Monday, January 12, 2009
I was reading up on my favorite blogs and was reminded by a timely Wee Wonderfuls post just how great iPhoto books are. I have created several as gifts, but have never gotten one to keep for myself.
Above are a couple spreads from one I put together for my niece Erin, in honor of her wedding. There are so many great themes and layout options in iPhoto (even though I have the comparatively lame-O old version), that a perfectionist (read obsessive compulsive) like myself can get kinda bogged down in details, but that is just me.
These are samples from one I did as a gift for Robyn, because they so graciously invited me to crash for a week in their hotel room while they were in the Netherlands. I decided to order one for myself, so I switched a few of the photos around to be more Larissa-centric and hit the 'buy this book' button! yay!
Since I was on a roll, and also had unsuccessfully searched for an available 2009 Charley Harper calendar, I decided to put one together from our own goofy baby photos. I'll be smiling all year. I can't wait til they get printed up and mailed to me, can't happen fast enough!
Ah the wonder of affordable, remotely uploaded, custom made, one-off, professionally printed books. We live in magical times.
(Thanks, Bess!) If you don't have a Mac, you can still publish photo books with a number of online vendors, including Kodak and Snapfish, although I've no experience with either.