I know I've mentioned it on occasion before, but I don't think I've really made anything about it on my blog - I used to have a photography business. I say "used to" because we no longer do large jobs (like weddings), though I do still do the odd job here and there for family pics and whatnot. Back when Shimer Photography was up and running, my husband and I prided ourselves on finding great products at a great price for our customers. When it came to photo books, we always used Blurb.com.
Blurb is a wonderful book printing company. I have used them several times in the past and I have always been impressed with the quality of their printing. I was thrilled when they contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I would like to try out their new Designer Book software to create a book for myself and blog about it :) I mean, who wouldn't like a company that you love anyway to offer you something for free just to test it out? Right?!
|Some of my light shots.|
|Some panoramas from my trip to NYC.|
|Me being artsy in Paris.|
(To see more of my book I made, go here)
I was thrilled to come in to work and find my book waiting for me and actually get to see all the photos together in print. It's a silly thing, but you can't help but feel proud when you see all your work together bound in a very professional looking book. The printing quality is fantastic and the pages are nice and thick with a satin finish-style lustre. There's a slight sheen, but no gloss so it feels more like I'm looking at a book I bought at a bookstore as opposed to a bunch of photos printed on glossy photo paper and bound together (I hate those! Sorry, just my pet peeve).
I really can't recommend Blurb's new Designer Books enough! The process was quick and easy and the results are professional looking and something I can be proud to show around :)
So in honor of launching their new Designer Books, Blurb is offering 20% OFF to my readers! Just go here to make your book with one of their designer templates and use promo code DESIGNMYBOOK at checkout to save 20%. Easy, right? This is a great opportunity to save money but still get a lovely product you can be proud to showcase your photos with. But hurry! This offer code expires 3/31/13, so be sure to get yours before then :)
*I received a 7" Designer Book for Free from Blurb.com to facilitate my review, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own!