Blurb Book Memories

One of my favorite parts of a trip is coming home and reliving the adventure through photos.

Photography is both my full time job and my passion, and I find the most inspiration for my photos while traveling. One of my favorite trips this year was a trip that Zack and I took to Mexico City with a few friends [read more about that here]. This trip ended up being so special and memorable that I really wanted to find a way to bring the photos that I took there to life.

Quite serendipitously I recently partnered with Blurb Books and had the opportunity to explore their book creating options. Blurb is a self-publishing platform where you can create books or magazines, and even sell them if you want through options like the Blurb Bookstore or Amazon.

I'm all about efficiency, and they have different tools that you can choose from to create your book, including plug-in’s for Lightroom and InDesign. I ended up using their mobile app to build my book and it was an absolute breeze. It can take images from your camera roll or even connect to Dropbox to grab your higher-res photos. It has a really beautiful preview mode where you can see exactly what your book will look like and the layout can easily be rearranged. They even offer swatch kits where you can preview what your paper will look and feel like. 

From there I gathered my favorite images, checked the preview, hit confirm....

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...and Voila! Swiftly through the mail came my beautiful book! I'm very particular about paper and printing and was pleasantly surprised by how lovely the quality of the books are in person. 

With this book now atop my coffee table we get to share stories with friends and relive a little of the trip every day :) 

How have you recently showcased your work or photographs?

This post was sponsored by Blurb, but all opinions are my own. I choose only to partner with brands whose products I would buy on my own. 
Images copyright © Jen Kay Photo and may not be copied, printed, reproduced, or used in any form without permission.

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