photo book | blurb


Photography is a major part of my world. I take pleasure in capturing those moments that will take me throughout a lifetime. Unfortunately, most of my moments never make it out of my iPhone or computer (Does anyone else have this problem?) My photo-albums have turned into laptops, and my iPhone’s ‘no data’ has been on serious repeat (I have over 10,000 photos! #BloggerProbs).

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Remember when photo-albums were a thing? But, seriously – your friends/family would come over, and you’d flip the pages with excitement and story-telling? You’d take your time to develop the photos, and excitingly place them in the sleeves. Today, I’m teaming up with Blurb to bring you the ultimate photo book! Blurb is a creative DIY platform that brings your stories to life. Whether it’s through a photo-book (like mine) magazine, or e-book – it’s such a fun way to relive those little everyday moments. Oh, and it makes the perfect coffee table addition!

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I decided to make a photo-book highlighting my year-to-date. From colorful lifestyle content, to getting engaged – it’s such a great way to share everything that’s happened. It’s so fun to flip these pages and re-live those memories. (Much different than scrolling through an iPhone!)

Blurb makes it incredibly easy to design. Simply use their templates, or upload your own designs using LightRoom or InDesign. (A professionals’ dream come true!) I opted for Blurb’s templates, because they were beyond simple to use (and aesthetically pleasing to me). You literally drag/drop photos, and bonus: you can upload your Facebook & Instagram photos directly from the site! Huge! Another fun item to note: You can easily make wedding albums, guest books, or cook-books with downloadable templates through Blurb’s Bookwright. (Totally free)

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Large square (12×12 inches) // compared to a regular sized book.

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If you’re feeling extra-fancy, Blurb makes it easy to publish books directly to Amazon or Apple’s iBook store. Who knows – maybe it’s your calling, and you never even knew! Give it a try!

This post is sponsored by Blurb books. As always, all opinions are entirely my own. Thanks for supporting brands that make Heart of Chic possible! 

  • Linda A

    Gorgeous!! Love this idea! 🙂

  • Mrs.AOK

    You are not alone. I have a serious issue with leaving my photos stuck in my phone or computer. Sad.
    I’ve been meaning to make some photo books, but yeah…
    My mom and MIL always ask for “the real thing” but ummm, it’s usually text or email photos for them too. WHOOPS!
    Beautiful pictures by the way! 🙂

  • I make photo calendars for my extended family at Christmas. Maybe I’ll make a book this year! Love the suggestion!

  • I make photo calendars for my extended family at Christmas. Maybe I’ll make a book this year! Love the suggestion!

  • I like to make different photo gifts for families for various occasions. They make such great gifts and lasting memories. Amber N

  • I used to print out all my photos before the Facebook era…and now just stuck on my computer or memory card. I said I wanted that to change so I will totally do better and PRINT!

  • I used to print out all my photos before the Facebook era…and now just stuck on my computer or memory card. I said I wanted that to change so I will totally do better and PRINT!

  • Roxanne Ferber

    I so remember my friends and I crafting each page of our albums in high school. But, I really love what we can do with digital design now!

  • Roxanne Ferber

    I so remember my friends and I crafting each page of our albums in high school. But, I really love what we can do with digital design now!

  • Taylor Smith

    I love this. I usually use snap fish, but I will definitely look at Blurb!! I love how beautiful your pictures are!

  • Taylor Smith

    I love this. I usually use snap fish, but I will definitely look at Blurb!! I love how beautiful your pictures are!

  • Shannon Graham

    Too adorable! I’ve never had enough patience to sit down and make one of these. I have a few ways I would like to do it.

  • Karen Yannacio Morse

    Love making photo books but havent made on in ages! I will totally check out Blurb so that I can create some fun memories with them! Thanks!

  • Rachel Zampanti Langer

    Blurb looks very simple to use. I love that you can use it to publish books! Hum….

  • Rachel Zampanti Langer

    Blurb looks very simple to use. I love that you can use it to publish books! Hum….

  • Great tutorial! My husband has made me photo books of our memories and I cherish them. They make great gifts for anyone!

  • Great tutorial! My husband has made me photo books of our memories and I cherish them. They make great gifts for anyone!

  • Rebecca Bryant

    Awesome tutorial. I am terrible at being crafty but this made it seem easy.

  • Toni Williams

    Thank you for this! I have heard a lot about Blurb but haven’t used them yet. This may be a great way to design books for holiday gifts this year.

  • Toni Williams

    Thank you for this! I have heard a lot about Blurb but haven’t used them yet. This may be a great way to design books for holiday gifts this year.

  • Great tutorial, this look so easy and simple to use. xx

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  • Swanky Recipes

    I’m forever always transferring my photos from the phone over to the computer! Love these beautiful photos! I’ve been debating about getting the iphone just to have better photos and you’ve convinced me!

  • Rachel Catherine

    I love the idea of these books. I really take so much photography for my site and instagram and so much of it is never seen at home. I need to do this.

  • Rachel Catherine

    I love the idea of these books. I really take so much photography for my site and instagram and so much of it is never seen at home. I need to do this.

  • I’ve heard of this, but I’ve never done that. I have over 18,000 photos on my phone and it is a 64GB iPhone. I need to pick the good ones (because some are duplicates that didn’t turn out) and get them printed and put into books like this!

  • I’ve heard of this, but I’ve never done that. I have over 18,000 photos on my phone and it is a 64GB iPhone. I need to pick the good ones (because some are duplicates that didn’t turn out) and get them printed and put into books like this!

  • I love making photo books, but have never used Blurb…happy to know about them!!!

  • Rebecca Wilson

    This is such an adorable idea to get all your photos like this in a book. I have never heard of Blurb but they look great.

  • Rebecca Wilson

    This is such an adorable idea to get all your photos like this in a book. I have never heard of Blurb but they look great.

  • jillconyers

    I’ve never used Blurb but I’ve made so many photo books for myself and as gifts.