AD| How many photos do you have on your mobile phone? I have about 70,000 on mine. My phone holds every photo I’ve taken since about 2010. Which is great – I love having all my memories at my fingertips but it’s a bit chaotic! Unless I know the date a certain photo has been taken, it’s like finding a needle in a haystack!
When Leo was born, we said we would make an effort to print off more photos of him to have physical copies. This is where Once Upon comes in. Once Upon lets, you create stunning photo books right from your phone. They make the perfect coffee table books or memory books for children.
I’m getting married in April next year and I am seriously considering getting all my favourite wedding photos printed out into one of these books so I can keep my more personal, intimate, phone snapshots together as well as those that other people take, rather than just the staged photos by a photographer.
Once Upon is a Scandinavian company that believes you should remember every day as well as parties. It’s about celebrating the daily life or moments that may have been forgotten. Basically, any event or time in your life that you want to remember can be displayed beautifully in one of these photo books so you can flick through time and time again. No matter how big or small.
How to create your photo book in Once Upon
Create your photo book by using the app available in both the App Store and Google play store. It’s so simple to do, I created mine in about 30 minutes while Leo was napping.
The hardest part is selecting the photos you want!
Here are the steps:
- Download the Once Upon App
- Create a new book
- Give it a title and cover image
- Select your photos (sorted into months for you)
- Change the layout
- Add up to 100 pages
- Orde your book when you are happy with it
You don’t have to do it all at once, you can create a few pages and save it, then come back later to the rest. Perfect if you want to spend a bit more time deciding what you want to put in your book!
Leo’s photo book from Once Upon
I made a book for him that documents his first year. It’s got a page for each month, then additional pages for things like holidays, his first Christmas and some photos of us as a family.
I picked images that are personal to us, there are a few posed pictures but a lot are photos I’ve taken while at home when he was being cute, or when he was sleeping peacefully.
Leo loves looking at his book. He points to himself, smiles and claps. He’s recently started enjoying books so I’ve been so keen to get him reading and looking at pictures.
I opted for the silk matte finish and I love it so much, it’s so much nicer than a typical photo gloss. The paper is thick and of great quality and as you can see from my images, the photos are beautiful!
I really want to keep this tradition alive and make him a photo book every year. It’s such a lovely gift and I think it would be wonderful to put in his Christmas Eve box. We can then look through it right before he goes to bed, a great time to reflect on what a lovely year we’ve had and everything he’s achieved! I can’t think of a more meaningful gift than that.
If you want to get your own photo book from Once Upon, you can get 25% off with my discount code corinne25 valid until 28th November 2021.