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.

 


 

May Runner Up: Gerard & Randy


Randy Jayakody, Australia

Gerard and Randy let us catch a glimpse of their wedding day with this memorable album. A special memento created for loved ones that couldn’t attend, each page of vibrant color and timeless portraits brings the day back to life beautifully.

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May Runner Up: Life in a Motorhome


Teresita Perez, USA

Aptly named La Vida En Una Casa Rodante (Life in a Motorhome), this project records the intrepid travels of Teresita. Traversing across deserts, beaches, flower-covered fields and lush forests, this beautiful photo book is a timeless celebration of family, friends, furry companions and Mother Nature.

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April Runner Up: Mr & Mrs


Nicole Eichstaedt, New Zealand

An intimate ceremony in a local bar with close friends and family set the scene for Mr. & Mrs. Eichstaedt McComb's wedding day. Flip through the pages of their beautiful wedding shots taken within the urban city landscape.

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April Runner Up: Andrew Paul


Emily Bentley, Canada

Beautiful pictures have been captured between parents and baby Drew. From tiny fingers to tiny toes and snapshots of one of many facial expressions, this book captures the precious moments of newborn life.

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Runners up for March 2021.

Day in the Life


Christophe De Mulder, Belgium

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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

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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.

Dug


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.

India


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.

Canada


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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Guanajuato


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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Runners up for March 2019.

Alissa & Karim


Alissa Kitchen, Canada

Open photo book with wedding images.

This album is a memento of Alissa & Karim's beautiful Boho wedding. A rustic venue on a gorgeous Fall day provided a fairy tale backdrop for their photos. With warm, golden tones throughout, the images of the ceremony in the forest are especially magical.

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Vietnam


Olivia Glazebrook, NZ

Open photo book with full bleed travel image.

This book is a simple collection of photos from a trip to Vietnam. Each image gets their own page or a double page spread, with no white space in the entire book. This allows each photo and their subjects to hold your attention and speak for themselves. 

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Runners up for February 2019.

Lauren & Jason


Kathryn Gillespie, USA

Open photo book with wedding images.

The Big Sur coastline makes for gorgeous wedding photos. Their 'first look' in the forest, a ceremony by the sea, and a shoot as newlyweds along the rugged shorethese images of love in nature are stunning and a testament to a masterful wedding photographer.

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Cuba


William Labus, USA

Open photo book with travel images.

This travel book is full of life; rural and urban, colorful and monochrome, contemporary and traditional. Where the stark contrasts should be jarring, they instead feel true to the essence of Cuba, which is endearingly both old-fashioned and new.

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Runners up for January 2019.

Versailles 2017


Sandra von Riekhoff, UK

Photo book with Versaille 2017 on the cover.

Ice cream treats and adventures in the Gardens of Versaille; this is both a trip the kids won't forget and the perfect theme for a family photo album.

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Selected Works


Wei Jay Bill Fan, USA

Open photo book of black and white images of Tokyo trains.

This book takes us all over the world. It showcases the best of Wei's photographypicturesque landscapes, honest portraits and all between.

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