I am very picky about the quality of my pictures and the photo labs I use. It pays to be picky because you get what you pay for.
Recently I had a photo book printed at Mpix and the quality was truly amazing. I think paying the extra money for a top quality photo book is really worth it.
This book is a surprise for our granddaughter Preslie who has a birthday soon. I wanted it to show off some of the photo sessions we have done in the past. This book is for ages 7 -13 years. She has always been so photogenic so there were a lot of good pictures to chose from.
You never realize how many pictures you have done in the past until you are looking through multiple external drives for the pictures for a project like this.
This photo book will remind Preslie of the memories we have shared through the years planning out her photo sessions and taking the pictures. The funny things that happened including a few mishaps along the way.
I wanted a professional type photo book not a scrapbook type book. I did a dedication page with words from the heart and when I write those I always cry. At the bottom of that page, I put the page numbers and the age she was at the time.
It was very important for me to make sure that the two pages that were side by side were of the same photo session. I was going for a crisp clean look so I wanted it to blend well.
All my backgrounds were done in black including my front and back covers which also had images on them. Since I could not figure out how to change the binding cover it is white but I like the way it looks.
The two images I used on the covers were one of her favorite sessions we did with the newspaper skirt I had made her. She was 10 years old at the time. I also included more pictures from that session in the book.
This book is a 10″ x 10″ and it was priced at $39.99 for 21 pages. I paid $6.00 extra for an additional 12 pages.
She has so many good pictures that I honestly could have made a 100-page catalog if it weren’t for the cost I probably would have done that.
This is only the start of several photo books I plan on making this year.