MILK Blog

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MILK Luxe Softcover Photo Books

Meet the newest addition to our photo book range: Luxe Softcover Photo Books. Discover why we think they'll be your new favorite.

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Kaleen Enke: Family Photography

Documentary family photographer Kaleen discusses the importance of capturing the small things.

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Create on mobile in 5 easy steps

Every MILK format is available to create and order on your mobile device. All it takes is 5 easy steps

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7 fun photo projects to try with kids

Looking for new ways to entertain your children? Here are 7 fun photo projects that you can work on together at home.

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16 inspiring photo book ideas

Get inspired with these 16 unique photo book ideas inspired by members of our MILK Community.

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Why we take photos

To recreate a feeling, to create memories, to share our lives with those we love. We explore why we take photos and why is preserving them so important.

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Connie Chang: Wedding At Glacier Point

Wed in the middle of a pandemic, Connie & Ryan share the story of their intimate ceremony in Yosemite National Park.

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Yi-Luen Tan: Mountain Wedding

Discover story behind Alice and Yi-Luen's breathtaking wedding portraits taken atop Roys Peak, Wanaka.

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Introducing MILK for Mobile

Discover the MILK Design Studio for Mobile. Creating the world’s finest photo books and albums on-the-go has never been easier.

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6 reasons to buy custom gifts

Custom gifts are perfect for thoughtful gift-giving. Discover the top 6 reasons why you should buy a tailored gift next time the occasion calls for it.

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8 photo book ideas for Christmas

Christmas is a time for celebrating family and friends and so we've picked our favorite customer books and albums to do just that.

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20 wedding planners share their best planning tips

To help with your wedding planning duties, we've asked twenty experts to share their best planning tips.

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The all new MILK Design Studio

Discover the new Design Studio you helped us design. With many new features and tools, preserving your memories has never been easier.

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Design Studio tip videos

The MILK Design Studio has hundreds of features designed to make creating books simple and quick. Watch our tutorial video series to learn more.

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Kate Cameron-Donald: A Family Journey

Kate tells the stories behind her favorite images from her family adventure through India.

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Vivian Le: Married in Kenya

Vivian gives insight into her intimate wedding day and offers advice on how to naturally capture and preserve your love story.

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Inside the MILK team's projects

Go behind our books and discover what moments we're preserving in MILK.

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Top 50 customer wedding photos

We've rounded up our favorite wedding photos from the members of the MILK community.

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The traditional techniques behind your cover image

Discover the process behind how we craft your cover images.

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Why we love our Premium Range

Our Premium Range is our most popular range of photo books and albums. Discover why we love it and why our customers do too.

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73 expert tips to finding your perfect wedding dress

Wedding dress designers & experts share their tips on finding the perfect dress for your special day.

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How to choose the right image templates

Our beautiful image templates are designed to make creating beautiful books simple. Discover our tips for choosing the right ones for your images.

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Rachel Lariviere-Singh: A Day in NY

Discover Rachel's stunning wedding album. Frozen moments in time, juxtaposed against the buzz of the city that never sleeps.

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An update on printing and shipping

Upholding the health and safety of our print facilities is of utmost importance to us.

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How to ensure a great print result

You’ve gathered your images and are ready to embark on the journey of turning your memories into a keepsake to treasure forever.

Newlyweds in the snow.
Wedding planning tips from wedding photographers around the world

We've rounded up the best wedding tips to help you plan your celebration of love to perfection.

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Antonio Camacho: A Trip to Kenya

"Everyone has a different truth of the world and for some humans its size only includes a couple of villages". Antonio reflects on his first solo journey.

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Graham Cook: New York Minute

Two decades of New York City street photography come together to form this truly impressive body of work.

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7 wedding blogs you simply have to read

We've rounded up the 7 best wedding blogs to help you plan your celebration of love to perfection.

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A must-have in every family collection

Discover the must-have books that will become the most treasured in your collection.

