I have used AdoramaPix before for metal prints (which I love), but I haven't tried their service yet for photo books. Well...now I have, and I love them!! I'm a little picky about my photo books. I try most every service that comes out, and honestly only two of them have made me happy. Now there are three companies who have the quality I am looking for, and AdormaPix is definitely one of them. As an extra added touch, and since one of these was a gift, I ordered a gift box too. You can see it in the background. A simple brown box with a white elastic bow (the book had tissue paper over it while on the inside).
As for the book itself, I could have put a title on the front, where you see that white strip, but I purposely did not (inside 'what if no books had titles' joke with the kiddo).
I did put the season and year on the spine of the book, so my son can always know how old he was at the point and time it was made. You can select from any number of font styles and sizes for any writing you do in and on the book. And if you did put a Title on the front, you could stretch it from front to back too, if you so desired. I think that was my favorite title option!
The layouts allow you to choose the number of pictures you would like. Above I have one photo on an entire page. You can also get one photo stretched out across both open pages (flat and seamless) without an upgrade charge!! What?? Oh yes, I do love that feature, AdormaPix!
You can choose multiple photos on a page...
as little or as many as you need to tell your photo story. The photos are printed on photo paper, not the standard office paper used in most books. Yet another amazing photo book feature from AdormaPix.
There are many different patterns and designs you can choose too (1,714 designs to choose from, in fact!). In the photo above you can see one of the downward diagonals I chose, using three pictures. This whole photo book was self-created, meaning I put photos where I wanted, and selected the way I wanted them displayed all throughout the book.
The second book I made was similar but had a theme all throughout.
You can see the difference right away with the chunky blue line going right through the middle.
Again though, you could choose as many photos as you wanted and you could use patterns too. Here I used a flower pattern and omitted the blue background. Yep, you could deviate from theme where you felt fit. In fact, I did that on a couple of the pages, including the one just before the flower page...and you can see that below.
I like that you could use a collage with both large and smaller pictures because some pictures you really do want to be bigger than others.
It was fun to make these two books, and my favorite thing about them is that they are top-notch in photo quality. My son loves his, and my good friend (ex-sister-in-law...kids' aunt...I'm not sure what to call her these days, ha!) loved hers too. :)
Now let me tell you about the choices you have with an Adoramapix photo book:
5 cover styles
6 paper types
That's a lot, I know. I love that there are so many choices. That means there is going to be something for everyone to enjoyo. These would be a great way to showcase some of your summer functions, like I've done in the photo books above. They'd also be fun to make for back-to-school (for any age including college), birthdays, holidays, or simply just-because.
You can learn more about these photo books and all of the other great product ideas available at AdormaPix by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.