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our first year of marriage photo book (+ a giveaway)

our first year of marriage photo book | almost makes perfectour first year of marriage photo book | almost makes perfect

i think we’re all probably super guilty of keeping all our photos on our phones forever, and only reminiscing when you’re going through to delete photos or on the apple tv slideshow screensaver thing. so i was super excited when snapfish reached out to me to create a photo book, because i immediately knew i wanted to create a book of our first year as newlyweds — before it was too late. our one year anniversary is in a little over a week?! (i’m so lazy about this that i still haven’t even gotten our complimentary wedding album from our photographer made yet)

our first year of marriage photo book | almost makes perfect

our first year of marriage photo book | almost makes perfect

the snapfish photo books are super easy to make — and you can add photos directly from your instagram, meaning you don’t have to go searching for all those memories you can’t remember. they recently resdesigned their site and it’s super easy to navigate. but in my opinion, the best part is how clean and modern the book templates are. you can easily customize the pages for your photos, but i am so happy with the layout. way more my style than those cluttered corny scrapbook templates. also, hot tip : if you’re newly married or a new parent, you can print wedding or baby photos onto mugs for family holiday gifts for like at least two years without them noticing.

we’ve been so lucky to have an amazing first year together full of trips and memories, so i’ve been obsessed with looking at this book ever since it arrived. i’m gonna try to make an effort to do one annually. we’ll see how that goes right?

our first year of marriage photo book | almost makes perfectour first year of marriage photo book | almost makes perfect

and now for the giveaway — wanna win the same photo book for yourself?! two of you can. for a chance to win your own 12×12 premium layflat hardcover book, leave a comment with what you’d want to do your book about!

you can also join snapfish superfans for more chances to earn rewards and win prizes.



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  1. Lovely book layout! I love how modern and clean it is. I’ve been married over 5 years now and still haven’t printed any of our wedding photos either! Eeek!

  2. I just got back from Iceland and am dying to put all my photos together in one place – this book is so beautiful, I’m inspired!

  3. I’d do one of for my daughter’s first year! She’s 20 months now so I’m a little behind! 🙁

  4. OOOOOOOOOOOH I would LOVE to win this! I just got married a few weeks ago and have been looking for great photo album options! I love this one!

  5. Your book is beautiful! I think having a book full of photos that capture the fun times together is so special. I would create a book filled with photos from our Wedding Elopement this summer. Thanks for the chance!

  6. I usually make a photobook of my summer adventures and this would be the perfect push to get it done early!

  7. I love how clean and modern this is. We used to make books a long time ago, but I never finished them because I’d have to create the layout in InDesign then update, so on and so forth, just to get the clean layout I wanted. Snapfish has GREAT clean layouts and I’m so excited!

    I’d love to make a book to pick up where we left off. I’m about 6 years behind 😉

  8. Ohhh, I love these! My fiancé and I are getting married, and this would be wonderful to have for our engagement photos or for a photo album guest book. Super adorable. : )

  9. Gorgeous! I have soooo many travel photos that I’d love to put into a photo book. My boyfriend made some a few years ago but the layouts were not to my liking. I love the way these look. Might just be the inspiration I need…

  10. Ooo! Your book is gorgeous! Huge fan of Snapfish – they’re the best for ordering photos. If I won, I would love to make a photo book of my trip to London and Scotland!

  11. i would make one for my mom. she loves seeing pictures of me and my sister and we try our best to send her daily pics of us. this would be so perfect.

  12. My son turns 1 in a few months and I’ve been looking for a platform to create a memory book. I love how simple and modern yours is!

  13. I love this! I would use the book to make a photographic memoir of the year gone by. I want to start doing this for every year. x

  14. I am always looking for a way to document all of our travels! This would be perfect. Love the simplicity of the design!

  15. Your photo book looks amazing! I would love to win one to fill with photos from my first few years of college! 🙂

  16. From your mom who always makes sure to archive our lives this book is so amazing. I can’t wait to see the whole book.

  17. Your book is beautiful! I just got back from a trip to Tanzania and have been struggling to find the perfect way to display my photos. This is a great way to share my memories while still having the photos speak for themselves.

  18. i would make a book from my recent siblingtrip travels overseas!

  19. This book is stunning! I would love to make one for our honeymoon photos.

  20. happy anniversary! and what a great way to remember your first year! with baby no.2 due any day, i’d make a book all about the first few weeks with our newest little love. keeping my fingers crossed!

  21. My sister is getting married next month and we’re anticipating such a fun time with lots of family all getting together. It would be great to create a photo book from the weekend! I’ve also been thinking about doing yearly books! Just to start getting things printed.

