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.

 


 

August Runner Up: backyard adventures


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.

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August Runner Up: Jennifer & Johnathan


Jen Wong, Australia

This photo book packs a lot of punch. 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.

Conrad


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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Whispers


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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Provence


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.

Tommy


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.

2020


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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One


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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Queenstown


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.

Japan


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

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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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