Too often, we get into the “just the facts” mind set when deciding what we should put in and what we can leave out of a book.

  • Candid and “hammy” photos should be considered – as well as formal posed photographs.
  • Captions should not feel forced. Add information as you see fit.
  • Places also make a family what they are (or were). Don’t focus solely on the people.
  • Dates are a good thing to have – and use, but don’t discount something because of a lack of one.
  • Captions and photos both can be provided by – and credited – to the author, or other contributors.

A good example of an informational caption: has facts, as well as details. All people in the photograph should mentioned – names and relations (or lack thereof) are also noted.

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