My engagement photo book

by Amy S Posted on November 20, 2009

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My fiancé proposed to me over Labor Day, and he brought his camera along to capture every minute of our special weekend together. When we got home and started looking at the photos, I wanted to do something fun with them so I could preserve the event and share it with our families – but I wasn’t sure how to do it. I thought about a framed picture or two, but it didn’t really tell the whole story of the proposal and our celebration that followed, so I decided to make my first ever photo book.

To be honest, I was a little intimidated by photo books since I don’t think I’m that creative, but I used Shutterfly’s Simple Path process and it was so easy! It literally took me five minutes. I started switching around a few of the photos and played with backgrounds, but at the end of the day, I liked what Shutterfly created for me best.

I ordered three copies of the book – one for me and my fiancé, one for my parents and one for my fiancé’s parents. I could barely wait to see the finished product! When the books arrived, they looked beautiful, but best of all – turning the pages was like re-living that wonderful weekend. The photos captured the spirit and emotion of the day so much better than I ever could with words. And putting them all together in one book was the perfect way to show our families how we got engaged and how happy we are (which is what matters to them most anyway!).

Both my mom and my future mother-in-law are coming with me to try on wedding dresses very soon. I plan to wrap up the books, bring them with me to the appointment and give them the books at the bridal salon. I can’t wait to see their faces when they open them!

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  1. BarbaraJ Says:

    Amy, this is such a special time in your life. I was surpised with simple path, it is so easy but at the same time give you plenty of options. The layouts are really great and I also love the way it sets up your layout for you. I have ordered four simple path books in the past month for my grandkids, my mom and myself. It is not expensive and the quality of the photos are great. Love you book. BarbaraJ Shutterfly Gallery Guru

  2. AnnAbbott Says:

    I have to say Simple Path work so well for you! The layouts are so warm and romantic and it matches the weekend’s event and location! I can see this will be the start of lots of photo books to keep alive all of the memories that are to come as you start you new life with Michael. Congrads Amy!

  3. Tiffany M Says:

    Congrats on your fabulous weekend! Great looking book! The simple path books are wonderful and easy! I have quite a few myself. Can’t wait for your next installmant of wedding planning and wedding pictures! :o)

  4. mberthia@comcast.net Says:

    I find that in addition to to the photo book, Brides and their families really like calendars which reflect on their wedding for the next 12 or 18 months as well as Smilebox music slide shows of their special day.
    Example of Smilebox:
    http://photographybymichaelrene.ifp3.com/#/page/home/

more about Amy S

Hello! My name is Amy. I am recently married and now have so many great photos of my engagement, wedding and honeymoon – not to mention fun memories of planning along the way. I love finding creative ways to preserve and share the pictures with my friends and family. I have to admit that my husband is a much better photographer than I am, but once I found Shutterfly, I’ve learned so many cool things to do with my photos that together we make a good team. He takes the pictures and with the help of Shutterfly, I use them to tell the story of the beginning of our life together.

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