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Print Those Photos


In this digital age we live in, it’s never been easier to document memorable moments in our lives…and yet I find with each passing year I am less and less likely to make physical copies of the highlights. The overload of photo documentation makes me a little paralyzed and I have a difficult time picking out the best moments, which means I print nothing. If you have ever been to my house, you might notice that we have zero photos of our family hanging anywhere. Zero! That, my friends, needed to end so I finally went for it and wanted to share a few of our favorite ways to get our memories off the computer and into our home.










Chat Books

This is my new favorite way to document little vacations. We’ve made three custom books so far: one for our trip to Santa Barbara, one from our friends’ visit to San Diego for the 4th of July and a third one from our East Coast trip. I even ordered a copy of the San Diego book for our friends who came to stay, and a copy of the East Coast book for my parents, who hosted us all week. The price point is so nice, making it an affordable new habit of mine. Aside from their custom books (which are my favorite), they also offer Instagram series and Chatbooks series subscriptions if you really want to streamline your photo printing.

Artifact Uprising

1. Photo Book // My first order from Artifact Uprising was our 2014 photo book (shown above). Inspired by this post from Oh Joy!, I dedicated an entire weekend to finally editing and organizing the photos from our year. Though admittedly pricier than some other options out there like Snapfish, Costco, etc, AU really shines when it comes to layout and quality. These books are solid and I especially love the clean layouts and lack of backgrounds and captions. We definitely will continue to order an annual photo book from them!

2. Square Prints // Sometimes, you just capture sweet little moments that you want to do more with than scroll through on your camera roll. I love the AU square prints for that. They’re matte and (obviously) square, making them a bit more modern and visually interesting. I’m planning on hanging ours up with some wire or twine and clothespins, but you absolutely could frame them! They also make for great notecards—just print off some favorite photos and jot your note on the back. Thoughtful, sweet, simple.

Are you good at printing off your photos? What are your favorite ways to print out memories?

P.S. Get your first Chat Book free with the code H934RFEF (doesn’t apply to custom books).


  • Reply
    Victoria B
    July 29, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I have been meaning to make a yearbook of sorts for a while now! I originally got the idea from Young House Love, but I’m happy to see it again to remind me. I have not yet tried Artifact Uprising, but I really want to, and these “yearbooks” might be the perfect thing. Are those slipcovers tacked on somehow? I can imagine them slipping all over the place and getting bent since they don’t cover the whole book, but I like the look. I typically do my long vacation (around 2 weeks long) photos into photo books from mypublisher.com and we put them out on display for our loved ones to see and flip through. I do like the books from mypublisher and they run great sales throughout the year!

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    Stacey Dawn
    September 4, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Since I gave birth, I’ve needed to order some prints of my baby girl… she’s TWO. Not a baby at all anymore. After reading this post, you’ve literally kicked my butt into gear! THANK YOU! These are wonderful recommendations. Life. Saver.


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