I've decided to start throwing some two-page spreads into the mix, because that's what I personally almost always do myself, and sometimes it's not easy to come up with a second page that coordinates with the first one, if you are using a sketch.
This spread is one of my all-time favorites as it incorporates quite a few photos in an orderly and sequential fashion. You can squeeze in more secondary photos if you cut or punch them into circles and all them in with the circular DSP and embellishments in those areas.
I'd keep the background a solid color but have fun mixing and matching the patterns of the circles. They provide a great contrast to the rigid march of the photos across the spread.
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