If you’re like us, your phone and computer are packed to the rafters with photos. But a phone is no place to let them languish, that’s why we’ve come up with 13 ideas to create a series of photo books, so you can group them into themes, chronologically, or in any way you choose, and show them off at home.

Things you love

Group the photos of the things that matter most to you into collections in photo books. Things that make you happy (cats, friends, food) or things that make you proud (your children, your sports team, your travels). They’re a great way to always be reminded of all the great things in your life.

Title ideas for your photo books:
Makes me hungry; Makes me smile; Makes me love; Makes me wander
Friends I love; Family I love; Food I love; Places I love

A record of growing up

Record each year of your kids’ lives with a series of photo books, and you’ll be able to look back at every moment with a nostalgic smile when they’re all grown up – and embarrass them in front of friends or a date too! For a bit more inspiration, check out our baby photo book ideas, and our baby photography tips too.

Title ideas for your photo books:
Eva’s first year; Eva’s second year
Eva, Year 1; Eva, Year 2
Eva 2018; Eva 2019

The story of your relationship

Document the story of your relationship in a series of photo books, with one for every year or every six months. From the first few dates to meeting the parents and moving in together, you’ll treasure these photo books when you’re looking back at your lives together in years to come.

Title ideas for your photo books:
Eva & Alex 2018; Eva & Alex 2019
Us 2018; Us 2019
You and I 2018; You and I 2019

Your big annual holiday

Create a photo book full of all the moments, big and small, that you capture on your big summer holiday.  When friends or family are thinking of making the same trip, whip out the book and give them lots of ideas. Plus, it’s always great to look back on the good times when the weather at home takes a bad turn. Read our guide to creating a holiday photo album for more tips.

Title ideas for your photo books:
Canada 2018; France 2019; Thailand 2020
An Australian winter; A Peruvian summer
Our Great British adventure; Our Roman holiday; Our French foray

A series of cookbooks

If you’re a keen home cook with a roster of recipes at your disposal, then create a series of your very own cookbooks to take them to the next level. Sort them by course, ingredient, taste or season and then cram the photo books full of recipes and mouth-watering food photography. Our food photography tips should help you out and you can read our cookbook ideas for more inspiration.

Title ideas for your photo books:
Breakfast in bed; Let’s have lunch; Dine with me
Sweet; Bitter; Spicy; Salty
Cooking Summer; Cooking Autumn; Cooking Winter; Cooking Spring

Your yearly travels

Take all your travel photos from the year and put them into a single book. Rinse and repeat each year and before you know it, you’ll have an anthology of books celebrating all of your adventures – big and small.

Title ideas for your photo books:
2018 Travels; 2019 Travels
Around the World in 2018; Around the World in 2019
All my travels 2018; All my travels 2019

Your weekend getaways

A small square photo book is the perfect way to capture all those moments from your city break or weekend-getaway. They’re super low price too, so even if you’re making trips throughout the year you can celebrate them with a book series without breaking the bank. Check out our city break photo book ideas blog for inspiration!

Title ideas for your photo books:
Lisbon, May 2018; Vienna, December 2017
Eating our way around Paris; Dancing our way around Seville; Cycling our way around Amsterdam
London with Alex; Milan with Vanessa

The seasonal festivities

With everyone leading such busy lives, seasonal celebrations like Christmas and Easter might be the only time your whole family are in one place. So be sure to capture these precious few moments and create a photo book of the day or weekend and build it up into a series. They make great gifts and are always fun to crack out at next year’s get-together.

Title ideas for your photo books:
Easter 2018; Christmas 2019; Eid 2019
Something to celebrate 2018; Something to celebrate 2019

A yearbook for every year

Create a yearbook of all the special moments from the last 12 months – with friends at the park, with family at the dinner table, or that special-someone lounging on the couch. They’re the perfect way to celebrate all the little details that make up our everyday lives.

Title ideas for your photo books:
2018; 2019
The year of the dog; Year of the pig; Year of the snake
The year we moved house; The year we had a baby; The year we went travelling

The secret life of pets

Celebrate each of those “awww”-inspiring moments your furry friends create with photo books chronicling their adorable lives. We guarantee you’ll be cooing over them for years to come.

Title ideas for your photo books:
Baxter 2018; Molly 2019
Life with Dogs; Life with Cats; Life with Rabbits

Season by season

If you’ve got more photos than a simple yearbook could do justice, try breaking them down into seasonal volumes for spring, summer, autumn, and winter. A nice touch is to have a photo of your favourite spot – be it your street, your local park, or your local pub – in every volume to give it a real seasonal feel. Check out our beach photography tips if you really want to make that summer edition shine.

Title ideas for your photo books:
Summer 2018; Autumn 2018; Winter 2018; Spring 2018
Winter sunsets; Summer sunsets
Winter in the mountains; Summer at the beach

A family yearbook

To most of us, family is the pillar at the centre of our lives, and there’s no better way to celebrate that shared connection than with a yearly family photo book. Celebrate all your moments together and you’ll be able to look back at how much the family has grown for years to come. Check out our group photography tips to help take the stress out of those big group shots!

Title ideas for your photo books:
The Smiths 2017; The Smiths 2018
Family get-togethers 2018; Family get-togethers 2019

Photography themes

Whether you’ve just got into photography or have a portfolio that goes back years, creating a photo book series of photography themes can be a great way to showcase your talent. You could colour code your photos or group them with more abstract themes, and they’ll be a great reference point to look back on as your photography skills develop.

Title ideas for your photo books:
Black and white; Sepia; Colour
Architecture; Nature; Portraits
Pink; Blue; Green; Orange

 

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