  22. Brittany D says:

    I love the book layout. Your photos are gorgeous! We just returned from a trip to Alaska and I have hundreds of photos that are just waiting to be printed in a photo book 🙂

  23. I love this giveaway! I would FINALLY put together my sons first year memory book!! He’ll be two this October :-/

  24. Finally! Layouts for the design minded! I’m so excited to not have to do them in InDesign and Photoshop and transfer them over! I’d use the book to show off the first pictures of our gorgeous baby girl and our new family of 3.

  25. This is beautiful! I love how clean and modern it is. I have been married for a year and 3 months now and have yet to turn our photos from the wedding and honeymoon into a book. This would be the perfect opportunity!!

  26. I am thrilled to learn that Snapfish offers these beautiful books. My husband and I got married last May, and have incredible photos from our photographer, but did not spring for the wedding album package as it was a bit out of our budget. I’m thinking one of these books full of our wedding photos would make a great of Christmas gift!

  27. You photobook is amazing! they can be very intimidating to make with all the layout options but are worth all the time and effort for sure. I would love to create a honeymoon book (we did italy) for our anniversary coming up.

  28. Desaree Larsen says:

    I would love to win one of these to put all of the memories from our upcoming wedding! October 24th is coming up so quickly and what an amazing gift it would be to win!

  29. Id love to have a photo book of my cats! These guys are so important to me, they helped me through the thoughest year of my life. I want to remember them forever ♥

  30. Kelly Nolen says:

    I’d love to showcase photos from our family reunion in Sunriver, Oregon this summer!

  31. I love the photos books that lay flat. So gorgeous. I’m going on a lot of trips around the country this year (finally Vegas!) so I would definitely use a Snapfish book for documenting my travel photos.

  32. I’m heading to China in November and I’d love to make an album when I come back! This is gorgeous.

  33. I’m getting married next week and I’d love to make a photo album of our wedding.

  34. I’d love to win a photobook–I’ve just undertaken a huge photo organizing and compiling project–both physical and digital………so this would be a lovely reward for all that sorting!

  35. I would make a book of my travels this summer!!

  36. My baby’s first year! He’s almost two and I’d like to do a book like this every year. Love the one you made! Thanks for the opportunity.

  37. erica boyer says:

    i would love to make a book for the millions of iphone pics my husband and i have of our daughter who is 6 months old! it’s clear my grand plans for a beautiful and organized baby book are not going to happen as the scrapbook is sitting empty still. What a great alternative! Thanks!

  38. I got married at the end of March so I would definitely make an album of our first year as well!

  39. This looks so good! I would LOVE to make a wedding album and have been meaning to do one. We got married in May and didn’t buy the album from our photographer, so it’ll be up to me! This would be perfect 🙂

  40. Kristen Yang says:

    Wow, what a great giveaway! If I were to get this, I would want to make a album for my boyfriend for our anniversary as well! A photo album is always a good idea! Thanks!

  41. Ooo!! What a fun giveaway! I, like you, need to create our wedding album and this would for sure get my butt in motion to work on that. Thanks for hosting this!

  42. Gorgeous photo book, love the layout and photos are adorable of course!
    I would love a photo book as a gift to a friend who’s going through a hard time, it’s nice to have something more than pixels on a screen for sure

    Many congrats for your anniversary!


  43. Colleen Clark says:

    There’s a chance I might have to move away from my beloved NYC soon and I would love to make a book to help me hold onto all the memories I’ve made over my past 9 years here.

  44. Such a great concept! I think a book with chronological pictures of my relationship would be a great keepsake to have

  45. angela neylon says:

    Well, I just got married this year so I would DEFINITELY be doing a wedding photobook! I had the most incredible photographers and there are 1000 photos from the reception alone soooo, I will definitely be needing to make more than one photobook!

    As a wedding gift, my older sister got my husband and I plane tickets to Ireland. We’re going this weekend! On part of the trip, we’ll also be visiting some of my husband’s family history. So I guess we’d also need to make a photobook of our trip to Ireland!

  46. Cute! I would fill it with engagement photos.

  47. Love the simplicity. I would create a photo book for my grandparents of photos of my sister, me and them 🙂

  48. Just came back from London for the first time! I’d love to make an album of those photos.

  49. I just got married in July, so this would be perfect for putting together a wedding album.

  50. That looks awesome! Congrats on your one year anniversary and all the best in the years to come!

  51. I am getting married in a few months and would live to use this as our wedding album or a honeymoon album. Such a beautiful layout!

  52. I would love to put together a book of our life, calendar year 2014. My little ones pour over the ones I’ve done in the past. I need to get one done of last year before I forget!

