road trip photo album // chatbooks reviewWednesday, July 22, 2015
One of my goals for this last road trip, and really any future trips, was to get my photos printed. Apart from film, which I always get prints made from, I never get photos printed. Everything is stored on external hard drives. For a person who collects so much that almost seems funny. I treasure the few photo albums I do have and definitely want to have more tangible photos.
As soon as I got through editing all my photos I got started making this book. I didn't want it to be something I kept pushing back and would eventually forget to do. Chatbooks was my first choice for a book since they had sent me one a while back featuring my instagram photos. I liked that it was fairly small, and looked super nice for the price. Their books are only $6 and they have free shipping PLUS you can use the code "theda146" to get your first book when you subscribe to your Instagram Series.
I initially had a bit of an issue uploading my photos so I tried out a few other sites that make photo books. The thing was they get expensive quick, and they can take a lot of work. I loved that with Chatbooks you just upload your photos, and that's it! They're printed in order. (You are able to rearrange them if you'd like but in the instance you want them printed in the order you took them that's the default, which perfectly for vacation!) You can add captions if you'd like but it's not necessary. I reached out via twitter with my uploading issue, they responded quickly that I should try another browser. I downloaded Safari and wouldn't you know it, that solved the issue. I added a few captions, chose my cover, ordered, and a few days later it showed up!
I LOVE it so much. It's seriously so nice to be able to flip through my photos instead of just having them on the computer. I've actually been considering going back through 2014's road trip photos and having those printed as well. A little Jeff + Kaylah road trip photo album series! How cute!
Other than the little bit of trouble uploading that was easily remedied by using a different browser this was seriously so painless to make. I basically have no excuse whatsoever to not get photos printed. Chatbooks, you rule!
PS. Don't forget if you use code "theda146" you can get your first book free when you subscribe to your Instagram Series.