Mar 25, 2009

Shutterfly Photobook

After I posted about the cover design that J made for a photobook that I was making from this photoshoot, a couple of readers asked to see the book so I wanted to show you how it turned out. I have ordered photobooks from both Shutterfly and Blurb but this time I went with Shutterfly because they have this big 12x12 size and I wanted it to stand out from the smaller photobooks that I had made previously.

The front of the photobook with the design that J created for us
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And the back of the book, I of course had to put in a picture of our babies!
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Some of my favorite layouts
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Here's the last layout with the back page that J put together with the date of the photo shoot.
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And for comparison you can see our Blurb book against the Shutterfly book. Look how much bigger it is.
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The Blurb book is the standard landscape, 10x8 hardcover image wrap, the Shutterfly book is the 12x12 hard photo cover.

I really liked the Shutterfly book because of the size, it makes all the pictures really dramatic and stand out. Everyone that I've shown this photobook to is wowed by it (and thank you again to KVW photo for taking such beautiful pictures of us!) I love the cover and being able to customize it on both books, it helps that J is very talented and can create beautiful designs. I am working on another one for our wedding pictures from our photographer and I think I'm going to try out the large format landscape (13x11) from Blurb.

Let me know if you are interested in seeing how that one turns out and I will post about it. Not sure when I will do it though. I keep on trying to get to it and then something else comes up so I still have to pick out my favorite photos!

Oh and also, I got a tip from Monica of Ciao Chessa, who is an AMAZING photographer. (go see her blog and her etsy store if you haven't already) to use Adoramapix for ordering prints. They have all these paper choices like lustre, matte, silk, and metallic so I'm definitely going to try them out for our prints.

It's funny how when your wedding is done then you are just done with it. Like I was super motivated to get things done before the wedding and now, just picking out my favorite pictures to give to my parents is a task that just keeps on getting pushed back!


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21 comments:

  1. I love the book. And I'm interested how the other one is going to turn out!

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  2. So gorgeous, darling! What a perfectly polished way to commemmorate such an important event! You both look amazing, as do the layouts!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  3. Wow nice photos! Even your photos of the photos look so sharp lol

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  4. i love photobooks from shutterfly. the quality is so great, too. my friends and i make recipe books for our gf's who are brides-to-be. they make great bridal shower gifts.

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  5. These both turned out great! I have purchased a shutterfly photobook as well and it made a wonderful gift.

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  6. Thank you SO MUCH Tiffany for posting this! I've been looking for a good place to print out wedding pictures (... 8 months later) and Adoramapix is exactly what I was looking for! These books look fantasstic :-)

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  7. This is such a great idea! I want to make one of me and my hubby!

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  8. They're BEAUTIFUL!! I love the Shutterfly offerings, my aunty and uncle made me a book of photos when they visited me in Spain. I've always wanted to create one, but never got around to it. Perhaps a [very] late anniversary gift for the bf?

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  9. great photobook!I've never heard of shutterfly so thanks for introducing me to something new!

    have you ever used the iphoto books? I've made a couple books with iphoto and i haven't been disappointed but i would love your input!

    i really like the 12x12 size!

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  10. love it! you'll have it forever!!

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  11. Wow. The pictures are already amazing but the book, layout and quality just make it all so stunning.

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  12. I still love that design J made! These books are gorgeous--you have such a fabulous eye for design.

    If you ever need another place for prints, check out MPix or Miller. I've never had anything but great results!

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  13. ohhh i'm loving what i see. Ive tried blurb but never shutterfly. The pitures and the book are gorgeous

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  14. my dear...you are WELCOME! First of all, thank you for all your constant kindness and love on styleish! Secondly, since we're talking about tips...Adorama also just started printing books! I have seen them at their store here in NYC although I've never actually printed one myself from them. They looked pretty good. Finally, your photos are beautiful just like you! The books look wonderful...yes! definitely do a post in the future about your pro book. :)

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  15. I love the books - they look amazing! I was looking into making one for my nephew's first birthday- I know my sister will love it...thanks for sharing! :) xx

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  16. I hear ya - my parents and in-laws are much too sweet to complain but they're still waiting for photos that I keep promising them. Ugh.

    The book is fab - did you guys do the page layouts yourself on the Shutterfly book or use their templates?

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  17. Thank you everyone!

    Elizabeth - thanks for the tip, I'm going to check those places out as well!

    goodfinking - It was half and half. I used some of their layouts and then designed some pages in photoshop.

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  18. Lovely! You're reminding me that I need to get to work on my wedding albums!!

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  19. BEAUTIFUL! I have fallen in love with the top cover design. It epitomizes what love is about: companionship, dedication and devotion. I had to link ya: www.crosscountrywed.com

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