Book of the Month runners up

Our Runners Up Showcase

Typically, we share only the winning Book of the Month entry but the quality of customer books we see seem to be reaching greater heights with each passing month. So, rather than let those amazing finalists and their projects go by unseen, we've decided to showcase them here.

Because at MILK, we don't believe in keeping beauty to ourselves.



December Runner Up: Portraits 2022

Chloe Nario, USA

This beautiful golden-hour family photoshoot takes place in Laguna Beach. These intimate moments captured between the Nario and Romero Family create a sentimental snapshot in time, to be preserved for generations to come.

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December Runner Up: Alva Clarke Poynter

Kelly Poynter, Australia

These touching photographs capture some pure magic between baby Alva and their family. Moments spent at home, playing music, with a cup of coffee in hand, show that it's all about capturing life's simple pleasures. 

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Runners up for November 2022

Mr & Mrs

Kaylie Smith, Australia

Wedding magazine

We can’t believe this stunning couple got married in Australia. The beautiful desert venue with its fields of cactuses is reminiscent of a beautiful Mexican landscape. It makes the most striking backdrop for their wedding portraits.

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Japan Photo 100

Benjamin Riki Fletcher, Australia

Red premium photo books

This portfolio is simple yet moving. 100 black and white photos taken across Japan. We love it.

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Runners up for October 2022


Jahnavi Lakkireddy, USA

Photo spread showing family pictures

This photo album provides a display-worthy home for this family’s beautiful portraits. Featuring backdrops of lavender fields and snow-covered terrain, the incredible photography takes center stage in our timeless lay-flat format.

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Jillian & Patrick

Jillian Baco, USA

Photo spread showing wedding portraits

Iceland’s dramatic terrain serves as the backdrop for Jillian and Patrick’s striking wedding portraits. From the country’s quintessential turf houses to dazzling waterfalls, each page of this special memento had us truly captivated.

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Runners up for September 2022

Jenna & Ismael

Nadège Richards, USA

Premium Photo Album showing spread of wedding images

This photo album is 40 pages of perfection. A stunning day, now immortalized in print.

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A Night Excursion in Taipei

Angela Lam, Hong Kong

Moleskine Landscape Monograph book showing black and white image spread

Meet street vendors, locals, and workers during an evening in Taipei.

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Runners up for August 2022

backyard adventure

Alison Swan, USA

Premium family photo book

This beautiful photo book captures a crisp morning in September spent together in the backyard. Sometimes it’s the little adventures that make the most beautiful mementos.

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Jennifer & Johnathan

Jen Wong, Australia

Premium classic wedding album

With over 250 photos, we’re invited to see Jennifer and Johnathan’s beautiful commitment to each other, from the tea ceremony to their wedding day.

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Runners up for July 2022

Book Fleurs

Anne-Sophie Mathis, France

Moleskine Photo Book with images of flowers on spread

A format fit for a masterpiece, this beautiful Moleskine Photo Book is full of photography that beautifully captures the artistic and delicate nature of flora and fauna.

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me and my dog Bruno (mostly)

Evy Anwar, Australia

Softcover Photo Book closed

This sentimental Softcover Photo Book documents the story between Bruno and his owner, from his earliest days as a puppy to summer holidays at the beach.

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Runners up for June 2022

Welcome Baby Yona

Erik deWeaver, USA

Double page book spread showing family pictures

Erik’s book is a touching piece which shows us the true joy baby Yona’s birth has been for the family. Delicate moments of love are shared between the family, as they come together for this shoot.

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Europe 2019

Kaylee Ogan, USA

Double page book spread showing travel pictures

Kaylee’s adventures leave us hungry for travel as she documents her way around Europe. Surrounded by venerable buildings, ceilings with character, and some delicious looking food, we know Kaylee’s trip was a great one.

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Runners up for April 2022

Mr & Mrs Martinez Mas

Cristina Guevara, Mexico

Double page spread of wedding amongst flowers

We love how Cristina has arranged these moments from her special wedding day into a memoir glowing with warmth. Surrounded by exquisite flowers, we can easily see the heartfelt happiness shared between these newlyweds. Congratulations Cristina and Martinez on your marriage! 

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Revisiter l'abandonné

Mélodie Béland, Canada

Open spread of building amongst snow

There is a certain charm to be found in the forgotten world Mélodie captures; abandoned sheds, decaying furniture, and uninhabited spaces lay long untouched under a layer of pristine winter snow. We are intrigued by the fragments of rustic wonderland she has portrayed through her book.

