Favorite Family Photo Books

The living room used to be a constant evolving door for decor, pillows, wall art, etc.

Favorite Family Photo Books | Blurb Books | perfectly imperfect

Since we redefined our style, and found some key pieces we love, it seems that I’m content with this space to mostly remain the same.  I’ll occasionally switch up a throw pillow here or there, or a piece of wall art, but the main pieces are set…for now.

Favorite Family Photo Books | Blurb Books | perfectly imperfect

One thing that remains completely constant, though, is my obsession with books.  Of all kinds, really.  I have thoughts of styling the coffee table more, but realistically, it’s my book place.  I pile them high and flip through them all the time.  I wanted to share my favorite source for our family photo books here, though, in case you are looking.

Favorite Family Photo Books | Blurb Books | perfectly imperfect

I used to scrapbook.  When we were in college, and after we first married.  I made it to the year after Grayson was born.  I cut the pieces of paper, used stickers, made borders, the whole nine yards.  Somewhere along the way after Ava was born, I just couldn’t handcraft any more paper books.  Everything was digital by that point, and it became clear I needed to find a simpler solution.

Favorite Family Photo Books | Blurb Books | perfectly imperfect

I ordered from Walmart, and Shutterfly, and several sites before I ran across Blurb.  I’ve never been able to go back.

P.S. this is not a sponsored post–I just love these books and wanted to pass it along to you as a great resource.

Favorite Family Photo Books | Blurb Books | perfectly imperfect

The printing quality is fantastic and clear, and I love how large the photos print.  I’m also picky about paper-quality, and the pages are nice and lustrous.

Favorite Family Photo Books | Blurb Books | perfectly imperfect

I always order one book every year.  It takes longer to put together, but that way I take a couple of days to re-edit photos and put the book together. Oh, P.S. if you use Lightroom, you can even pull together your books right there in your editing software.  Very very simple.

I order the large landscape size with image cover wrap so that I can print large full page images like you see in the picture above.  Plus, this is a great size for a coffee table book.  I fill the books with holidays and our big family moments of the year like going to the beach or the pumpkin patch trip in the fall.

Favorite Family Photo Books | Blurb Books | perfectly imperfect

I even fill them with our favorite PI images from the year.

Favorite Family Photo Books | Blurb Books | perfectly imperfect

We went to South Africa this year, and since I was sick and pulling together our 2013 book, I decided to make a separate book for the trip.  I took so many images so it’ll be great to have a book dedicated to only that experience.

Favorite Family Photo Books | Blurb Books | perfectly imperfect

I usually then print out a small square Instagram book so that I don’t have to locate and fill the huge book with those as well.  These books have become some of our favorite around the house, and I almost jump up and down when they arrive.

Do you have any fave sources for photo books, etc.?  If you do, I’d love to know.

Happy memory making, friends.

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6 Responses to Favorite Family Photo Books

  1. Sarah July 22, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

    Those look like fabulous photo books! I haven’t made any themed photo books like this yet, but maybe I should try some time :)

  2. Leslie @ House on the Way July 22, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

    I love these books. I’ve never used Blurb before. I’m off to check them out! Thanks

  3. Rose L. July 23, 2014 at 1:37 am #

    I make photo books of my photography with quotes. I will check out the new place!

  4. Tara July 23, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    I’ve heard great things about Blurb, and I keep meaning to try them out! I would also love to get into the habit of making an annual book and separate ones for big vacations. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Chrissy @ Adventures in DIY July 23, 2014 at 10:55 pm #

    I used to do tons of scrapbooking. Then, I became a homeowner, and well, that went out the window. I’ve made some photo books using Shutterfly & I like them, but I haven’t really explored much as far as digital books go. Thanks for sharing about Blurb – I’ll check them out!

  6. Kylie August 4, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    Thanks so much for sharing about Blurb! I just checked out their website & their stuff looks amazing!

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