The first year of any special relationship is filled with unforgettable moments, such as the first time your child smiles or the first walk with your new puppy. Even the nervous feeling you get on a first date with the person you'll go on to spend the rest of your life with. Events such as these are truly worth remembering and celebrating.
Portrait photographer Jemella Ukaegbu, known as Mellz, knows how to capture a moment perfectly. In her professional life, she shoots weddings, christenings and birthday parties for clients, alongside couple and newborn portraits. She fell in love with photography as a child, looking through photo albums and stacks of printed photographs taken by her parents. These showed her what life was like before she was able to remember it.
"I love photo albums because they can tell a story both with and without words, that anyone can follow as they dive deeper and deeper into the pages," says Mellz. After looking back at photos of her daughter's first year, Mellz knew she wanted to remember it through more than just digital images, so she made a photo album with the help of the Canon SELPHY CP1500. Here, she shares her tips on how you can do the same.