Saturday, April 20, 2013

My Shutterfly Disney Photo Books

Obviously, you all know I love taking photos. But I also love organizing my photos into photobooks or scrapbooks that can become family treasures. Did you know that looking back at old photos is a great way to de stress? I always feel warm and fuzzy inside after looking at old photos....and not just ones on the computer. I love having something tangible to hold in my hands and flip through. 

I usually do 12x12 individual pages for Michael's album (as seen here) but for trips or something special, I like to do a stand alone book. I will probably also do some layouts to pop into Michael's book later this summer when I update his album.

I ordered a 12x12 hardcover book from I had 50 total pages with 5-12 photos on every page. It was a labor of love for sure and I spent a long time working on it. Shutterfly is constantly updating their online site, so this time seemed to go the smoothest of all.

While I was at it, I also made a version for Scott's parents and his sister's family. This was more of a family album as I collected photos from everyone on the trip. I ordered them a 8x11 hardcover with about 42 pages. Since it hard turned out so different than mine, I ordered a mini 5x7 version for myself with a soft cover. This is more of a flipbook that is just for fun but I still really like it!

I have them displayed in my living room and have picked them up several times just to browse through. I think it is fun and hopefully will help jog our memories of our awesome vacation!


  1. Hi! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! Wasn't Disney the best?! In answer to your question, there were a TON of characters on board the boat -- My kids were toting their autograph books everywhere and we got 17 signatures on board. Everyone from all the princesses to Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Pluto, Goofy, Hook and Smee, Tink, Peter Pan...The list goes on and on. It was nice to go into the Magic Kingdom with all the big characters out of the way, so we could focus on rides and be picky about the other characters we saw (like Buzz and Woody and Merida).

    I usually shoot with a 35mm lens, but took my 28-75mm lens on the trip.

    Love your Shutterfly books!

  2. i like your choices for books, and i agree that shutterfly does great work! what nice gifts for your family, too. i print one for each year and i find that we look at them quite a bit -- they are especially calming for me : )

  3. I have a draft post I keep coming back to about the lack of printing of photos anymore - I have tons on my facebook and saved on my computer, but there is something about being able to flip through them in your hands - whether loose in prints or in photo albums. I'll have to link back to this post when I (finally!) get around to posting it. :) Love your books!

  4. Turn your photos into photo books, cards and gifts. Shutterfly never deletes your photos.
    Try out and impress your friends, family members with photo books.


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