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Over the past few years I have noticed more photo book companies offering quick and accessible options to upload your photos and place them into a book for you. As wonderful as this might seem, these computer generated softwares designs can very misleading.

While your photos will be printed into photo books, they may come with some downfalls. For example, photos being stretched and blurry or photos printed on low quality flimsy paper. I have spoken to a few clients who have tried these books themselves and have ultimately stopped using photo books because of the disappointment when they arrived. This really breaks my heart because your precious photos deserve to be printed in beautiful coffee table books. These are the memories you look back on in life.

Every year I visit The Photography Show in either Birmingham or London. It gives me a chance to see new printers and photo book companies on the market. Most of these companies aim their books to professional photographers to offer high quality photo books to their clients. I am always looking for the best quality printers that I know can offer wonderful books for my clients photos. Because of this I can guarantee that all my books are printed high quality and on a beautiful range of photographic paper.

As wonderful as our new digital age is, I do believe that somethings cannot be completely replaced by technology. I read somewhere recently that theses following skills will be hard to be taken over by artificial intelligence; empathy, judgement and creativity.

Interesting. What do you think?

I offer a professional book design service where all your photos, text and illustrations are carefully designed into books to treasure forever. My main focus is to bring back the memories and emotions from that special moment and tell the story for you.

Creating a natural flow of the layout and cover by letting your photos speak for themselves. The layouts can be structured with a grid format or freestyle designed across the page! It's up to you.

Whether you're looking to put old family photos into a photo book, annual racing car trips to Le Mans France (see video above!) or holiday snaps into travel album, I can help create them for you. I work closely with you to make sure you are completely happy with your designs before anything is sent to print.

Photo books also make wonderful gifts and heirlooms.

Here's what 'Hand Luggage Only' travel bloggers said about their travel book:

"There was an initial point, of course, before seeing the final product where I still wasn’t 100% sure what it would end up like but once it arrived in the post, I was grinning from ear-to-ear at how amazing it was. The pages are thick, rich in colour, showing off the photos we took exactly how I remember them and full of little personalisations that made me prouder than I thought I could be that we had taken these photos on our travels across the year.

Ella’s book, now MY book, sits pride of place on my coffee table… except when guests visit and whip it out to regale everyone with tales of our travels – which I’m sure they’ve probably heard multiple times by now)."

Read the full blog here.

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