Well, I’m much happier with the second go. I particularly like the full panel photo on the left inside flap. The Polaroid effect I learned from this site: https://indesignsecrets.com/polaroid-pix.php — It’s a very neat and easy trick that I am sure I’ll use again.
Overall, I found this project to be really fun. 1) There was stuff I wanted to do and I knew how to do it! 2) It was different to create something for a real purpose. 3) Although I was creating this for a friend’s company, it was still tough to get timely responses from him and he wasn’t able to hunt down high resolution versions of some of the photos I wanted to use (that I found on the company website)… So I learned some real-world lessons of what it’s like to work with a client.