Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Shutterfly Photo Book

One of the best parts of our wedding reception was the photo booth.  We purchased a deal on Living Social and it turned out to be one of the most memorable parts of the night - especially for our guests.

We paid for a DVD with digital copies of all of the photo booth images from the evening.  We got hard copies of a few of the images, but the DVD was perfect so we can go back to the pictures over and over again.  The night after the wedding we had my family over after dinner to scroll through the pictures and had a big laugh.  Some of our friends are crazy... and our family, too.

I didn't know what we were going to do with all of the photo booth pictures and one of my friends suggested we put them into a photo book.  On many of the photo printing sites available like Shutterfly or Snapfish there is an option to create your own photo book.

Book cover
To create my photo book of the photo booth pictures I used Shutterfly and found the process was super easy. While book making you get to choose your book size, photo layout and all the text in each book you create.

Inside front cover
We chose to make an 8x10 hardcover book.  Because we had so many pictures to choose from we decided to remove any text in the page layouts and focus on just the pictures of our friends.  I think they speak for themselves.  We ended up with 24 pages of photos.

Props are fun

Photo booths are fun, right?  Almost everyone who came to the reception participated in the photo booth.  For those who didn't take any pictures, I've called them out on being party poopers.

I was able to get nearly all of the pictures into the book.  There were some groups of people who took more than 5 sets of pictures, I chose the best pictures from those groups.

Check out the last page of our book, the right page in the picture above.  That is the photo booth strip, exactly as it is.  He stood perfectly still for all 4 photos.  AMAZING.  It was the last set of pictures on our disc and we about died when we saw it.  Heads up to anyone with the next photo booth we come across - we're doing this.

1 comment:

  1. We went to a wedding earlier this summer that had a photo booth, and Bo did the exact same thing as the last guy in your book! It was hysterical :) It's up on our fridge now and makes me laugh every time. Such a cute idea to turn all your pics into a book!