5 Memory Lane: Hassle Free Photo Books

Do you ever get overwhelmed by the number of photos you actually take in this age of digital photography and cell phone cameras? In the past 8 years since I have met my husband and had children, I have become sort of photo crazy, snapping away every single moment of life trying to create a way to memorialize how very special life is. And then my photos just sit…unviewed…in some digital file somewhere on my computer. Occasionally, I do make the effort to load them into an album on Facebook. But that is generally where it stops. For one simple reason…I get entirely too overwhelmed by the massive amount of photos that I do take. And I can’t bring myself to delete any of them. So there they remain…in an essential photo wasteland. And that, my friends, is kind of sad.

(Please note: This is NOT a sponsored post. It is, however, a shameless plug in an effort to promote my friend’s photo book business at 5 Memory Lane. And the service is well worth the money! Read on for more details…)

When my friend, Amy, approached me (about 2 years ago) with this proposal, “Hey, you know I can make a photo book for you. All you have to do is send me the pictures and I will do the work for you,” I actually refused the offer thinking that I simply could not weed through all of my photos and choose the ones I would want in a photo book. But then Amy took another action…she went ahead and created a photo book for me as a surprise Christmas present this past year. And it was amazing! She used photos from my blog and each page contained a photo and a lesson from my post 39 Things I Have Learned…. And it was the most fabulous surprise!

Here…have a peak inside!

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I loved my photo book so much that I decided I was definitely going to let Amy make another book for me. And since I never had transferred my wedding photos into a book of any sort, I thought this would be the place to start. Before I give you peak inside that book, I want to return briefly to my dread of having to weed through a zillion pictures and choose which ones I wanted memorialized in print. Fortunately, Amy had the best solution. She said I could send her all of the photos and she would weed through them all! ALL OF THE PHOTOS! So that’s exactly what I did. I placed hundreds of photos into a drop box for her…HUNDREDS…and she wasn’t lying. She did all of the work! And now I have a fabulous wedding album to pass on down through the generations!

Have a little look!

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(Note: I chose the words on the back cover…well…because that’s how my husband and I roll! Forever. It really is a long time.)

So I bet you are wondering how you can get a gorgeous photo book for yourself WITHOUT DOING ANY WORK, aren’t you? Fortunately for you, Amy can help! Just visit her website at 5 Memory Lane for additional information. 5 Memory Lane can create a brand new photo book from pictures that you send electronically. She can also create any other photo gift that you may want and even complete photo projects that you have started and never found the time to finish. And the most amazing part…5 Memory Lane‘s pricing is comparable and sometimes even less expensive than what you would pay through Snapfish or Shutterfly on your own…doing all the work yourself! Check out the pricing charts here. Well, how does she do that? She shops around for the best prices and passes the savings on to you. Plus, she uses the most trusted and secure photo book websites available for printing your complete project. So you are guaranteed excellent quality at a wonderful price!

So if you have digital photos that just keep piling up or you just want a fabulous photo book of your blog pictures, then Amy is your girl and you need to stop by and check out all that is offered by 5 Memory Lane!

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Do any of you get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of pictures that inhabit your digital space? Do you just not have the time to start the process of having them printed? Is this a service that you would find beneficial? I would love to hear from you! I am so thrilled with this idea that I will certainly be ordering many photo books and other photo keepsakes through 5 Memory Lane.

Keeping it on the edge,

Shelbee

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I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

28 Responses

  1. This is such a great idea. I need to make some photo books for myself to keep. I love making them for others but I need to do it for myself.

    Della
    http://www.delladevoted.com

  2. What a great service! Putting together a photo book is so time consuming, but it’s a lovely gift! 🙂 It’s nice there is a service now that will do it all for you 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • For real, Mica! I never would have done it myself. I tried once or twice and got so frustrated that I just gave up! I am so glad there is someone who will do it for me! Thanks for stopping by.

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  3. Wow, what a great idea! And how near that it’s one of your friends who created it!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  4. So much fun! I have a few photo books from my wedding and love them!

  5. Amy Arnold

    I love photo books. Looks great!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. I looovveee these photo books! I’m like you, I have a gazillion photos, most of which never get printed, but I can’t delete them. I’ve considered photo books in the past, but I suppose that requires me to first organize/edit the photos…lol!
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

    • You can just send them to Amy and she will organize them for you, Debbie! Well, I guess you do need to organize them a little bit into categories of some sort! She does such an amazing job on these. I get so frustrated when I try to format them on the pages. But now I don;t have to! Thanks for stopping by!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  7. Well how cute are these photo books! They make total sense for big events like weddings, but I love the idea of making a blog book! How cool!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Isn’t the blog book so cute, Ashley?! It is one of my favorite things ever! Thanks for stopping by (and this comment came through straight to my new comments…not spam! Yay for progress!)

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  8. I love these kind of books I am for sure going to check them out. I have so may pictures that need to be put into books.

  9. Those photo books are a big hit. Such a great way to share memories.

  10. Ooooh, what a great service! I am definitely pinning and sharing her site and although I’m almost up-to-date with my own photo projects, will definitely use her if I’m ever in a jam!

  11. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  12. Thank you Shelbee!!!! It is crazy to see the books I have made now on the “big screen” :). Back in the 80’s and 90’s, I would have photos printed to make collages and scrapbooks of my own. I think the first digital photo book I ever made was of my dog in 2006 (before kids). Then I made my mom 5 surprise books of her travels to Europe (after watching her make computer folder after computer folder but no prints to show of it), and over the years it kept evolving into more surprise books or gifts for family and friends. I made 30 copies of a district champion season of my father’s photographs for his local community, and it hit me that I just love making these books and helping others finally catch up or capture memories. That is how 5 Memory Lane was created!!!!! And with two kids of my own I could see how easy it would be to get behind and feel overwhelmed. Thank you Shelbee for spreading the love!!!!

  13. That is so cool! I will definitely go check her out! I love photo albums, but it just doesn’t happen any more!
    Your books look perfect!
    Friday Frivolity

  14. Oh awesome! Love photobooks so much! #FridayFrivolity

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