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Runners up for March 2022

The Rosendales

Danielle Bartlett, Australia

The Rosendales

We are delighted to witness the Rosendales’ special day through their wedding magazine. The newlyweds lead us through a dreamlike meadow, with an ‘I do’ waiting at the end. Congratulations, on your special day.

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Aotearoa on Film

Gemma Hinckesman, New Zealand

Aotearoa on Film

To capture the essence of a New Zealand summer is a challenge to some photographers – even more so when film gives you only one shot. Gemma has done exactly this, and beautifully, creating a glowing portrait of the country.

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Runners up for February 2022


Alexandra Minnis, USA

Classic Photo Book showing family laughing, holding newborn

A beautiful family photo book which highlights the delights of adding your little one to your tribe. Alexandra gives this beautiful memory as a gift to her son Conrad, who will be able to revisit this for years to come. 

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The Day the Sky Went Black

Tony Kenny, Australia

Black & white Moleskine book on coffee table

We love this Moleskine Photo Book which powerfully documents the Australian bush fires of 2019-20. Tony chillingly captures this natural disaster in grayscale, preserving the moment for lifetimes as to be never forgotten.

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Runners up for January 2022

Mr & Mrs Covill

Alyssa Covill, Canada

Wedding magazine displaying newlyweds posing for portrait.

A magazine which faithfully attests to this particular day being a perfect one for the newlywed Mr and Mrs Covill. We receive the privilege of witnessing their beautiful ceremony, which is accented with flowers and bathed in sunlight.

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Regina Melo, USA

Open book depicting grayscale portrait of old woman.

Regina provides an immersive introspection into the world of her mother. We are given fragments, and whispers, of her that paint a charming portrait. A beautiful memory which this book will forever preserve.

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Runners up for December 2021

Jason & Sundae

Sundae Ngo, New Zealand

Book of wedding couple at beach

A stunning portrait of the newlyweds tying the knot on the shores of a beautiful New Zealand beach.

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Stephanie Klinke, Germany

Book on table of blue door and trees in Provence, France

Did someone say bon voyage? Stephanie provides us with charming insight into the delights to be found in southern France.

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Runners up for November 2021


Natalia De Faveri, Australia

Open photo book showing images of newborn child

This baby book celebrates the arrival of little Tommy. It's a simple collection of newborn photos that is sure to be treasured.

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Mr & Mrs Allen on Film

Hollie Molloy, UK

Open photo book showing images of wedding day

Each photo is captured on a film camera, giving the images a beautiful warm quality and making this wedding photo book a wonder to behold.

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Runners up for October 2021


Alexis Winter, Australia

Open Moleskine portfolio showing art pieces

Alexis has filled this book with a beautiful selection of drawings, printed and bound in Moleskine. Each page showcases an illustration created during 2020.

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Tyler Bottles, USA

Open photo book showing spread of car image

22 photos across America. A striking collection that's simple yet impactful. Each image captures a moment, person and place.

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Runners up for September 2021

Forte Family Recipe Collection

Sarah Yeoman, USA

Open photo book showing spread of family recipe

The Forte family cookbook is sure to become a family heirloom. The pages filled with family recipes and accompanied with photographs of generations cooking the meals together heightens the sentimental value.

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Sivan Wexler, Australia

Open photo book showing spread of family photos at farm

This photo book tells the story of family vacation to Queenstown, New Zealand. It's a beautiful memento filled with photos of their fun family adventures in nature like going to the snow and visiting farm animals.

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Runners up for August 2021

The Prasads

Simrit Prasad, USA

Open Photo Book showing photos of newlyweds posing with pet dog

The Prasads celebrated their union at the waterfront on a sunny summer’s day in 2020. Their photo album is a stunning celebration of their intimate ceremony and their beautiful steel blue fabric choice perfectly matches the groom’s suit.

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A Leap of Faith

Robin Greenwell, UK

Open photo book showing spread of photos of new home

This photo book tells the story of what happens when you take a leap of faith on a derelict barn in the rolling hills of England. With progress pics and diary updates on each page, we see the old barn transform into a beautiful dream home before our eyes.