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5 ideas for a meaningful gift

This Christmas, create something that you know will be treasured forever. For a gift from the heart, design and print shared memories.

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Discover MILK Jackets

Our custom Jackets are available to add-on with our Premium Photo Book range. Discover how you can protect your precious memories in style.

Mountains among the clouds.
6 destinations to add to your bucket list

Make your next holiday one spent exploring nature in all it's glory. Add these beautiful parks from around the globe to your must-visit list.

Oil painting of two people in rowing boat.
Tips and tricks to photographing fall

Discover our guide to capturing fall, from the small moments spent snuggled by the fire to the amazing scenes out in nature.

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How to make space for moments of joy

Helpful tips for decluttering your living space and focusing on what's really important to you.

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New Designer Covers

New designer templates give you more options for your book cover. Start your story right.

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Changes to our books and albums

Discover the latest upgrades to our range of photo books and albums.

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Terry Divyak: Touring Africa

Inside a father-daughter safari around Tanzania. Terry and Amanda spent quality time touring Africa and taking great photos.

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Eilidh Neilson-Gibb: Always Us

The story of Eilidh and Ryan's beautiful snowy wedding in Scotland.

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Jamie Gray: Love and Laughter

"10 December, 2016 was the most incredible day and it was absolutely filled with laughter, people and love." Jamie tells the story of her beautiful day.

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Allen Fong: Seeing the World

Allen and his wife marked their wedding anniversary with a trip around the world.

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Jo Cox: A Wedding in Austin

Discover the story of Jo & Taner's special day. A Moleskine wedding book was the perfect choice for this cool couple.

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Olga Lopez: Feeding Your Spirit

"One feedback I always get is the surprise that a woman is traveling by herself." Olga reflects upon her travels across Oaxaca, Kathmandu and Habana.

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Jenny Cheng: Elegance & Fun

That's how Jenny describes her wedding day: "Sophisticated, elegant, and fun!" See how this combination produced an amazing day of love.

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Lara Caspari: Building a Collection

"I take photos to capture the moment, to freeze a little piece of it forever." Read more about why Lara started creating her now diverse collection.

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Tom Furley: Adventures in SE Asia

Tom and his wife took a month off work to immerse themselves in Southeast Asia.

Tower bridge. London, England
Jason Kirchgessner: Crossing the Atlantic

After traveling all over his American homeland, Jason chose England for his first trip abroad.

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Susanne Armberger: Napule 2018

Susanne returned to Naples where she once again fell in love with the cinematic city and its people.

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Hayley Marshall: At the Family Farm

The story of Hayley and Hayden's simple wedding day spent with close friends and family.

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Joshua Irving: Borrowing Moments

Real life, real moments, real people—these are the things that interest Joshua; these are the things he focuses on when he travels the globe.

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Emily Williams: The Next Adventure

One day, a million emotions. Emily tells the story of the laughter, tears, love and pure joy of her wedding day.

Newlyweds walking back down the aisle together in the rain
Tegan Cooper: A Wedding Weekend

Tegan and John didn't let a little rain ruin their wedding day. In fact, "it could not have been more perfect."

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John Rogers: Ellis Island

Between 1892 and 1954, 12M people immigrated to the US via Ellis Island. Discover the island's abandoned hospital where 1.2M were treated.

Iceland landscape.
Matt Hawthorne: Iceland

The fruits of hard work; this commercial photographer squeezed all he could out of his business trip to Iceland and this book proves it.

Newlywed couple on their wedding day.
Vanessa Naran: Two Ceremonies

An Indian ceremony and a civil ceremony, all in one day.

Newlywed couple on their wedding day.
Umberto Pastore: A Classic Wedding

An intimate ceremony in Italy highlighting love and family.

Polar bear in Churchill, Canada
Adam Deer: Off the Beaten Path

The Wild - Where your travels take you when you want something a little different to your "everyday".

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Tara Garofano: What We Discover

The Garofano family spent almost 2 years on the road; exploring, learning, growing, and discovering. Together.

