Yesterday I had a go at doing that; I wanted to make a page about Christmas cooking and decided to focus first on the mince pies I make each year. I know that somewhere in my archives I have a photo of a mince pie I've baked, but I also know that it isn't a great shot, and actually I'd prefer to have a few smaller shots of the different stages anyway. So, rather than wait till I've made this year's batch before I make the page, I've put together most of the layout and will just add the photos and a few finishing touches later.
I think my preference is still to make my layouts WITH the photos, on the whole, but I can see how this approach will be useful for given times and situations :) Just mustn't forget to have my camera handy when baking time comes around!!
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