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Runners up for July 2021

A Creative Portfolio

Jonde Northcutt, USA

Moleskine Photo Book open to display photo spread

Californian artist Jonde Northcutt gives her painting and printmaking a permanent home in this Classic Portrait Moleskine Photo Book – the perfect format for a creative portfolio.

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Kelly & Sara

Sara Lukmanji, Canada

Classic Photo Album showing spread of wedding portraits

The snow-capped surrounds of resort town Banff serves as a striking backdrop for the intimate elopement of Kelly & Sara, beautifully captured by photographers Willow and Wolf.

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Runners up for June 2021


Ben Fogg, UK

Photo book spread showing travel photos in Kyoto

We loved flipping through the pages of Ben’s travels through Japan. With no more than three photos to each spread, there is clear intent and simplicity behind each image showcased.

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Langston James

Katherine DeGroot, USA

Photo book spread showing baby photos

This book preserves the first 12 months of Langston’s life. Precious times have been captured throughout each page from candid shots to milestone moments with family.

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Runners up for May 2021

Gerard & Randy

Randy Jayakody, Australia

Photo book with cover image of wedding photo

Gerard and Randy share a special memento created for loved ones that couldn’t attend their wedding. Each page of vibrant color brings the day back to life.

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Life in a Motorhome

Teresita Perez, USA

Photo book spread showing travel image with motorhomes

Aptly named La Vida En Una Casa Rodante (Life in a Motorhome), this project beautifully records the intrepid travels of Teresita.

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Runners up for April 2021

Mr & Mrs

Nicole Eichstaedt, New Zealand

Photo album with newlyweds on the cover

Introducing Mr and Mrs Eichstaedt McComb. Wed against an urban backdrop, this contemporary Wedding photo album is a beautiful celebration of the pair’s stylish and intimate nuptials.

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Andrew Paul

Emily Bentley, Canada

Open photo book with photos of mum and her newborn son

Few things bring a smile to our faces quite like the beautiful baby photo albums created by our community. This keepsake proves it’s never too late to bring your child’s first precious moments back to life with this collection of portraits from 2018.

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Runners up for March 2021.

Day in the Life

Christophe De Mulder, Belgium


The mundane and the beautiful. Whether it's brushing your teeth, wandering through the woods or settling down for dinner, Christophe's 'Day in the Life' celebrates the everyday moments with his family.

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Sukhpreet & Lovleen

Lovleen Dhaliwal, USA


These striking portraits of Sukhpreet and Lovleen, taken at sunset against the stillness of a rural backdrop, celebrate the pair’s unwavering love and commitment to one another. With each page as beautiful as the last, we couldn’t not recognize this Premium Landscape Photo Book as one of our monthly favorites.

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Runners up for February 2021.

Vishwa & Shalini

Shalini Rajakaruna, Australia

Open photo book

Vishwa and Shalini share their opulent wedding day in a stunning MILK Premium Photo Album. Their photos are simply stunning.

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Banff to Jasper

Vanessa Rienau, Canada

Photo Book with travel cover image

Vanessa captures the beauty of nature as she travels from Banff to Jasper. Now it's beautifully preserved in MILK.

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Runners up for January 2021.

Richard & Catherine

Catherine Jow, USA

Classic Landscape wedding album closed

Catherine and Richard's perfect day has been preserved in a timeless classic format.

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Summer at the Beach

Stephanie Peterson, Australia

Open Premium Photo Book

10 years of summer holidays at the beach have been captured in each page of this book - as if it's a time capsule.

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Runners up for December 2020

Nicole & Tulu

Andrea Jones, USA

Wedding album

From this day forward... Nicole and Tulu's intimate day is beautifully preserved in a Large Square Photo Album and Presentation Box.

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The Poons

Jade Poon, Hong Kong

Family photo book

A moment in time frozen for this beautiful family to cherish forever. The Poon's celebrate a new arrival with a striking autumnal family photoshoot.

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Runners up for November 2020

Oak Tree House

Gemma Knowles, United Kingdom

Premium Photo Book with black and white cover photo

Marvel in the story of this incredible family home. From the foundations through to completion, Gemma and her young family have captured all the milestone moments that happened along the way in the creation of their forever home.

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Maternity Shoot

Beth Buchanan, Australia

Open photo book displaying photos from a maternity shoot

Turn through the pages of these magical moments captured between mother and daughter before the newest addition to the family arrives.

