Friday, July 17, 2015

newest in my photo book collection

One day last week I stayed up late to make a photo book for our most recent Williamsburg vacation. It only took me ~2 hours from start to finish since I only had 5 days worth of pictures to go through. This is exactly the reason why I choose to make "vacation" photo books instead of "yearly" photo books. It's just easier for me to manage. And I know that if I want something done, I need to make it as easy as possible for myself.

(For photos that are taken during the rest of the year, I just print them in 4x6s and stuff them in albums.)

Anyway, time for some show and tell :)

For this photo book, I tried layouts that spread across two pages and it didn't work out as I expected, as you can see below. The problem can be fixed with Shuttefly's "layflat" option for a seamless display, but that's a premium option that cost extra.
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Another way to fix the problem is to just use pictures that are OK to be cut off, like this one.
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Here is another bad one. I took a picture of hubs, Anna, and Will at the beach in Jamestown, but Will's little body is lost between the two pages.
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I love this layout for all the miscellaneous pictures.
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I had a free promotion code for the book so it was free, but shipping was $8. It's definitely cheaper to just print out the pictures individually, but I love that books are more storytelling and that is worth it for me.
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2 comments:

  1. Aww, great design! Yes, the pics that cross pages (or even just close to the middle) are trouble-some. Live and learn, right?! I ALWAYS use codes when I make photobooks. I got a deal from MyCokeRewards for an 8x8 book for only 5 points. A 20-oz soda cap = 3pts.

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  2. Such a beautiful book - I am left to wonder how many photos end up in albums every year! :)

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