The stories of your life should last several lifetimes.
At the heart of MILK Books is a deep belief in the enduring beauty and value of beautifully printed objects. We combine traditional bookmaking techniques with the latest printing technology to create photo books that will be cherished not only by your family, but for generations to come.
Discover the difference between our photo books and albums to find the perfect format for your next project.
Premium Photo Books
Our Premium Photo Books are for those who value the finest there is. Crafted with the best of traditional techniques and cutting edge technology, we have created a new level of quality that lasts for generations.
Available in medium & large formats (landscape, square & portrait). Choose from 4 archival paper stocks and 15 luxurious cover fabrics. Bound by hand in sewn sections, pages range from 24–200. Printed in 6 colors. Add a classic or designer cover design or clamshell presentation box for that extra special finish.
From $68 USD
The Wedding Magazine
The MILK Wedding Magazine is perfect for the modern love story. Enjoy your day in a luxurious format that looks elegant on your coffee table and save when you print extra copies to gift.
Available in Large Portrait format with archival matt paper and 100-200 pages. PUR bound and printed in 6 colors. Printed internals allow you to add photos to the inside card covers.
From $249 USD
Classic Photo Books
Made beautifully and designed to endure, our Classic Photo Book range allows you to create luxury photo books at a great price.
Available in three landscape sizes (small, medium & large), to suit every need and budget. Choose from 2 coated papers and 7 linen cover options. PUR bound, pages range from 24–200. Printed in 4 colors. Add an optional presentation box for medium & large formats.
From $35 USD
Moleskine Photo Books
The evolution of the classic Moleskine notebook, made with your own photos, art and drawings for inspiration. Sleek and classically designed, there is no cooler way to capture your creativity.
Available in 5 formats, with quality section-sewn binding. Crafted from genuine Moleskine materials, with classic Moleskine features including rounded corners, elastic closure and back-inside pocket. Printed in 6 colors on coated matt ivory paper.
From $79 USD
Softcover Photo Books
Recreate your life’s great moments in our modern Softcover Photo Books. Spare no detail with our double sided cover printing for an elegant and contemporary aesthetic.
Available in three medium formats (landscape, square & portrait). Choose from two archival paper stocks and 24-200 pages. PUR bound and printed in 4 colors. Add a photo to the inside and outer card cover or choose from our selection of pastel colors.
From $39 USD
3 Piece Photo Book Sets
For when one isn't enough. Build the library of your life with these 3 Piece Photo Book Sets and save up to 30%.
Available in our medium Classic or Premium formats, stitched and handcrafted with your choice of paper stock and cover fabrics.
Photo Books made by our community
See the latest books our customers are making (generously shared with their consent).
Frequently asked questions
Finding the right photo book for you is the most important step in creating your keepsake. We recommend first looking at the differences between MILK Photo Books and MILK Photo Albums to see if it’s even a photo book you want to make, as it may be the case that you're better suited to a photo album.
Generally, we recommend photo books for people who have a lot of photos. Our photo books offer up to 200 paper pages, meaning plenty of space for photos. Photo Books are also more portable and lightweight compared to albums making them perfect for coffee-table books and repeated use and viewing.
Once you decide it is a photo book you’d like, then comes the matter of choosing from our four ranges; Premium, Moleskine, Softcover and Classic.
- Premium Photo Books are popular as wedding companion books, celebrations of your children's first years, family heirloom pieces and epic travel coffee table books.
- Moleskine Photo Books are popular as travel journals, contemporary wedding mementos and creative photographic portfolios.
- Softcover Photo Books are popular for remembering everyday adventures, holidays and family moments.
- Classic Photo Books are popular for vacation trips, family yearbooks and birthday gifts.
We have a MILK Photo Book for every occasion. There's no one size fits all when it comes to creating but if you need some inspiration, browse The MILK Gallery and explore what others are creating. Learn more about our full range to make sure you pick a format that's right for you.
You can create a custom photo book online via the MILK website. Our innovative Design Studio is available to use on desktop, tablet and mobile devices, allowing you to create anywhere and at any time. You can also alternate between platforms meaning you can start your project on your desktop, edit it later on tablet and then checkout on mobile. No progress will be lost! Simply hop online, enter the Design Studio, upload your digital photos and get creating. There's no need to download an app to your device, you can just start creating immediately via your browser. All you do need to do is register an account with us. We make it easy with the option to sign up via Facebook, Google or Email. Once you have an account with us you can save your project and continue to edit it at your convenience.