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Runners up for October 2020

Our First Family Album

Libby Defranciscis, Australia

Open photo book showing family photo

Kelvin, Libby and their beautiful daughter Nina Rose have filled their timeless photo book with beaming smiles and precious firsts.

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D.C. Under Lockdown

John Buckley, USA

Open photo book showing photos of D.C.

John captures the quiet cityscape of the once bustling United States capital during an unprecedented time in history.

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Runners up for September 2020


Nicole Bloch, USA

Open photo book showing pictures of dog

A precious keepsake celebrating Dug’s first adventure-packed year.

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Mai & Thomas

Mai Murphy, Australia

Wedding photo book showing photo of newlyweds

This beautiful album showcases Thomas and Mai’s special day.

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Runners up for August 2020

Bryan & Laura

Laura Robert, Canada

Open photo book portraits of a newlywed couple on a mountaintop.

Laura and Bryan scaled Little Lougheed for their intimate elopement.

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Glacier National Park

David Thomas, USA

Moleskine photo book with nature photography.

David captures the serenity of nature in this book documenting his solo journey through Glacier National Park.

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Runners up for July 2020

Spring Break 2017

Liz Tamanaha, USA

Open Moleskine photo book with travel photos.

This travel book is a photo-diary of the Tamanaha’s United States West Coast Road Trip. Flip through the pages and experience alongside them the beauty of their backyard.

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Sarah & Taylor

Taylor Patronete, USA

Open photo book with images of newlyweds.

Sarah and Taylor’s special day is beautifully celebrated in this wedding album. Set against a serene New Zealand backdrop, joy overflows the pages of this precious memento.

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Runners up for June 2020

Vic & Elaine

Elaine Elemani, NZ

Open photo book with images of a newlywed couple in a classic car on their wedding day.

Vic & Elaine's beautiful photo book is both a celebration of their love and the character of their local neighborhood.

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Our First Garden

Gabriela Ojeda, USA

Open Moleskine photo book with text on one page and a closeup of a boy's face on the other.

This book is a tale of discovery, nurture and harvest. A simple story that captivates in our classic Moleskine format.

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Runners up for May 2020

Wishes & Wisdom

Laura Fraser, Canada

Open photo book with image of a traditional tea ceremony.

Inside this book lay precious notes from loved ones – wishes and wisdom from Laura and Michael’s traditional tea ceremony.

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Sarah & Esgardo

Sarah Linzon, USA

Open photo book with images of newlywed couple's portraits in the snow.

Flip through the pages of this unique wedding album and discover breathtaking photos from Sarah and Esgardo's Rocky Mountain elopement.

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Runners up for April 2020


Adam Deer, USA

Open photo book with travel photography.

Flick through the pages of this travel book and discover Adam’s epic journey through India, reaching elevations over 11,000ft.

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Christian & Lissette

Lissette Carabello, USA

Open wedding album with images of a newlywed couple.

This wedding album showcases Christian and Lisette’s intimate elopement against the backdrop of the picturesque Santorini coast.

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Runners up for March 2020

Erik Jon Larson

Amy Gattie, USA

Open Moleskine Photo Book with images of teenage boy playing baseball.

This photo book is a breath of new life into old photographs. Memories held dear, frozen in time and preserved in MILK.

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Mr & Mrs Fenton

Heather Fenton, Australia

Photo book with an image of a newlywed couple on the cover.

This book is a beautiful showcase of Daniel and Heather's special day, married among loved ones in stunning South Africa.

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Runners up for February 2020

Married in Kenya

Vivian Le, USA

Open photo book with images of couple in Kenya.

This book beautifully captures a couples intimate elopement against the stunning backdrop of Kenya.

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Best Loved

Donna Hopkins, USA

Open photo book with image of flowers.

In this book, Donna shares a collection of stills. Each page, telling a different story, comes together beautifully.

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Runners up for January 2020

Andr​é & Kathrine

Pamela Soeharno, South Africa

Open photo book with portraits of newlywed couple.

This book captures the beautiful wedding of Kathrine and Andr​é. Their special day, complete with family and loved ones, is elegantly preserved in this precious memento.

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Our Family

Alyson Aga, USA

Photo book with large family portrait on the cover.

Three generations of the Aga family come together in this beautiful photo book. We believe these moments together ought to be cherished.

