‘Look at this photograph! Every time I do, it makes me laugh...’ - Nickelback ;-)
We spend so much of our lives taking photographs of our favourite moments. But how many of us actually do anything with them? I usually tend to put them into albums on my phone, print a chunk of them via the Snapfish App (heads up, the app gives you 50 free 6x4 prints per month!), post a select few on Instagram and that is about it. Until now, that is!
I felt really lucky and blessed when Saal Digital sent me an email with a £40 voucher attached - for me to purchase one of their photobooks - in exchange for an honest review. I’d never heard of the company before, but I really wish I had! I have had many photobooks printed in the past - going off the recommendation of my photographer father! But I have never had such a happy experience as I did ordering through Saal Digital.
The whole process was so easy! I use my iPad for everything these days (and recently sold my laptop) so I used their online design site to create a layout perfect for my taste, style and ‘theme’ of photograph. I was able to chose the amount of images I wanted in the entire book, and how many on each page. I chose all of my favourite photographs from 2019 to make a book of memories for the entire year. I separate each double page spread into events that happened throughout the year, in chronological order! The best part is, the design tool indicates with pictures you have already used, so I didn’t have to try to figure it out for myself!
There were many different options for the size, finish and additional extras of the book (including a box to store the book in - perfect for Wedding Photos in my opinion!). I chose a 15x15 square photobook with matte photo paper, LOVE! I went for a glossy, unpadded outer finish. And could even have the barcode removed from the book too! One of my favourite features! The only additional thing I would’ve loved, would’ve been to be able to put text on the spine of the book! (I’ll explain why in a moment).
The delivery of the photobook was amazing! So fast and efficient - I thought I’d have to wait a while for it to arrive but it took only a matter of days! Once it arrived, I was so pleased! The photobook was perfect! It’s a great little size, the quality is amazing and I’m so happy to have a new way of displaying my favourite photographs.
My plan is to create a photobook for each year (starting from when Phil and I started dating in 2010) and continuing it each year for as long as I can! It’s the perfect way to store photographs, ready to share with my beautiful daughters as they grow up! I’d love if I could add text to the spine of the book, so that I could put each photobook onto a shelf, and see from the spine which year of photographs it was. But that really is my only ‘improvement’.
I was overall so so incredibly happy with my photobook! A little pricier than other companies I have used, but worth the money... for sure!
Thank you so much Saal Digital - I am so so pleased!