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To honour a very special person.

"Jeannine has a unique skill to take your best photos and writing and present these in one of the most stunning formats that you will value for the rest of your life and ultimately become a family treasure to be passed to future generations. Her presentation skills will amaze you."

Lou S., Wellington



I am here to create a unique collection of stories and photos for your special person.

It is an extra-ordinary experience to be able to put together such a meaningful present - thanks to everyone who is contributing photos and stories for this special person. I am here to administer, collect and scan photos and stories and design the Celebration Book for you.

All Celebration Book contents stay confidential. The example photos shown have been approved by clients, contributor and recipient. Your privacy is important to me.



A big or any birthday

A wedding anniversary

A farewell book

A remembrance book


We are a big great team. It's the designer (me) and

The Client

That's you. At our initial meeting, we will discuss the purpose of the book, possible book vendors, and ways to stay in touch in the design process. You choose to communicate with the contributors or leave it to me (Book Designer).

The Contributors

The people you choose to be part of the project. They will be asked to send their personal photos and stories to me. I'll communicate with them directly if they have questions.

The Recipient

The special person the book is for. Make sure to only select contributors close to the recipient. Ideally he/she/they will not know about this present until the day of celebration.

With everybody's effort, we can put together this beautiful and comprehensive book within the set deadline. Choose Contributors with intent as their stories and photos will make the book purposeful and invaluable.

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A Content Page.

Left side can either be a quote or a photo.

Right side is the list of contributors.

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A Contributor's Page.

One side is the story.

Other side is or are the photo(s).



A Celebration Book project asks for a high level of collaboration (initially) and investment. Will the book likely to be valued and enjoyed?

Project Management & Design

My services include administration, project management, communication with the contributors, scanning, designing of the book, proofreading, printing and shipping to you or the recipient.


You may choose to do the project management part all yourself and deliver photos and stories to me.

I will design, print and ship the book to you or the recipient.

A great quality book is about NZD450 for 40 contributors (just the book). The time for my efforts is usually about 10 - 16 hours, depending on the level of cooperation and quality of photos and stories received and the amount of scanning and editing needed.


Currently, the hourly rate is NZD80. You will be charged for two service packages. The first one is due with signing the contract and contains 6 hours service. The second one (balance) will be due when the book goes into print.


I will give you a few options for a vendor. You will choose the photo book vendors you like best and purchase from them directly at the beginning of our collaboration. I can recommend a company to you based on my previous projects and experience.

"I got in touch with Jeannine and asked her to create a celebration book for my mother's 75th birthday.


Working with Jeannine is amazing. She is so enthusiastic and passionate about her work and love for photos and stories.


From our first meeting to discuss the project, exchanging expectations and ideas, and Jeannine giving valuable advice while putting the book together until the finished product - Jeannine was highly organized and great to communicate with, which made the whole process super easy.


The celebration book was received with a lot of tears - tears of joy!


Thank you so much for creating such a special gift."

Chrissi P., Wanaka (The Client)