from your window seat? They are NOT gentle. Even the most well-packed camera and the hardest shelled suitcase can’t completely protect your equipment. Suitcase locks are not allowed anymore so why take the risk of someone picking up your bag? And don’t even get me started on lost luggage.

Top-Travel-Tips-for-Photogs4Photo credit: Yes Missy

7. Be discrete

There are some awesome camera bags out there now that don’t look like camera bags at all! This Kelly Moore bag is a great example. Meant to be stylish and trendy, these bags are also great for traveling discretely. Most look either like purses or shoulder bags and other than being safer for traveling, they are really cute and completely functional!

Top-Travel-Tips-for-Photogs1Photo credit: Kelly Moore Bag

8. Bring lots of storage

Last, but not least, bring back up memory. Like, a lot of it. Memory cards can be sensitive to humidity and temperature, plus, they are tiny and easily misplaced. Bring extra.

Top-Travel-Tips-for-Photogs2Photo credit: Jasmine Star

We hope these tips keep your gear safe and your peace of mind intact through all your adventures.

Happy Travels!

 

The post Top Tips for Traveling with Your Photography Gear appeared first on Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints.

]]>
http://fizara.com/top-tips-for-traveling-with-your-photography-gear/feed/ 0
10 Pins We Are Pining Over http://fizara.com/10-pins-we-are-pining-over/ http://fizara.com/10-pins-we-are-pining-over/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 15:36:42 +0000 http://fizara.com/?p=10893 Have you been on our Pinterest lately? We have 80 boards and almost 4000 gorgeous from beautiful brides on our Bridal Beauty board, to stunning destination weddings. We hope you’ll be as inspired as we are to create, design, and direct your life’s biggest events. Here are 10 pins we are pining over. We love […]

The post 10 Pins We Are Pining Over appeared first on Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints.

]]>
Have you been on our Pinterest lately? We have 80 boards and almost 4000 gorgeous from beautiful brides on our Bridal Beauty board, to stunning destination weddings. We hope you’ll be as inspired as we are to create, design, and direct your life’s biggest events. Here are 10 pins we are pining over.

We love this amazing photo of a mom and her brand new baby! Nola Birth Photography featured the beautiful birth photography shoot. See all of the photos here.

10-Pins-We-Are-Pining-Over-Today1Photo credit: Nola Birth Photographer

This stunning bridal portrait is so dreamy and ethereal. It will make even the most modern bride think twice about a traditional veil.

10-Pins-We-Are-Pining-Over-Today6
Photo credit: Erich McVey

Is anyone else swooning over these shoes?? Check our more of these sexy strappies on our Wedding Shoes board.

10-Pins-We-Are-Pining-Over-Today2Photo credit: Christina McNeill

Of course we have a Fizara board with product pics of our leatherbound beauties. We truly believe they will last a lifetime and hold all of your precious and pinnable memories.

10-Pins-We-Are-Pining-Over-Today10Photo credit: A Silent Story for Fizara

Elizabeth Messina can do no wrong. We fell in love with this vintage inspiration shoot.

10-Pins-We-Are-Pining-Over-Today4
Photo credit: Elizabeth Messina

 We love, not only this little flower girl’s dress and cowboy boots, but also the photo taken from her perspective, looking out at the groomsmen!

10-Pins-We-Are-Pining-Over-Today5
Photo credit: Jeremiah and Rachel

Have you considered a trash the dress photoshoot? Why not have an incredibly beautiful underwater session – and look like supermodels at the same time.

10-Pins-We-Are-Pining-Over-Today9
Photo credit: Del Sol Photography

This is one of our favorite first looks! This groom’s reaction is absolutely priceless!

10-Pins-We-Are-Pining-Over-Today3
Photo credit: Tessa Barton

We’ve seen a lot of gorgeous bridal boudoir, but have you ever considered including the groom?

10-Pins-We-Are-Pining-Over-Today7Photo credit: Elizabeth Messina

We’ve seen this adorable maternity photo pop up over and over all over Pinterest. We finally found the entire adorable shoot. See it here.

10-Pins-We-Are-Pining-Over-Today8Photo credit: Erin Hearts Court

We can’t wait to see what you’re pinning today!

The post 10 Pins We Are Pining Over appeared first on Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints.

]]>
http://fizara.com/10-pins-we-are-pining-over/feed/ 0
5 Ways to Create a DIY Photo Album for Your Kids http://fizara.com/diy-photo-album-for-kids/ http://fizara.com/diy-photo-album-for-kids/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 14:19:08 +0000 http://fizara.com/?p=10862 Documenting the lives of your children is a rewarding task that will only grow more enjoyable as the years go on. Arranging all the photos you’ve taken of your kids is a great way to create a keepsake for you and your family to look back on and revel in the memories of those great times you’ve […]

The post 5 Ways to Create a DIY Photo Album for Your Kids appeared first on Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints.

]]>
Documenting the lives of your children is a rewarding task that will only grow more enjoyable as the years go on. Arranging all the photos you’ve taken of your kids is a great way to create a keepsake for you and your family to look back on and revel in the memories of those great times you’ve had.

