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: Urich & Ying Loo
Ying Loo Ding, Australia
This book boasts a stunning showcase of Urich and Ying Loo's wedding reception. A vibrant coming together of two people, cultures and families, this book is a precious memento to be held dear for time to come.
December Runner Up: Super Cub Adventures
Lucy Flight, USA
Runners up for November 2019.
A & M
Antonia Short, New Zealand
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.
Kaleen Enke, USA
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.
Runners up for October 2019.
Jason Kirchgessner, USA
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.
A Day in New York
Rachel Lariviere-Singh, USA
A showcase of a stunning collection of New York City wedding portraits. Frozen moments in time, juxtaposed against the buzz of the city that never sleeps.
Runners up for September 2019.
The Adventures of Big Red
Emma Orchard, New Zealand
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.
San Francisco Elopement
April Hudson, USA
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.
Runners up for August 2019.
We Sayers Yes
Julia Sayers, Australia
This photo book showcases the beautiful wedding of Julia and Ben. Feel the love as you flip through the pages.
Our Little Family
Kiri Armstrong, Australia
This book showcases moments shared between Kiri and her family. Life moves by so quickly it's important to capture these times.
Runners up for July 2019.
A Day at Bondi Beach
Jill Woolf, Australia
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.
Jon Jackson, USA
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.
Runners up for June 2019.
Alice & Shannan
Alice Turnbull, Australia
This photo book captures the beautiful wedding of Alice and Shannan. The love shared between friends and family are portrayed throughout every page.
Helen Cantrell Paintings & Prints
John Heckman, USA
This book showcases the artworks of Helen Cantrell. Each page tells a colorful story, every painting abstract yet carefully thought out.
Runners up for May 2019.
A Year of Conversations
Constance Brinkley, USA
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.
Snow Canyon State Park
Shillika Chandrasekhar, USA
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.
Runners up for April 2019.
A Day in the Life of Thomas
Christophe de Mulder, Belgium
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.
A Wedding in Wanaka
Sarah Townsend, NZ
Josh & Sarah's wedding looked gorgeous. Rustic and breathtaking, rural Wanaka proved a stunning backdrop for their special day.
Runners up for March 2019.
Alissa & Karim
Alissa Kitchen, Canada
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.
Olivia Glazebrook, NZ
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.
Runners up for February 2019.
Lauren & Jason
Kathryn Gillespie, USA
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 shore—these images of love in nature are stunning and a testament to a masterful wedding photographer.
William Labus, USA
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.
Runners up for January 2019.
Sandra von Riekhoff, UK
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.
Wei Jay Bill Fan, USA
This book takes us all over the world. It showcases the best of Wei's photography—picturesque landscapes, honest portraits and all between.