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Runners up for December 2019

Urich & Ying Loo

Ying Loo Ding, Australia

Open photo book with couple at their wedding reception.

This book boasts a stunning showcase of Urich and Ying Loo's wedding reception. A vibrant coming together of two people, this book is a precious memento to be held dear for time to come.

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Super Cub Adventures

Lucy Flight, USA

Open photo book with landscape photography.

Lucy and Bob take to the skies to deliver breathtaking scenery in this epic travel book. Flick through the pages and witness their spectacular journey not to be forgotten.

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Runners up for November 2019

A & M

Antonia Short, New Zealand

Open photo book with images of newlywed couple.

This book showcases Antonia and Matthew’s exquisite wedding. The love and joy shared on their special day is captured and beautifully composed in this timeless memento.

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Family Photography

Kaleen Enke, USA

Open photo book with portraits of children.

Dedicated to the small things, a flick through this book reminds us that there is extraordinary in the ordinary, and that these moments too are worth celebrating.

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Runners up for October 2019


Jason Kirchgessner, USA

Open photo book with outdoor images.

This book captures the 4,800-mile journey of a man and his best friend – Jason and Ellie’s two-week adventure into the Canadian Rockies.

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A Day in New York

Rachel Lariviere-Singh, USA

Open photo book with portraits of newlywed couple.

A showcase of a stunning collection of New York City wedding portraits by Brent Calis Photography. Frozen moments in time, juxtaposed against the buzz of the city that never sleeps.

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Runners up for September 2019

The Adventures of Big Red

Emma Orchard, New Zealand

Open photo book with image of the sea and beach.

This book is a beautiful birthday gift that tells the story of Big Red, a bright red 80's Toyota and its trusty travel companions. A simple story that preserves the breathtaking scenery and winding roads that were traveled.

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San Francisco Elopement

April Hudson, USA

Open photo book with images of a newlywed couple.

This photo book showcases an intimate San Francisco wedding shared between the ones that matter most. Flip through the pages of moments shared as a family; a day that will be treasured for years to come.

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Runners up for August 2019

We Sayers Yes

Julia Sayers, Australia

Open photo book with images of couple on their wedding day.

This photo book showcases the beautiful wedding of Julia and Ben. Feel the love as you flip through the pages.

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Our Little Family

Kiri Armstrong, Australia

Open photo book with images of a family.

This book showcases moments shared between Kiri and her family. Life moves by so quickly it's important to capture these times.

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Runners up for July 2019

A Day at Bondi Beach

Jill Woolf, Australia

Open photo book with images of family at the beach.

Often it’s the simple things that make the best photo books – like a day at the beach. Jill and her family spent quality time together at Bondi and now they have a great memento of that happy day.

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Jon Jackson, USA

Open photo book with travel images from Mexico.

This book showcases Jon's travels around Guanajuato, Mexico. Jon captures the little details of the city from every angle, photographing what most would simply walk past.

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Runners up for June 2019

Alice & Shannan

Alice Turnbull, Australia

Open photo book displaying photos of newlywed couple

This photo book captures the beautiful wedding of Alice and Shannan. The love shared between friends and family are portrayed throughout every page.

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Helen Cantrell Paintings & Prints

John Heckman, USA

Photo book with a painting on the cover.

This book showcases the artworks of Helen Cantrell. Each page tells a colorful story, every painting abstract yet carefully thought out.

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Runners up for May 2019

A Year of Conversations

Constance Brinkley, USA

Open photo book with street photography.

This photo book is a visual conversation. Constance and her lifelong friend Doug spent a year communicating through photographs, inviting each other to see from the other's perspective.

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Snow Canyon State Park

Shillika Chandrasekhar, USA

Family photo book with double page spread at the Snow Canyon.

This young family captured their day-trip to the beautiful Snow Canyon State Park in Utah. Their hike through breathtaking trails and dunes produced some stunning family photos.

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Runners up for April 2019

A Day in the Life of Thomas

Christophe de Mulder, Belgium

Open photo book with child and parent playing.

This photo book takes us through all the highs and lows of little Thomas's day-to-day. It's authentic, candid and beautifully shot.

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A Wedding in Wanaka

Sarah Townsend, NZ

Open photo book with wedding portrait of the bridal party.

Josh & Sarah's wedding looked gorgeous. Rustic and breathtaking, rural Wanaka proved a stunning backdrop for their special day.

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