When we were approaching Ean’s first birthday I was going through all the photos that I had taken over the past year and it was literally thousands. If you look at just my Instagram, I posted about 900 photos in just one year. That’s a lot!
We all do this, snap away thousands of photos but we hardly ever do anything with them except posting them on social media or store them on our devices, which is a shame. Life, photos, memories are individual pieces of art that should be enjoyed on a regular basis, not something you scroll through while you’re on the toilet without WiFi.
For me, photo albums are boring. The format, the rigid order of it all just doesn’t speak to me, I’m more of a collage type of person. As extroverted as I am, I also don’t want giant prints of myself and my family around the house. The artist in me wants to be able to show them, but in a way that’s more cohesive and dynamic but not messy and fragile at the same time, and so I went online to look at options and absolutely fell in love with the idea of making my own photo books.
One thing that especially struck me was the ability to connect to Facebook or Instagram via their printing service and automatically upload photos straight away and have it printed. You just pick the photos you want to use, then choose your cover and layout, add your delivery address and you’re done. Here’s a video going over some of my impressions and keep scrolling for a complete rundown…