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Alissa Kitchen: A Wedding in the Trees

Alissa and Karim were married among the beautiful redwoods in the Fall. Go inside their gorgeous wedding.

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Terri Wara: A Beach Wedding

A relaxed wedding featuring a barefoot bride and groom celebrating their love on a sandy shore.

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How to sort, organize & select your photos

Get ready to spring clean your digital photo library with these 5 tips.

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Why I'm taking a photo a day

Photographer Clair shares why she's taking a photo a day, what it's taught her and get her advice for starting a challenge of your own.

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The origins of MILK Books

Founder Geoff Blackwell wanted to give his dad a gift that captured how loved he was. Discover how this became the spark that started MILK Books.

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Caylee Grey: Why I Create

Caylee Grey of Get Messy Art shares her creative inspirations with us and tells us why she's made preserving memories a priority.

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6 photo tips every family should know

Photos are a snapshot of time. A memory frozen in place forever. Here are 6 photo ideas to help you freeze the right moments.

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Father's Day gift ideas

Buying for Dad can be tricky, let us help you make Father's Day truly special with these 6 great gift ideas.

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Spotlight on a photographer: Juliette Fradin

As a family photographer, Juliette believes in "telling honest stories to pass down to our kids".

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Wedding album design tips and tricks

For the DIY newlywed looking to create a great wedding album. Art director and recent groom Joseph Paul takes us through his simple process.

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Hannah Nunn: A Golden Anniversary

A week spent eating, playing, and celebrating family under the stars.

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Sandra von Riekhoff: Versailles 2017

A day exploring the Garden of Versailles. Ice cream, orange juice and sun make for great adventures and an unforgettable childhood memory.

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Loann Vo: A Wedding in Mexico

A destination wedding in San Miguel del Allende, Mexico. 4 days of celebrating family, friends, love and the happy couple.

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Shawn Moreton: Adventures

The best of both worlds; Moleskine and MILK, Canada and Portugal, family and adventure.

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5 unique book ideas from our community

We've all heard of the traditional photo albums that line ones shelves. Let us introduce you to the little known wonders that everyone should be creating.

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Tips and tricks to photographing spring

Spring is the perfect time to get outside with your camera. Here are our tips and tricks to capturing those great spring moments.

Mother and child playing at the beach.
Johnny Abegg: Returning to Tasmania

Johnny re-experiences the place he used to call home, this time as a father. Read why he decided to make this beautiful book.

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8 tips for taking great travel photos

Are you about to embark on an exciting trip? Read this guide to getting the best from your photos.

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Photography tips from our community

Tips from our community of photography lovers to help you get the most out of every moment.

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How to capture everyday life's beauty

Our guide to photographing the beautiful little details of your day-to-day.

Wally & Della Schaefer.
Wally & Della: An Epic Romance

A golden night of golden love: celebrating 50 years of Wally & Della Schaefer.

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Jamie Carpenter: A Kiwi Wedding

Jamie's wedding was natural, raw and relaxed. Discover the story behind her album and how this style translates through each stunning photo.

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Family photo tips

We’ve put together our photo taking tips for ensuring you capture the moments that make your family unique.

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A modern baby book

A modern baby book that captures more than milestones – How one photographer curated photos for her son’s first years.

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MILK Inspiration Series

The MILK Inspiration Series is here to inspire your next project.

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Ben Foster: Leaving Your Comfort Zone

The story of a life-changing trip to Thailand. One month, 14 friends, and endless photographic possibilities.

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Metal gallery frames

Our new metal gallery frames are delivered ready to hang. Beautify your home by bringing your cherished memories into your everyday spaces.

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Jon Jackson: Down the Coast

A solo road trip from Portland to Los Angeles with not much beyond a camera, a loose plan and the freedom to stop and explore the places between.

Clocktower in India.
Alan Shortall: Travels in India

Traveling to Kerala, India to document a pepper harvest - how about that for a unique work story?

