14 In life

Life Photo Books

Now that I’m officially a fully self-employed writer, editor, blogger, dog mom and happy housewife, I can pretty much do whatever I want. I have a neverending list of projects I’ve been eager to start for years and I think now is finally the time to tackle them. First on the list: life photo books.

I’d love to make a book of snapshots for every year Brian and I have been married. While I love all of the photo albums my family has, there are just so many photos, it’s impossible to look through them all. I’d like to create something that is simple, chic, display-worthy and really more like a highlights reel for us to look back on.

I’ve heard amazing things about Artifact Uprising, so that’s my plan, but before I take the plunge I thought I’d get your opinion!

Life Photo Books // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com

Life Photo Books // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com

Have you ever made a chic photo book? Which companies do you recommend using? Advice, please!

Photos via Artifact Uprising


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    Megan @ Lush to Blush
    October 2, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I love Artifact Uprising! I haven’t ordered yet, but I definitely plan on making one soon.

    xo Megan, LushtoBlush.com

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    October 2, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    How neat is artifact uprising! I am definitely going to go check them out. I like you have sooo many photos that I need to print. And I love the idea of having a bookshelf full of albums that reflect life’s seasons :)

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      Natalie Lynn Borton
      October 3, 2013 at 9:11 am

      Yes, definitely—it is so fun to reflect on memories through photos! And digital photos just aren’t cutting it right now. Time to print them on paper!

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    Alicia Baratta
    October 2, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Those are beautiful!! I’d love to hear about your experience (when you take the plunge) so I can hop on board :)

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    October 2, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Love Artifact Uprising! I also like Pinhole Press

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    Artifact Uprising
    October 2, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Thanks for the kind words Natalie! LOVE what you’re up to on your blog – excited to follow along!

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      Natalie Lynn Borton
      October 3, 2013 at 9:12 am

      You’re so welcome! I’m excited to have some photo books in my life :)

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    October 3, 2013 at 10:14 am

    I love this! I use http://printstagr.am/

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    Charity {isle of view}
    October 8, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I’ve only used the basic Shutterfly books but I’m excited to use something new for Christmas gifts this year! Definitely looking into Artifact Uprising!

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