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8 Photo Books You’ll Love to Make

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A photo book is a blank canvas for your ideas, so why not get creative and do something a little different with your next book? From pregnancy memory books to family tree books, here are 8 of our favourite ways to show off your pictures in a photo book.


Why not make your own story with photos? Transform your favourite bedtime tales into a book to enjoy with your little ones. Get the kids to draw the illustrations for you, or make your book more personal by photographing them acting out the story.

Alternatively, use your story book to tell the tale of a favourite pet – the kids will love seeing their four-legged friend in their very own adventure.

Ready to create your story book? We recommend True Matte paper to give your book the look and feel of a real children’s book. It’s also perfect for displaying text clearly, giving your design that professional finish.

Instagram Photo Album

Don’t just share those stylish square shots with your followers, show them off in a photo album! Our software makes it simple to upload photos directly from your Instagram account, allowing you to enjoy your daily digital snapshots on paper.

Why not lay the photos out in an Instagram-style grid, or choose one of our Square format photo books and use a picture for each page. Example of Instagram photo album

Family Tree Book

Record your family tree in a personalised album, and add old pictures and newspaper cuttings by scanning or photographing them. A family history book makes a lovely keepsake for every generation to treasure. And however big your family, you can add extra pages to your book to fit everyone in!

Top tip: Want to add paragraphs of text to your family history photo book? Choose our True Matte paper – it’s ideal for crisp, clear text. It’ll also show off all your family photos to great effect too.


Tell the story of a special year in a photo yearbook. Organise your photos by month, season or special occasion to create an album which you can look back on and enjoy for years to come. You could even add quotes alongside your photos.

Whilst you’re looking back over the year, why not use the same pictures to make a personalised photo calendar? And because your calendar can start in any month, it’s not just a gift for Christmas! Hannah's yearbook cover

Pregnancy Memory Book

As your bump grows, so can your book! Take a photo a day to record those memorable months, and you’ll create a beautiful pregnancy keepsake book to share with baby when they are older.

For a creative way to capture the journey from bump to baby, why not take a time-lapse video? Add your mini movie to your pregnancy photo book using our video upload feature, then simply scan the QR code with your smartphone to watch your bump grow before your very eyes!

And once baby’s arrived? It’s time to get snapping, ready to create your very first baby photo book.


Turn your delicious dishes into a photo cookbook that looks good enough to eat! Whether you’re a baker, a chef or a bit of both, a photo book is the perfect place to collect all of your best recipes.

Learn how to do it here.

two finished cookbook photo books

Travel Guide

People love creating photo books with their holiday photos, but if you want to share more than just pictures, why not create your own photo travel guide?

Combine photos of your trip with top tips on where to stay, what to do, and where to eat, then print copies of your guide for friends to inspire them to visit your favourite places. Your guide will be much more personal than one off the shelf, and is a great way to remember a special trip.

Flip Book

Have fun with your pictures by creating a photo flip book. Looking for some ideas to get started? Try taking photos of your child as they grow or show your puppy transforming into a dog. Alternatively, why not spell out a message which will be revealed when someone flicks through the pages – it could make the perfect surprise proposal! A softcover Pocket photo book is ideal for making a custom flip book.

What will you do with your own blank canvas? Whether you’ve been inspired by our suggestions or have your own creative idea you’d like to try out, why not get started now?

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