Pulpit rock in Norway.
Jami Johnson: Meeting Halfway

Jami and her partner Sam made the most out of their long distance relationship by meeting halfway in exotic places. Read more about their travels.

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Quick tips from a travel blogger

World traveller Anne Stikvoort stopped by to give us her tips on making a great travel keepsake.

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Scarlet Paolicchi: Summer Travels

A classic road trip with the whole family (even the dog). Camping, hiking and all the fun that comes with an action-packed summer.

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Juan Carlos Paredes: A Dance in Monochrome

A stunning series in black and white, read more on this showcase of ballerinas as they pose outside of their natural environment.

Portrait of a newlywed couple.
Chanel Vann: A Destination Wedding

A beautiful couple, an intimate ceremony, and a breathtaking Italian venue; this wedding album is gorgeous. Read more about the story behind it.

Man and child in corner of boxing ring.
Sandra Davis: Boxers and Ballerinas

Two gruelling activities. Seemingly opposite and yet in many ways strikingly similar.

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Becarra Fletcher: Travels in Tanzania

"The most challenging six days I have had". Read about Becarra's hard-won experience in the ranges of Tanzania.

People riding camels through the desert.
Seattle Dredge: The Call of the Wild

Seattle and her camera have been a package deal since she was 11 years old. Read her story behind 13 years of travel photography.

Woman swimming underwater.
Kirralea Birch: The Midst

Being submerged, being under, being between; it's this state of 'not quite' that fascinates Kirralea and drives her photography.

Black and white portrait of a couple.
Yuting Liu: An Engagement Book

What started as a hike with friends became a day that will never be forgotten. A beautiful backdrop for a beautiful story.

Hilltop sea view.
Roniel Tessler: Exploring the Azores

Like all good stories, this one was inspired by wine (and a drive to explore somewhere new).

Man and woman at the beach.
Hollie Sherlock: A Gift for Dad

What do you get someone who has it all? The opportunity to reflect on the meaningful stuff; family, friends, and bad haircuts.

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Karen Ishiguro: A European Story

A couple's travels from Iceland to Spain to the Czech Republic. Both pro photographers, they capture beauty wherever they land.

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Margi Denton: A Creative Portfolio

Each piece inspired by a creative whim, by life and family, by what lay in the corner of the eye.

Kids playing football in street of Cuba.
Anette Urbina: A Trip to Cuba

To the places that steal your heart. Anette got local Pedro's story. We got hers.

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Hannah Kacary: On Route 66

One van, half a plan, and a whole lotta open road.

Portrait of multi generational family.
Tilly Koppes: Creating a Legacy

A love story spanning over half a century. An epic to be preserved and told for another half century, and another.

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Jean Perdue: A Life in Poems

Jean didn't start writing poetry until she was in her late seventies. Raw, real and refreshing, each poem is a piece of her.

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Lauren Miller: A Love Story

A beautiful couple, a magical day and a fresh take on "tying the knot". Read the story behind Lauren & Joshua's amazing wedding.

Black and white hilly landscape.
Kevin Kaminski: A Tale of Adventure

"Work hard, play hard"; the motto of a photographer trying to balance adventure and reality while in pursuit of the perfect shot.

Girl holding rock from the beach.
Minette Martin: A Family Yearbook

Family trips, school events, moving house, and everything else that fits into 12 months (and the pages of a photo book).

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Tips to perfectly shooting your next adventure

Life is full of adventures, both big and small. Here are 7 tips to ensuring you best capture your next adventure.

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Why you should try MILK

Whether you're an experienced book maker or a first time creator - here are some great reasons to try us.

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Book of the Month runners up

We couldn't let these customer projects go unseen, so we've decided to showcase our amazing runners up for Book of the Month.

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How to create a photo book or album fast

There’s just not enough time in the day. So I won’t waste a precious second more - here’s 5 tips to creating your photo book or album fast.

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The MILK Scholarship Winner 2018

We asked university students "What does creativity mean to you?" as part of our scholarship initiative. The answers were astonishing.

