Because snuggling up on the sofa with
your digital photos is just not the same.

In our fast-paced lives, we easily forget the little and big moments from the previous year(s). Having them documented and printed gives your child and you the chance to relive and talk about family adventures and happenings.

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I am constantly working on how to document memories beautifully in little time.

Because I know that life just happens. Hi, I am Jeannine and I love to help you enjoy your photos with - and for your children. Find inspiration and tips or just hand me over your messy bundle and you'll receive your family photo book(s) delivered to your coffee table.



You finished the baby book for child one, but then LIFE JUST HAPPENS. And now, child two is five and has no photo book yet at all. You simply do NOT KNOW WHERE and HOW to start?


Here are some tips

Start small

Your first photo book? Whether you decide to create a book about a year or just a trip or even a week in your life, get started with a small project.

Photo Book Vendor

What is important to you - user friendliness, quality or price or other aspects? There are many photo book vendors out there - I tested a few.

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Stay on top

An easy few steps to start today. Create a routine that suits you and than do these little things - every day.

"We have some old photo albums and many yearly family photo books my daughter sends us every Christmas. When my grandchildren come to visit they love sitting on the sofa with me and we go through these albums and books. So many family stories are being shared this way." Leanne.



You can design the pages at your heart's content or taste, but the focus should be on the photos and 'less is more' is a good rule of thumb. Background and fonts should not distract from the story either. I tend to go with a white background and some white space around the photos - it's easier on the eye and gives the photos 'room to breath'.

The Month Intro

When creating your yearly photo book, have in mind to split up the sections, like introduce each month, so viewers are not feeling overwhelmed. It is also helpful for including stories and putting events and situations into perspective.

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The One - Three Story

When it comes to designing the book, sometimes it's the less photos the better. Have a few page styles and the same couple of fonts and use them throughout the book consistently.

The One - One Story

If you want to showcase two big photos then you can have fun at full page's size and one a bit smaller, which gives it some breathing space.

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The One - Nine Story

The clean arrangement and the white space around the collage of nine busy photos give the pages (and the eyes) some rest. 


Do you have no creative bone inside you or simply no time?



You love to create your family photo book yourself but need some guidance to get started and set up?

Book Design

I am happy to do the work by turning your photos and stories into your family photo book. You pay for the book of your choice. 

Photo Selection + Book Design

Your photos are a mess? I get it. I will go through and select the best to put in the photo book. You pay for the book of your choice separately. Admin & Design.

You decide on how much help you'll need. Please keep in mind that the biggest part is collecting your photos for the book, in case you haven't done it according to my above method (monthly organizing of photos). My hourly rate is NZD 80. For a rough guidance: Consultations take 1 - 2 hours | Book Design about 4 hours | Photo Selection & Book Design about 6 hours. 

Veronica, Switzerland | Photo Book Design Service

"We lived for 18 months in Wanaka before returning to Switzerland. Jeannine understood how precious these memories were for us and created a wonderful photo book of our time here that captured this chapter in our lives. It's always on top of our coffee table and reminds us of our deep connection with our friends in Wanaka."

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