If it hasn`t been obvious, I love taking photos! Of course there`s always that question of what to do with the photos once you have them. Print them? Make things? Well Smile Books allows you to save your memories by making photo books! I previously did a review of Smile Books in December 2010 from my trip to Washington State which you can see here.
This go round I went ahead and made a 12x12 Deluxe Photo Book based on Sophias 3rd birthday! The book consists of 26 pages full of the photos I uploaded for the book. The process of making my book was quite simple. To get started, I selected the photo book size and style I wanted to use. They have various size and styles (such as hardcover, leather cover, etc) to choose from. I went with the 12x12 Deluxe hardcover book for my needs. I then selected my method of uploading my photos and selected the photos I wanted to use. This was the longest process for me. It took a good hour or so for my photos to all upload. This could possibly be due to the size and quality of my photos I used though. So timing from each person based of internet speed and photo size will vary. I was still able to do other things though while this process was done, so that was a plus. Once my photos were all uploaded I submitted them for design specialist to place them in my book for me. Of course, if you want, you can arrange these yourself how you want. Once the design team arranged my photos, I was sent an email to preview my book before I purchased it. From there, I anxiously awaited the arrival of my book!
My personal experience: The photo book itself came out very nice! I love the hard cover and the quality of the photo pages used. My photos themselves all look excellent within the book! The book really re-lives Sophias birthday! I love the placement and arrangements of the photos of how the design team choose to place them on my behalf. As far as the shipping goes, it was packaged and protected very well. My book arrived to me in perfect condition! My experience with the customer service was great as well. They responded to my emails in a timely manner and were quite friendly to work with. Once again, I am another satisfied customer of Smile Books and I`m sure you would be too if you gave them a try!
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