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How to make a creative photo book

The first rule of creative expression is there are no rules. But a few helpful tips wouldn’t go amiss. Here are some tips to making a creative photo book.

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Creative books by you

Everyone has the ability to make art. All you need is a blank canvas and a drive to create. Let these customer works inspire your next work of art.

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Introducing the medium photo album

Announcing the arrival of medium albums—the newest addition to our Premium range.

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The difference between photo books and photo albums

About to start creating? Make sure you've got the right format for you.

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Our binding process

Discover more about the binding processes we use to create our photo books and albums.

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Milestone albums by you

At MILK, we believe in celebrating those big moments, those milestone events. Let these customer-made milestone albums inspire your own.

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Our most popular photo book

The MILK Premium Landscape Photo Book is our customers most loved format. Read on to find out why.

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How to make the perfect pet album

At first look, you knew your beloved pet was the one. Here are 5 tips to celebrating your furry friends with a pet book or album.

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Wedding albums by you

We feel honored when our customers entrust us to make their wedding albums. Here are six wedding albums that inspired us, now let them inspire you.

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Ideas for your next family photo book

Families come in many shapes and sizes. Whether you were brought together by nature or design, one thing all families have in common is love.

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6 ways to build the perfect wedding collection

Learn 6 ways to commemorate your special day beyond the traditional wedding album. Create your collection.

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How to take great photos on your phone

We've put together our top tips for capturing your best travel moments on your phone. A must-read for every traveller and every smartphone user.

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How to create the perfect wedding album

Your wedding album is something you will cherish forever. It’s a keepsake to turn to to relive some of the happiest moments of your life.

Classic photo book with child on the cover.
Love stories by you

Few things bring us more joy than seeing the beautiful moments of love our customers preserve. Here are some love of their stories.

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The importance of travel books

British freelance Photographer and designer Lucy-Jane shares why she believes creating travel photo books is so important and why chooses MILK.

Arisaema angustatum from Bloom, 2006.
Ron Van Dongen

Growing plants and flowers has always been part of my life, as long as I can remember. I must have been five or six, sowing my first batch of some simple annual; I remember looking each day at the lit…

Shellfish Walls, Chausey Islands, France, 2007.
Michael Kenna

I was the youngest of six children in a working-class Catholic family. There was no tradition of art among my family. I think I took pictures in my mind from when I was a child, but my first serious e…

Children Playing Baseball on the Street, Camagüey, Cuba.
Ernesto Bazan

I went to Cuba in 1992 and it was love at first sight, for the island and the people. I realized after a few trips that Cuba reminded me so much of my wonderful childhood in Sicily. Time had stopped i…

Roses I., 2009.
Guido Mocafico

It is the sum of little influences in my life that made me turn into a photographer. When I was about fifteen or sixteen I was influenced by seeing the movie Blow-Up by...

The Drummer, 2004.
Loretta Lux

I trained as a painter and love paintings, but I found that the physical aspect of the medium did not suit me. I did not like the messiness of handling pigments, oil and turpentine. I still think like…

Federico Fellini on the Set of Satyricon, Rome, Italy, 1969.
Mary Ellen Mark

I’ve done photography my whole working life. It is what I do. I used to like it a lot but it has changed a lot. I like the idea of being able to capture a moment in time, but all that has changed now…

Indian Elephant Swimming Underwater, Seen from Below, India.
Steven Bloom

I’ve been passionate about photography for most of my life, although I originally trained as a printer. I responded to and thought about photography from the age of eight, when I first picked up a Box…

Untitled #49 from Composition as Explanation, 2004.
Victor Schrager

I have been seduced by photography since I made my first prints in sixth grade. I printed negatives my father sent me from his travels around the world—the South American jungle, the Kremlin, Africa.…

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How to make great photo books

We spoke to blogger Anna Konevskaya and got her tips and tricks to turning your extensive photo collection into a really great photo book.

Adam Fuss photography.
Adam Fuss

When I was young I think I looked at science to explain the world around me, and at some point in my early teenage years it failed to do that for me; and then the arts became a medium...