  53. I’m engaged, so it would be perfect to make a photo book/guest book for our 2016 wedding!

  54. I’m coming up on one year being single and I think I’d want to celebrate the progress, friends, and adventures I’ve made being on my own.

  55. My partner and I have been lucky enough to travel quite a bit the past few years, so I would love to put together a book of our favorite memories! Thanks for the chance to win.

  56. Honestly, I’d probably make one of my cat. He’s the only thing I have enough pictures of! I guess I should start getting in front of the camera a bit more.

  57. Definitely would love to give this to my boyfriend for our 2nd anniversary! What a cute idea

  58. This is so great! I have just decided I’m going to start making an “end of the year” book annually to do something with all those photos on my phone. Would love to win and create my first!

  59. Love the quality of that book! I would make mine about our first year of marriage as well! It would be something to treasure for the many years to come!

  60. Jennifer Saul says:

    ooooooooh! I would love to do a book of all the travels me and my husband have done over the past few years, including this November’s IndoChina trip!

  61. Hi Molly! Happy 1st Year of Marriage! I would use my 12 x 12 book for the same thing! We are going on a year and a half but… better late than never!

  62. It’s been 3 years of marriage for us and we’ve yet to print out a single wedding photo! Sad, right? This book would be awesome!

  63. In May I surprised my partner with a trip to Iceland and Denmark, after years of saving up my pennies as a graduate student. He woke up thinking it would be a normal day at work, and didn’t know where we were going until we boarded the flight! Needless to say, we had an amazing experience. I would love to get those photos off of my computer and into a beautiful book like yours!

  64. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! Oh my goodness your photo book looks AMAZING. Can I have a copy and just gawk at you guys from the comfort of my living room? I would definitely make a book about family life in Baltimore – the softer, happier, and super charming side that people outside of the mid-atlantic hardly ever see.

  65. Shelley T. says:

    I’d make a wedding book!

  66. OH HOW I LOVE PHOTOBOOKS! They are such a wonderful physical artifact of sweet memories 🙂

  67. i’d love to document my baby’s first year in an album. Thanks for the giveaway!

  68. My wedding! A year after the fact…better late than never??

  69. I would love to do one for my bf! We’ve been togerber 5 years and he once made me a scrapbook of memories Id love to do the same!!

  70. I’d love our book to be about all the places we’ve been even if it’s just in town

  71. Your book is gorgeous! What a lovely way to commemorate your first year of marriage. It just keeps getting better 🙂 we make family yearbooks every year and I would love to try Snapfish albums, especially since we have a new baby!

  72. It’s our one year anniversary in one month so I will definitely be stealing this idea!

  73. i love how your book turned out! i want to make one of my recent girlfriends trip to Arizona!!

  74. This is perfect timing as it’s EXACTLY what I was planning on doing for my boyfriend and I’s one year anniversary (this October!). He complains that there aren’t enough photos of us together so I’ve been secretly building a little set that would make a perfect book 🙂

  75. I’ve been wanting to do yearly photo books and this would finally get me going on the project! Alternatively, I’ve also considered a book of all the hikes I’ve done!

  76. I love your layout, super clean and friendly. I’d love to pull together the last 3 years of photos of my boyfriend and me but I haven’t found the time. This would be a great push.

  77. I’d like to make a book for my girlfriend. I fell in love with her for the first time over seven years ago and after a few years apart, I’ve had the privilege and good fortune of being allowed to fall in love with her all over again.

  78. melanie h says:

    I would use the book for my wedding photos. Just got married this summer and haven’t made an album yet!

  79. I’d love to make a book for my sister about growing up together since she just graduated from college.

  80. I really like the clean lines of your book. It emphasizes the photos and keeps everything light. I’d love to do a similar thing with my own! I hope to fill it with photos of me and the bf from the last 5 years

  81. i’d create a book of everything leading up to my marriage (oct 1, next year!) so i had one of the ‘before’! 🙂

  82. Sonja Ommundsen says:

    I’ve been meaning to make an anniversary book for our 1st and 2nd years of marriage. This would be perfect!

  83. Your book is gorgeous! What a lovely way to commemorate your first year of marriage. It just keeps getting better 🙂 we make family yearbooks every year and I would love to try Snapfish albums, especially since we have a new baby!

  84. Wanda Cobb says:

    I’m inspired by your beautiful book. I want to create a book that shows my grandchildren and great grandchildren by ages. They look so much alike it’s almost unbelievable. The side by side comparison would be so much fun to make.

  85. Yeah Weddings says:

    Love this idea for a first anniversary gift! This is a romantic gift for any year together, really 🙂