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Make My Book® Service

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Our designers will do all the work, from selecting your best photos to designing a beautiful photo book.

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Here's how it works

Choose what you want

Select your book size and style, easily upload your photos, and share any special instructions.

We'll design your book for free

A Shutterfly designer will select your best photos and create your unique book in only 3 business days. We'll email you when it's ready.

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View and order

You can order the designed book as-is or personalize it with your own finishing touches.

Quick tips to get the best book

Select your style carefully

We have styles for every occasion. Consider the story captured in your photos while scrolling through our styles, previewing the ones you like. Then select the style you love best for your book.

Select photos with date/time info

Our goal is to design a beautiful photo book that tells your story in chronological order. If too many photos are missing the date/time information, we'll ask you to confirm the order in which you'd like to see these photos in the book.

More photos, more pages

The more photos you upload, the more pages we'll create. However, the more pages in your book, the more it will cost. Please let us know in the Special Instructions section if you have a page count in mind (a 20-page book usually holds 60-80 photos with a maximum of 220 photos).

Provide Special Instructions

We want to know all we can about the photo book you want. So we included a few questions about your design preferences and a Special Instructions section on the last page of the request. Please tell us about the story captured in your photos, how you'd like to see the photos organized and anything else you think would be helpful.

For more information, visit our FAQs.

Make My Album Service

Free of charge, our professional designers will curate your photos and create a beautiful flush mount album, featuring seamless spreads and ultra-thick pages. Within days, your album will be ready, and you can review and make any changes before ordering.

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Why you'll love Shutterfly photo books

100% happiness guaranteed

You'll love it. We promise. If you're not happy please contact us and we'll help make it right.

Highest quality

Each photo book is bound with care and printed in the U.S. using the highest standards of quality for paper and printing.


Shutterfly won the Good Housekeeping seal of approval for the best website for photo books.

About Photo Books

Try Shutterfly's Make My Book ® Service. With our photo book service, our album design experts will create a photo book for you, allowing you to share more memories with less work.

Photo books are the best way to cherish and preserve your favorite moments. Whether it's a gorgeous wedding album, a new baby memory book, fun-filled school yearbooks, an adventurous travel photo album or a personalized children's book, Shutterfly has professionally-bound photo books for every occasion. Our high-quality custom photo books make wonderful gifts and provide a great option for digital scrapbooking.

Looking for inspiration? Try creating a custom recipe book, a portfolio book, a seasonal photo album, a birthday book or a school memory book.