Art Wolfe Photography of desert landscape.
Art Wolfe

I started painting as a young man and graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in painting with a watercolor emphasis. I know this background affected the way I approach...

David Doubilet photography.
David Doubilet

It seems like I have spent my entire life beneath the surface. I first looked underwater when I was eight years old. I took my first successful picture when I was twelve. From my earliest memory there…

David Goldblatt photography.
David Goldblatt

I had wanted to become a magazine photographer when I matriculated in 1948. However, at that time there was virtually no magazine photography in South Africa. For a short while I apprenticed...

Suddenly a Summer Shower, I am Watered like a Flower, 22 August 2008
Duane Michals

I didn’t go to photography school. I never wanted to be a reportage photographer or anything like that, and I became a photographer by accident. I borrowed a camera on a trip to Russia...

Group of children - Italy, Venice, 1949
Elliot Erwitt

I started out just taking pictures. I was fifteen and a half. They were pictures of the neighbors, friends, and so forth. Eventually I got into it more. It became a career and I’ve been doing it ever…

Lacroix. For New York Times "Couture," 2006
Erwin Olaf

I started out as a photojournalist when there was a lot of unemployment. To get work I volunteered to shoot for various groups. I also assisted a photographer. I learned how to print a kilo...

Pramila Satar, "Lover," Vrindavan, India, 2006
Fazal Sheikh

It is one thing to photograph a group of people, it is another to try to understand them. For that you need time, and patience, and an innate respect for difference – the gulf between your own religio…

Raspberry purse - From A Matter of Taste, 2008.
Fulvio Bonavia

I started my career as a hyper-realistic illustrator, working by hand on advertising and film posters. When the computers became faster and more popular, I moved my skills...

Girl with an Uzi taken at the hamburger stand opposite the Alley rehearsal studios in North Hollywood, 1998.
Graham Nash

I have been making images longer than I’ve been making music. I was ten years old when my father showed me the magic that photography represents. I have never, ever forgotten that feeling:...

James and Other Apes, 2004.
James Mollison

I developed intuitively. Through accidents, luck, and love of photography I’ve come to this point. I have always been more interested by how the world works than by fiction or the supernatural. My wor…

Monkey - Petulant from Monkey Portraits.
Jill Greenberg

What’s driving me in how my images look? It reflects what I am feeling at a particular time, and the reality of the world I live in, even the day-to-day light. When I moved to California...

Two women on pier - Florida, 1967.
Joel Meyerowitz

I connect to things in a visceral way. There are things that surprisingly move me and often I am shocked at the unpredictable character of these things. The camera is a reflex for me, it rises...

Larissa D, Slovenia, from Light Warriors
Joyce Tenneson

I started with an interest in all the arts—literature, painting, sculpture, design—but photography was the one that allowed me to use my creativity in the best way. I love people and I love being able…

Woman in field - Shelley, near her home in Salt Lake City, Utah. From Thin.
Lauren Greenfield

I did not start with just photography and I am not ending up with it, as I make films as well, but it has been the dominant expression for me. I went to Harvard, not art school, and studied social stu…

Greek Holocaust Survivors' Arms, Queens, New York, 2005.
Mark Seliger

I always start from the place of an idea. I don’t walk into a photoshoot without an idea at hand, a possibility of where I want to go – perhaps just the format and the energy, or perhaps something rea…

Mondello Beach, August, 2007.
Massimo Vitali

I had two 4x5 cameras that I used for jobs and they were stolen from a car in Milan when I went for lunch. All they left was the big bag with the 8x10. I hadn’t used it then, but it was like a sign of…

Burned Jeffrey Pine Forest and Tephra Flow Looking Southeast, Highway 120 at Right, Mono Basin, California.
Michael Light

I am a photographer because I’ve been one for so long now that it’s all I know. It’s thus by default what I’m best at. The more time passes the greater my admiration for other professions, more concre…

Iowa 80 Truckstop, Walcott, Iowa, 2008.
Mitch Epstein

I made my first pictures as a seventeen-year-old student at a traditional New England boarding school. I volunteered to edit the yearbook, and the job led me to my medium by...

