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Free Make My Book® Service

Let our design pros do the heavy lifting. Order as-is or add your own special touches.

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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.

Shutterfly's Make My Book ® Service

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. Make My Book is a service to help customers make a photo book filled with their favorite memories. We will design and create a photo book based on your specifications. Whether you're planning a wedding album filled with snapshots from the big day, a traditional family photo book, or an album showcasing your best pictures from a favorite vacation — you can leave it to our pros to create something fabulous. Choose a book size and style, and then select the photos you would like us to use. Save time by uploading/selecting entire albums and we will curate the best pictures for you — no need to choose and sort. Give your new photo book a title and subtitle, select an occasion, and provide any special instructions (such as important pictures or preferred grouping/sequencing) you may have. A Shutterfly designer will select your best photos, create your one-of-a-kind photo book in only 3 business days and will email you when it's ready. Once we have completed your personalized photo book, you will be able to preview and make additional changes if desired before ordering.

Custom Photo Book Styles and Customization Options

With Shutterfly, the customization options for your photo book are endless. Create a wedding photo book with stunning layflat pages and a leather cover. Or, go for an easy-to-flip softcover album filled with your favorite photos from one special occasion. With options like matte covers, hardcover books, and more it's easy to customize an album that looks elegant and sophisticated. Choose from our variety of photo book sizes to make the perfect one for any occasion. Whether you're creating a large coffee table photo book or creating something small to gift a loved one, our designers can create the perfect photo book for you with Make My Book. With a vast selection of page templates, layouts, fonts, colors, stickers, and embellishments, your book designer has everything they need to make your the best photo books that are truly unique. After reviewing what the design expert has put together, order the book as-is or add the finishing touches with captions or add extras like dust covers, memorabilia pockets, or glossy pages.    

Make Photo Books With Shutterfly

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 book, 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. When you make a photo book with Shutterfly's Make My Book service, you'll end up with a beautiful custom keepsake that you will treasure for years to come. For the best Shutterfly deals on photo books, check out our Special Offers page.