Ever since William was born I have been trying to take more pictures. Before he came along my husband and I were not much for photos. ( There are literally years missing from our life.) It’s not that we had anything against taking pictures, it’s just that we would never think to bring a camera, or if we did remember to bring it, the battery would be dying, or some other lame excuse. Now I’m making it a point to document our lives a bit more. (This blog serves that purpose also.)
Well now that I’m taking more pictures, I figured it’s also time to display them somehow. Since our home is still under construction, I don’t really have the option of a photo wall just yet, but in the mean time I have been looking into designing and printing photo books.
Today I was super excited to receive one of my photo books in the mail. This one is of my baby shower. (This was when I first really decided to take more pictures.)
I compiled this photo book on a site called BLURB. I read about it on a blog that I follow and decided to try it out.
I think that it came out pretty nice.
For the front and back covers I used photos of our nursery.
I really like the quality of the binding. I purchased my book in hardcover, and I am not disappointed. The quality of the actual print is good too. Some of my photos didn’t print as sharp as I would like them, however I believe that is because they were very low resolution to begin with. A few of them were even taken with a cell phone camera. (Hey I said I would take more photos I never specified with what! :)) I designed another book with our engagement pictures, which were taken by a professional photographer. They are higher resolution so I believe they should print better. From there I will decide if I want to spent the big bucks to make an album with all our wedding photos.
Has anyone else tried making photo books? If so, which program did you use, and how did you like it??