I too try to include information about the photo, era etc. Maybe not every page as a lot of mine are continuing in an album.
I use several - I usually just play around with it after I've done my typing to see what I like. I've found I really like these 2 if I'm writing (typing) a lot: CK jot and CK Ali's hand (sorry, there was no image). http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/articles/CK_free_fonts
Oh goodness, journaling is one of my favourite parts of this whole thing! Probably because I'm so talkative in real life as well, haha! I have been experimenting with journal-free pages, but the scraps I have printed are all covered in journaling. I've taken on the assignment of doing my nieces' baby photo albums since my sister is a talented woman but those talents do not extend to the keeping of memories and all the recordings she has of her daughters is a hard drive full of pictures. In these albums, I'll probably be keeping the journal very matter-of-fact and focus on the pictures, mainly, since I know that the whole talkative thing is not their style
One of my favourite fonts for journaling is one we used in a previous font challenge, Are you freakin serious. I also like Burst my Bubble and Fun in the Jungle if I need a chunkier look.
This is the layout I did that was inspired by this thread. I am scanning my grandparents' old photos (in albums and not) for my Grandpa's upcoming 100th birthday. Some of the photos have little quips or even a person's name under them, but there are no dates and not all of them and definitely no "stories".
That is so neat, Tammy! A few years back I found an article w/ lots of questions to "interview" your parents/grandparents, etc. and I sat w/ my laptop and asked quite a few of my family and my husband's and it was fascinating!! I don't have pictures to go w/ it though so I never did anything more than that--I need to get back on that!
I love journaling, but lately I'm feeling like mine is all the same--all about how much I love my family and how blessed I am (which of course is true!), but blah, blah, blah!---so I'm looking for some variation!