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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!

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88 comments on “our first year of marriage photo book (+ a giveaway)”

  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. 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!

  4. 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 ;)

  5. 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. : )

  6. 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…

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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 :)

  12. 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.

  13. 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!!

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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 ♥

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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 :)

  23. 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!

  24. 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!

  25. 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!


  26. 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.

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

  28. 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!

  29. 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!

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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!

  34. 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!

  35. 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!

  36. 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.

  37. 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!!

  38. 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!

  39. 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 :)

  40. 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!

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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

  44. 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!

  45. 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.

  46. Love this idea for a first anniversary gift! This is a romantic gift for any year together, really :)

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