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David, this book is filled with wonderful images. I remember seeing many of these throughout the past year, and they are a joy to look at. Your skills behind the camera are as good as your daughter is cute!
My thoughts/comments about the book center more on the selection process of the images. I'm not sure if there are any right or wrong answers, but these are just a couple things that came to my mind as I "flipped through" the pages...
1. There seems to only be a handful of settings (e.g. home, park, woods) chosen for this book. I'm sure there were many more places your daughter visited throughout her first year, and I personally think it would be interesting to see more of a variety in the environments...places like relatives' and friends' homes, vacation photos, parties, play dates, etc.
2. I only see mom on the first page and then brother on a few later pages. I don't think I saw you once. A baby's first year is filled with interactions with family, relatives, and friends. I would love to see more frames with her interacting with others. When I visit people's homes and see coffee table books, the thing I love most is flipping through the pages and seeing the various relationships.
3. As Daniel mentioned, you do really well with series. I totally agree. When you post on FM, your photo selections are really well thought out. I can tell you put a lot of thought into this book as well. At the same time, almost every page is a series. I wonder if the book as a whole wouldn't benefit from incorporating more pages with just a variety of stand alone shots, well-thought out of course.
I guess the overall impression I get is that this is a very big "portrait session" book of your daughter's first year. Again, I'm not sure there is a right or wrong answer, but with 48 pages, personally I would like to see more "relationships" shots.
Wow, I can't believe how long my comment is, probably the longest comment I've ever written here on FM. And I think that's because I really like you and your photography skills. You are a true student, always wanting to learn and grow! Thanks for listening to my two cents!