July 05, 2008

My first photobook

I had wanted to make a photobook for the longest time. There are soooo many photos which are waiting to be sorted out – besides photos of my recent trips, there’s Yiu Yiu’s photos (I had not developed a single photo since her birth), my pregnancy shots, and my wedding day and dinner photos. Can’t beat that huh!

A couple of weeks ago, I called up both Photobook and Pixart as I wanted to view their samples. Photobook happened to have samples available for viewing in a all-in-one wedding shop in Section 14, just a hop and skip away from my office so I dropped by one day during lunch to view it. I liked what I saw, but had wanted to view Pixart as well, before deciding which one to work on. However, Pixart can only be viewed in Taman Tun and by appointment only. And the guy is only available between 10am and 4pm, if I’m not mistaken so I never got to see him or the sample. Anyway, Photobook was giving away 30% discount for Mother’s Day promotion, which was extended till June. I decided to give it a try by doing a medium-sized book of my trip to Siem Reap last year. The software was surprisingly very easy to use, but nonetheless, I still spent 3 nights (after Yiu Yiu had slept) to complete it. I sent it over to Photobook two weeks ago and when I got back to the office last week after being away for several days, the courier parcel was waiting for me at my desk.
I’m quite happy with the results, and am currently working on a bigger book on our Taiwan trip early this year. However, since the promotion had already ended, I’ll have to pay the full price for it.

5 comments:

jazzmint said...

hehe...nice book...wah u order vy fast eh..i'm so slow in all this books :(

A Mom's Diary said...

I wanted to give it a try and see how it turned out, so mati-mati have to finish one during the Mother's Day promotion. Have a few more books that I want to work on, but as always, where to find the time.

Mummy to QiQi said...

nice ler to have own printed photobook. am planning to do another one for my pregnancy and the twins too! *thanks to Jazzmint* !!!

KittyCat said...

How much is it??? I need to make a few too...

Btw, why Photobook and not Pixart?

A Mom's Diary said...

Chinnee, I'm sure those photos will make a great photobook. I still have a few more books to do -like you, photos of my pregnancy and Yiu Yiu from birth.

Kittycat, the medium book I got costs RM130 something, that's after the 30% discount. The bigger books cost RM200+ at normal price. I chose Photobook simply because I had a chance to look at a sample and I liked it. It was more troublesome with Pixart as you've got to fix an appointment, etc to view the sample so I never got round to it. And I wanted to capitalise on the promotion to try it out.