While working on my deceased husbands' scrapbook album, I had very little problems doing pages for him as a little boy. These two matching pages were prepared around the theme of a train pulling the carriages, each with a successively older picture of him as a boy. The train was paper pieced "by hand". I still don't own a fancy cutting machine!
The page I enjoyed doing the most was the page of his airforce duty time. I still had some of his original uniform badges, so polished them up and added them to the one page.
However, finding a theme for a few portrait photos of him as a mature man was a different story! None of the photos screamed any particular theme, so I ended up doing 2 pages called "Portrait of a Man", and paper-pieced a little man to fit in with the pages. The other bits and pieces (hats, waistcoat, shaving brush etc) were all cut out of a decoupage sheet I found in one shop.