Reliving My Sister’s Wedding. In Pictures.

A few months ago, I put together a hard-bound book of my 365 project photographs and had it printed by Shutterfly.  After my sister’s wedding, there were HUNDREDS of amazing photographs I needed to have printed, that I needed to have forever. Shutterfly gave me the opportunity to put together a soft-cover 5″ x 7″ book of photos.

I’m not a scrapbooker – I have a horrible time figuring out the “best” way to layout a group of photos. For some pictures I knew I’d want space to write a long caption – on others, I wanted the photo to speak for itself.  Shutterfly’s storyboard functionality made it pretty easy for me. Using the storyboard, you simply determine what pictures you want on each page. Shutterfly then picks a layout that is best based on the orientation and size of the images. If you don’t like what’s chosen? No biggie – you can manually change the layout just by clicking a button. Easy peasy, right?

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I did notice a difference in color quality between the soft and hard cover book (I think the photos in my hardcover have a better color to them.)

It’s been fun to have a small portable book that fits into my bag, though. This is the perfect size “brag book” and isn’t cumbersome at all. My mom loved my book so much, she bought one of her own. Much larger though, as she wanted to use WAY more photos than I did (she opted for the bigger sized book, with a hard cover).


It’s important to note, as a friend of the photographer – that I was given the rights to reproduce these images by my BFF, the photographer – and that to use copyrighted pictures without authorization for such purposes is no good – please get permission from the photog first!

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. OHHH bring this with you to dinner!!! I want to see 🙂

  2. So cool! Wish I could see it too. Robin is an awesome photographer – have browsed lots of the wedding pix. Wowzer is she talented.

    I just ordered my first Shutterfly album today! Have been working on two of them for a while now, but had to quick finish up to take advantage of their Halloween discount right now. I am SO excited to get them!!

  3. What beautiful pictures !

    Your sister has the same dimples ! 😉

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