The gift of a family photo album
I create beautiful keepsake family photo albums so you and your little ones can easily look through your favorite photos memories whenever you want. I help you with your custom photo book by selecting your best photos and pair them with your family stories to create fun-filled albums that will be cherished for generations to come.
3 helpful tips for your custom photo book:
1) Pick a theme and be consistent with the title you put on the spine of your photo album.
2) A square 10×10 album is the perfect size for little and old hands to handle and enjoy.
3) Albums over 35 spreads become heavy and bulky to handle. A second volume is better than an album that is too big and overcrowded with photos.
Popular photo album design questions
My design style is classic, simple and timeless with no more than two fonts, one for the header and one for the stories. A classic design means no image borders, no overlapping images, and white background. It also means no stickers, patterned backgrounds, or distracting collages.
Great font pairings (no more than 2 fonts) are essential to great design. I will design your album with the best font pairings to match the style of your album. If you are a font lover you will be happy to know that I use a serif font for the body copy and a script or bold serif font for page headers (when needed). And yes, I have a font paring sheet that you can select from or if you have a favorite pairing I can use that!
My favorite album size is a 10×10 square. It fits nicely on bookshelves and is not too big for coffee or side tables. This size perfectly shows off your photos and the text is easy to read.
Spreads are two pages side by side and I recommend 35 spreads. On each spread, you can have anywhere between 1-14 photos. Depending on the quality of the camera, you might have some photos that you will want to be full spreads. When the photos are a smaller resolution then multiple photos per page look better. For an annual family photo album with 35 spreads, 300 photos is a good number. For an adventure or travel album or special occasion album, I would suggest fewer photos (maybe closer to 200).
My go-to album is a custom hardcover, lay-flat, 10×10 album printed by a professional print company on 100 yr. archival Kodak Endura Luster paper. Lay-flat design means your photos never get lost in the gutter and every page can lay completely flat. Printing on the spine is included and a necessity as you build your library of memories.
Designing your album involves a 3 step process; photo selection, photo editing & design. Your album design time will depend on how many photos you have, how quick you are to respond, and how much text you want to include in your album. Once you have approved your album for printing the turn around time is approximately 2-3 weeks.