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Non-cheesy Valentines Photobook Ideas

When it comes to creating a Valentines photobook about your relationship, steer clear of being too corny with these tips.

A Valentines photobook for your partner is a great idea – until you get lost in a pile of hearts, flowers and super-cheesy love quotes. It’s a short jump from simple romance to a so-sweet-it-gives-you-toothache love avalanche. Don’t shy away from making a memorable book of your journey with your partner, just follow these tips to make sure it’s modern and on-trend. Hold the cheese.

Keep it Authentic

The first place to start, when you’re creating a photobook about your relationship, is to make sure you stay true to who you are. If you’re not overly affectionate, for example, don’t pretend to be in the book. If you spend time poking fun at each other, bring that humour into the book. This is your story; be authentic. There’s no right or wrong way to do this.

Splash out on a Photo-shoot

Who says you need to get engaged or married to have a professional photographer take photos of you? You can hire a photographer, find a unique, fun venue (think: a theme park, retro sports centre, or bowling alley) and snap some shots to use in your book.

Tell a Story

Will this book talk about how you met? The tale of your wedding journey? Or will it be a kind of fairy-tale, where you will imagine yourselves as characters? Turn your photobook into a story book. Write your love story first, and then find photos of you to match.

Add in Some Childhood Pics

Sure, you might not have met until you were adults, but some might say you were destined to be together from the start. Include photos of you and your partner as children. If you can, find images of you wearing the same kinds of clothes or playing with the same toys, to really show your connection.

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Use Words

Be sure to add in some text. Quotes about love, commitment and hope can work well – if they mean something to you. Otherwise, add in phrases that you use with each other, advice from family members, pet names, or quotes from friends about how they see your relationship.

Be funny

Not every photo you use needs to be beautiful or social-media worthy. Choose a few pics that aren’t necessarily flattering, but add a dash of humour to your book. Especially if it’s a special image that always makes the two of you laugh!

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Include letters

Scan in some of the love notes (or even take screenshots of text messages) you’ve sent each other, and upload them into the book too. These can also make great backgrounds on your pages.

Get the Kids Involved

If you have children together, let them take part. They can draw pictures of you both, or write a note to mommy and daddy, and you can scan them in to include in the book.


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