Book of the Month runners up
Our Runners Up Showcase
Typically, we only share 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 with their permission.
Because at MILK Books, we don't believe in keeping beauty to ourselves.
October Runner Up: Our engagement
Ashlen Sepulveda, USA
Ashlen Sepulveda, USA
Get a glimpse of a private engagement in Santorini, Greece, involving a romantic dinner overlooking the ocean. From start to finish, every moment of the couple’s intimate proposal reflects the love they have for each other.
October Runner Up: Wedding in Norway
Maggie Gardner, USA
Maggie Gardner, USA
Be enchanted by the celebration of Maggie and Kelly's wintery wedding as their vows were exchanged against the backdrop of a snow-covered landscape. The Northern Lights, a sled of huskies and intrepid locations make this an extra special album to peruse.
Runners up for September 2023
Bryony Melhuish, UK
Join Bryony’s family on their memorable outdoor journey. Packed with laughter-filled activities, their camping adventure made a landmark in our collection of family photo books.
T & J
Jayde Cooper, Australia
Experience Jayde and Tommy's vibrant wedding bliss in this exquisite Premium Photo Book. Feel the happiness and joy of the newlyweds and guests exuded on every page.
Runners up for August 2023
Ang Weir, New Zealand
Explore Antarctica's frozen wonderland with Ang, as he captures detailed shots of icebergs and Antarctic wildlife. Simply flipping through the pages of his photo book gave us an icy chill!
Martin Tournebize, France
Martin’s ode to his grandmother gave a glimpse of everyday life at her home. We felt nostalgic from the warmth in these memories, and loved the sweet comments from loved ones throughout.
Runners up for July 2023
Book of Boz
Bill Meyer, USA
Follow in the heartwarming adventure of Boz as he grows from a puppy, supported by a loving family and playful companion Enzo. This photo book captures pure joy at its finest!
Rosana Clifton, UK
Take a look inside Rosie and Tom's exquisite wedding at Casa do Lago, Portugal. With a soft, romantic ambience, discover the captivating warmth of their wedding ceremony.
Runners up for June 2023
Brooke Brennan, Australia
Join the Brennans on their intimate wedding ceremony in Tulum, Mexico, as the rustling palm trees and the vast gulf waters bear witness to their heartfelt vows to each other.
Marina Hamilton, New Zealand
The Hamilton family preserved precious moments at home in their heartwarming Softcover Photo Book, cherishing their early family memories with adorable babies, August and Zayla.
Runners up for May 2023
Simon Doughty, UK
We were captivated by Simon's breathtaking photography, which was made into a striking photo book. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the dramatic cliffs, rugged hills, and grey overcast skies that veil the landscape.
Niko Abitbol, USA
The Abitbol's stood out with their radiant woodland forest wedding in one of our contemporary magazine formats. We fell in love with the autumnal shades worn by the wedding party and the warm light that cascaded over the ceremony.
Runners up for April 2023
Donna Hopkins, USA
Embark on a poignant journey of friendship through this beautifully crafted collection of photographs and poems. We love how Donna and Susan have displayed both their visual and written creativity in our timeless Premium Photo Book format.
Nathan & Jordane
Jordane Hyams, Australia
This beautiful Premium Wedding Photo Album told the story of Nathan and Jordane’s special day. Jordane wore a stunning floral gown with décor to match, making for a rustic styled union that fit the happy couple perfectly.
Runners up for March 2023
Emilia Bellm, UK
This eye-catching Premium Photo Album captured a vivid scene of flowers in a picturesque wedding venue. With plenty of upbeat vibes, this gorgeous wedding was an undeniably festive occasion for the wedded couple and their guests.
Mr. & Mrs. Metcalf
Zach Doleac, USA
With pastel shades and a one-of-a-kind style reflected in this Wedding Magazine, this modern couple celebrated a chic wedding for their special day. Zach Doleac’s photography highlighted the captivating bond they both share with their friends and family.
Runners up for February 2023
The Society Islands, French Polynesia
Will Kaner, USA
Stunning scenes from The Society Islands, French Polynesia are brought to life in this travel photo book. Full of sweeping vistas and nods to island life, we can think of no better way to capture a great adventure.
House of Christiansen
Katarina Christiansen, Canada
A contemporary format for a modern couple. We loved flipping through the pages of Katarina and Chase’s Wedding Magazine; the endless smiles and unconditional love had us captivated from start to finish.
Runners up for January 2023
Angela Lam, Hong Kong
The vibrant colors of Rajasthan come to life beautifully in this Moleskine Photo Book. Packed with captivating photography, each page gives viewers a glimpse at day-to-day life in this state in Northern India.
From 3 to 4
Edmond Leung, Hong Kong
This thoughtful Moleskine Photo Book captures a year in the life of Georgie, his mama and papa. From an unexpected quarantine stay to beach visits and ice skating, it’s a wonderful way to celebrate the moments that marked Georgie’s third year of life.
Runners up for December 2022
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.
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.
Runners up for November 2022
Mr & Mrs
Kaylie Smith, Australia
This stunning couple got married in Australia. The beautiful desert venue with its cactuses are reminiscent of a Mexican landscape.
Japan Photo 100
Benjamin Riki Fletcher, Australia
This portfolio is simple yet moving. 100 black and white photos taken across Japan. We love it.
Runners up for October 2022
Jahnavi Lakkireddy, USA
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.
Jillian & Patrick
Jillian Baco, USA
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.
Runners up for September 2022
Runners up for August 2022
Alison Swan, USA
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.
Jennifer & Johnathan
Jen Wong, Australia
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.
Runners up for July 2022
Anne-Sophie Mathis, France
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.
Me and my dog Bruno (mostly)
Evy Anwar, Australia
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.
Runners up for June 2022
Welcome Baby Yona
Erik deWeaver, USA
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.
Kaylee Ogan, USA
Kaylee’s adventures leave us hungry for travel as she documents her way around Europe. Surrounded by venerable buildings and some delicious looking food, we know Kaylee’s trip was great!
Runners up for April 2022
Mr & Mrs Martinez Mas
Cristina Guevara, Mexico
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!
Mélodie Béland, Canada
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.
Runners up for March 2022
Danielle Bartlett, Australia
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.
Aotearoa on Film
Gemma Hinckesman, New Zealand
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.
Runners up for February 2022
Alexandra Minnis, USA
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.
The Day the Sky Went Black
Tony Kenny, Australia
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.
Runners up for January 2022
Mr & Mrs Covill
Alyssa Covill, Canada
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.
Regina Melo, USA
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.
Runners up for December 2021
Jason & Sundae
Sundae Ngo, New Zealand
A stunning portrait of the newlyweds tying the knot on the shores of a beautiful New Zealand beach.
Stephanie Klinke, Germany
Did someone say bon voyage? Stephanie provides us with charming insight into the delights to be found in southern France.
Runners up for November 2021
Natalia De Faveri, Australia
This baby book celebrates the arrival of little Tommy. It's a simple collection of newborn photos that is sure to be treasured.
Mr & Mrs Allen on Film
Hollie Molloy, UK
Each photo is captured on a film camera, giving the images a warm quality and making this photo book a wonder to behold.