Man and woman kissing - For Benetton campaign, 1991.
Oliviero Toscani

I am more of an “imaginator” than an old-school photographer. To be a photographer today you must think of your image and then produce it. I am not a reporter. I imagine the image that...

Mos Def, Culver City, California, 8 March 2004.
Peggy Sirota

I was working at a clothing store, living in Los Angeles – no training or involvement with photography at the time. I was complaining about the money I was making to a friend of mine...

Masked man holding small axe in street - Escort Kama, Enugu, Nigeria, 2008.
Pieter Hugo

Sometimes I look at my work and how people read it, and it has no relationship to what I might have experienced in taking the picture or what I might get from it. There’s no absolute truth in what a p…

Ozzy Osbourne
Platon

Coming from a graphics background was the best thing for my photography: it taught me to appreciate design and to understand where art directors are coming from. In many ways, I....

Woman lying by lamp - Untitled, 2007.
Ralph Gibson

I had a vocation. I knew my destiny by the time I was eighteen. I was in the navy, standing on a ship crossing the Atlantic, standing guard at three in the morning in a storm, and I was miserable and…

Left top, Jack in 1989. Left bottom, Jack in 2005. Right top, Duncan in 1998. Right bottom, Duncan in 2003.
Steve Pyke

I have always been uncomfortable with the phrase “taking pictures.” I think it’s all wrong. Mostly I think there is an understanding that takes place during a portrait session between the photographer…

Monkey Bat (Egyptian Fruit Bat).
Tim Flach

Taking a picture was initially an almost voyeuristic thing. At the beginning I was not given the opportunity to do big projects, but I would be commissioned to go and photograph somebody...

Lily and Spiral Staircase, Whadwhan, Gujarat, India, 2005.
Tim Walker

As a child I loved picture books and at school I looked at fashion magazines a lot – they were comics of photography for me. Fashion photography seemed the only photography...

Ficus religiosa, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Adam Broomberg Oliver Chanarin

We are photographers with doubts. When we first started, we were working in a more traditional mode – we thought of ourselves as documentarians, producing socially concerned...

Couple in forest on their wedding day.
How to select your wedding photos

The goal of any wedding book is to spark delight. Read our insider tips on how to select wedding photos that make your book shine.

Mountains and lake
Landscape photo tricks to shoot like a pro

Have you ever attempted to capture a beautiful vista, only to have the photo fall woefully short? If so, we can help with the following camera tips.

Family holding hands at the beach
The importance of family photo books

Family photos are some of life’s most cherished possessions. Here are just a few reasons why creating a family album is worthwhile.

Hands holding traditional scrapbook filled with vintage photographs.
How to scan your old photographs

Old photographs are an incredibly meaningful part of each family’s unique journey. Read how you can scan them to turn them into a beautiful keepsake.

Photo book with UV cover text 'the amazing surprising and completely awesome year that was'.
Introducing your book

A book’s title will introduce the story and set the tone for the experience. Make sure you pick a good one. For some title inspiration, look no further.

MILK Design Studio on a Mac laptop.
6 steps to designing your photo book

The MILK Design Studio has hundreds of features designed to make creating books simple and quick. To learn more, watch our tutorial video series.

Person on beanbag looking at a portrait photo book with images of their child.
Photo books and albums made by you

Every day, hundreds of precious memories are preserved in beautiful MILK Photo Books. Here are some of our favorites to inspire your next project.

Couple standing in water on their wedding day.
Flawless wedding photos in 7 steps

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. Here are 7 steps to capturing it perfectly and achieving flawless wedding photos.

Person looking at a baby book.
How to make the perfect baby book

The early years are somehow both exhaustively long, and over in a flash. Make sure you preserve each precious moment with the perfect baby book.

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