There are so many fun ideas you can use when you’re ready to create a DIY photo album, but if you’re in need of a little help getting your album underway, here are a few options to get you started:

1. Start From The Beginning

One of the most important rules of thumb to keep in mind is sticking to a timeline. As you begin curating which photos you’ll be using in your album and creating the layout in the Fizara Album Designer, make it a point to arrange them in chronological order. Start at the beginning and work your way up to the most current photos.

5 Ways to Create a DIY Photo Album for Your Kids

2. Create A Series

As you look through all the photos you’ve taken over the years, you may soon realize how difficult it can be to condense all the wonderful memories into a single photo album. If your children are still young, or if you have a big collection of photos from your child’s youth, consider creating a series of photo albums, each showing a specific age range. For example, you can create a separate book for newborn through toddler years, a book for preschool through middle school, and one for the teenage years.

5 Ways to Create a DIY Photo Album for Your KidsPhoto credit: Shanna Michelle Photography

3. A Gift That Keeps Giving

What makes a better graduation gift for your child than a photo album full of all their favorite memories? Plus, it’s a gift they can continue to enjoy all throughout their adult lives. If your album is going to be a gift to your child, personalize it by adding a few heartwarming notes, letting them know just how loved they are. You can also add captions to the photos inside Fizara, to tell the stories behind the photos they may have been too young to remember at the time they were taken.

diy-kids-photo-album-1Photo credit: Jess Morgan Photography

4. A Day In The Life

A lot can happen throughout the course of a year and, as a parent, you won’t want to miss a single day of it. A fun project can be to take a photo of your child every day for an entire year and assemble them into a photo album. You can stick to a theme or just keep it simple with a snapshot. This kind of project is suitable for children of any age and is a great way to witness just how much your kids have grown over a set period of time!

5 Ways to Create a DIY Photo Album for Your KidsPhoto credit: Susan Keller Photography

5. Story Time

Another photo album project you can get your children involved in, is to help them write their own short story and take photos of them dressed up as the characters to use as illustrations for their book. Start by deciding on a certain number of pages you’d like in the book, then help your kids craft a story using one or two sentences per page, or every other page. You can easily add a text overlay onto the photos using Fizara Album Designer to complete your book.

diy-kids-photo-album-3Photo credit: David Hauserman Photographer

If you’re still feeling a little overwhelmed by the process, take a moment to casually browse through all the photos you have. Oftentimes, just looking at old photos is a great source of inspiration. You can also use this time to organize and sort the photos. Place the ones you know you want to use in their own folder to make it a quick process when the time comes to import them into the designer. Download the Fizara Designer here to create a professional album your kids will treasure for years to come.

The post 5 Ways to Create a DIY Photo Album for Your Kids appeared first on Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints.

]]>
http://fizara.com/diy-photo-album-for-kids/feed/ 0
The Mangagement Ring http://fizara.com/the-mangagement-ring/ http://fizara.com/the-mangagement-ring/#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 13:00:31 +0000 http://fizara.com/?p=10849 Gifting the bride with an engagement ring is an age-old tradition that men have pretty much adopted as a requirement. When popping the question, you had better have a box to pop open at the same time. A sparkly bauble is a sure sign that a woman is engaged, spoken for and off limits. Well, […]

The post The Mangagement Ring appeared first on Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints.

]]>
Gifting the bride with an engagement ring is an age-old tradition that men have pretty much adopted as a requirement. When popping the question, you had better have a box to pop open at the same time. A sparkly bauble is a sure sign that a woman is engaged, spoken for and off limits. Well, what about her fiance? Have you ever heard of a mangagment ring – as in, an engagement ring for a man? It would seem that this is a trend that few adopt. Jewelry companies have taken various attempts to popularize the idea, to no avail. Why hasn’t this taken off?

the-mangagement-ring1Photo credit: Carolynn Seibert

There are several male celebrities who have embraced the trend, often causing tabloid frenzy by spurring rumors that he’d already tied the knot. Michael Buble and Johnny Depp are a couple of the A-listers with man jewelry. See the list here. Hey, if Johnny Depp wears one, it’s instantly cooler in my book.

mangagement-ring3Photo credit: Lillian Haidar

So just what is the reason behind the mangagement ring’s unpopularity? Perhaps men are conditioned from an early age that jewelry is for girls and women? There is a small, but growing, market for mens engagement rings, and we’re pretty happy about it. Men should have as many options for jewelry as women. As more same-sex couples are becoming engaged, it’s important that there are ample choices for everyone to proudly display their love and commitment, with a wide variety of styles. Women’s engagement rings are elaborate, intricate, and incredible varied in style. Colored metals, precious stones, and ring designs from every era are available. I am interested to see how if the selection for men’s rings variety will follow suit.

mangagement4
Photo credit: Love is a Big Deal via Green Wedding Shoes

the-mangagement-ring2Photo credit: Tessa Barton

What’s your take? Is this something you or your man would appreciate?

The post The Mangagement Ring appeared first on Fizara DIY Wedding Albums & Canvas Prints.

]]>
http://fizara.com/the-mangagement-ring/feed/ 0