I would have to say that one of the biggest challenges for this full-time photographer (holler if you’re with me!) is taking the time to A) edit personal photos and B) PRINT personal photos. You could probably compare them to actually doing laundry and actually folding laundry. All of the above are a rarity at this house ( Sorry Mom and Grandma!) Which is why I rejoiced the day I discovered the awesome app called chatbooks!
This is one app that is available for both iPhone and android users!
The app is SUPER easy to use. It loads all of your instagram photos into the app, you remove the photos you don’t want printed and decide if you want dates/captions/etc printed as well and then they send a sweet little book right to your doorstep! The best part? The books are only $6 a piece and they each hold SIXTY photos!
We’ve been using this app for more than a year now and I have to say I am a huge fan! It catalogs the books for you into volumes and even says what the dates included in that book are. So, one day when we’re looking for what we instagram-ed when Baby A was born we’ll be able to quickly find the issue with the date she was born and look back on all the memories!
You can choose to have the app print whatever caption you included with each photo, however I chose to only include the dates they were posted and then go back and hand write some things. I just wanted them to be a little more personalized that way! The below posts are from a point in time when we were steady praying for a baby and I felt like a whole lot of NOTHING was happening. I’ll always know what these pages are about and the big blessing that came from it.
I love that I have the ability to not only choose how things are printed but which photos are printed as well. If I instagram something that I later decide isn’t “book worthy” all I have to do is open the app, select the photos and exclude the photos I don’t want printed. Once a book fills up to 60 photos I get an email letting me know I need to either edit the photos included in the book or do nothing. If I do nothing, about a week later a sweet little book shows up in my mailbox and I have to say, I still get super excited every time one of these shows up!
They’re great conversation pieces when company comes over and we LOVE telling everyone who comes through about how much we love chatbooks!
Heres what is in it for you: Subscribe using the code EPTVZMG7 and get your first book FREE! Seriously, I can’t tell you enough how much we enjoy this service! And I’m sure it will relieve LOADS of Mom guilt over not having all Baby A’s photos printed when she gets here!
*No one paid us to write this post. We bought our chatbooks with our own hard earned money and posted about it simply because we loved the product so much!*