A custom photo book transforms your favorite memories and pictures into a treasured keepsake. With Shutterfly, you can make your own photo book to capture those memories and save them forever. Customize your book with unique styles, covers and bindings so it beautifully displays your photos. Easily personalize each page with design embellishments, colorful backgrounds, unique layouts, and custom text to make your own photo book that perfectly tells your story, your way.
Make your own photo book that is as unique as the memories it holds. Choose from Shutterfly's different cover styles, bindings, and sizes that present your images in a way that represents your style. For example, a custom wedding photo book deserves a large and professional-style layflat or flush mount album. In contrast, a book for your kids might be an easy-to-flip, small softcover photo book. No matter which photo book style you choose, Shutterfly offers high-quality books that are perfect for every occasion.
Shutterfly offers several photo book sizes to choose from, but the right size for your book will depend on the orientation of your pictures and how many you'd like to feature in the album. They can be small for a travel-friendly gift, large coffee table photo book, or anything in between. Consider photo book sizes like 8x11 and11x14 that showcase your portrait images, or 8x8 and 10x10 square photo books that can easily accommodate a mixture of layouts and orientations. For more details on choosing the right size for your book, check out our photo album size guide.
The best photo books are designed with a theme in mind. Maybe you want to document your new baby's first year — capturing everything from their first smile to their first steps. Or perhaps you want to showcase your favorite memories from your last vacation in a travel photo book. No matter what event or time frame you're chronicling, your custom photo book will flow seamlessly when you stick with a theme.
You can use your theme to inspire the design when you make your own photo book. If you're making a wedding album you can customize it with elegant fonts and background colors. When creating a book about your baby, you might consider a theme that include design elements like adorable animals and baby bottles. With Shutterfly's pre-designed Idea pages, it's easy to keep the same theme going from one page to the next.
When you make your own photo book, you'll want to fill the pages with more than just pictures. No two albums will look the same when you personalize your photo book with added backgrounds, text, and design embellishments. Experiment with page layouts to feature your pictures in the best way possible. Choose from stickers, frames, and ribbons to tell your story in a way that suits your style. To make the best photo books, you can upgrade to professional six-color printing for smoother tones, subtle color blends, and more ink coverage on every page, so your photos print better. You can also add a see-through pocket to the inside cover of your album to preserve keepsakes such as cards, photo strips, tickets, and more.