Ever think – what do I do with all these photos? I do love me a good collage of great photos on a gallery wall – but there are only so many walls. And you know you need to get them off the hard drive on your computer.
My go to solution – My Publisher. See I have this goal to take great photos of each of my kiddos and make them a photo book each year so they can one day have for their own.
I just recently came home to my latest book for Liam and his 4 year photo book.
Of course my rule of thumb is having to start with great photos to get a coffee table quality photo book. In our case we have been blessed to have met Rusty Wright, owner of Waldron Photograph Co. , who has captured our family so beautifully over the past couple years. More on this later because his photos deserve an entire post (or two) but once I have these lovely digital files I hop over to My Publisher and start creating. Easy to use and only a simple download program to your computer. You can even have My Publisher create a book for you by placing photos in order when you upload. I choose to create the books myself and it is still very simple and easy to use.
My first photo book was made after our wedding when purchasing a large photo book wasn’t in our budget.
My advice – because of course there are many “add-ins” that you can choose to pay extra for – spend a little extra for the lay flat pages. The super glossy finish is not worth it – but I also prefer more of a matte finish. Go for the photo cover instead of the photo jacket.
Also – wait for coupons. No joke, I get great coupons and discounts via email notifications almost weekly from My Publisher. I can typically get a great photo book for under $50 with the photo cover and lay flat pages. And if you are a new customer I have noticed a pop-up offer for new customers so check that out!
I typically like to sit my recent photo book out on the coffee table for a while to enjoy and then they go nicely in bookshelf.
Next dilemma – what to do with all the photos on my iPhone?!…has anyone out there tried Mosaic? If so, let me know what you think!