We believe our design studio is intuitive and easy to use but if you find there’s something you can’t quite get the hang of, we recommend watching our helpful videos or searching our Knowledge Base. If you still can’t quite figure it out, our helpful support team are available via phone, email or live chat.
You can also create online via the MILK Books Photo Extension for Apple Photos. Download the MILK Books application via the Mac App Store to get started. Here you have the option to continue creating offline, but will have to make sure you're online to print and purchase.
While we don’t have a specific app for iOS, you can create photo books on your iPhone or iPad or any mobile or tablet device for that matter. Simply access the MILK Design Studio online via the browser and start creating. Not only can you create on tablet and mobile but you can checkout too. For best results we recommend the Safari or Google Chrome web browser. See our helpful video for tips on how to create photo books on your tablet or mobile.
To create a photo book on Mac, simply download the free MILK Books project extension for Photos through the Mac App Store. Our extension allows you to create and design your project with ease directly within the Photos app. Edit your photos with Apple design tools like red eye reduction, image rotation and more; navigate with Apple gestures, and when it's time to check out, use your one-touch Apple ID to sign in and purchase. As of yet, our Gallery Frames, Canvas Prints, Art Prints, Greeting Cards and Postcards are not available to create via our Mac extension but keep an eye out for updates.
In the MILK Design Studio, you'll find a large selection of image templates with the maximum number of images per page being 12 (i.e. 24 per spread). The total number of photos you can put in a photo book will depend on the number of pages you select. Theoretically, you could include 1000s of photos if you were to go with our max page count of 200 and the max amount of images per page. However, our designer would recommend that you keep it simple and try to limit the number of photos per page to between 1 and 3. This gives the images room to breathe and avoids crowding. We do understand that sometimes the memories are just too good and you simply need to crowd the page. We see this often when people are making their wedding photo albums, particularly once they get to the reception section. All the fun party pics of friends and family on the dancefloor tend to get grouped together across a few choice spreads. In cases like this, we’re happy for you to flout design advice; what’s most important is preserving the memories and moments.
Whether you've got lots of photos or a perfectly curated selection, we've designed templates that make creating beautiful books simple. To help you get started on selecting the best templates, we've put together 5 tips for choosing the right template for your images.
MILK Photo Books are handcrafted using traditional bookmaking techniques. We take great care in putting together your keepsake which is why our production times for photo books can be between 7-21 days. For your photos, we use the latest print technologies to achieve a print result as close as possible to your original images. We use liquid-ink digital printing technology (HP electroink) to produce more vivid, saturated colors and smoother skin tones and gradients. This method is superior to conventional offset printing. The sophistication of our printing process also means that your chosen paper will retain its physical characteristics (whether textured, coated, or un-coated). This is because HP Indigo's liquid ink binds itself to the fibers of the paper, rather than sitting on top as with toner-based printers. The MILK Classic range is printed in 4-colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, black), whereas books in the MILK Premium range are printed in 6-colors (cyan, light cyan, magenta, light magenta, yellow, black). This addition of two colors means our Premium range offers even more fantastic color and print quality.
Absolutely! Nowadays, it’s not an exaggeration to say that most people have thousands of photos across numerous devices and platforms; hard drives, laptops, phones, Facebook, Instagram, iCloud and OneDrive. Not to mention the shoeboxes in the closet and tattered family photo albums. Screens simply don’t do your photos justice and shoeboxes can get lost in house moves or destroyed by mould. Getting your precious memories printed in high quality photo books is 100% worth it for your peace of mind. Not only is it a beautiful way to preserve your beloved moments but it’s also a wonderful way to celebrate them too. Photo books protect your memories and bring them into your everyday life. They're a lightweight format that present your photos like a story, offering you an easy way to re-experience your most-loved moments. Truthfully, flipping through the pages of a photo book is far superior to flicking through your camera roll or trawling through chests of loose photos. Start your photo book collection today with MILK and line your shelf with your precious moments.
Base pricing starts at 24 pages for each MILK Photo Book. Pricing will increase for each additional spread you add to your project. Note: Moleskine Classic and Moleskine Monograph Photo Books have a fixed page count and thus a fixed price.
Softcover Photo Books - From $39 USD
- Softcover Photo Book Landscape 8.6 x 6.4"" (21.8 x 16.3cm)
- Softcover Photo Book Square 8 x 8"" (20.3 x 20.3cm)
- Softcover Photo Book Portrait 6.4 x 8.6"" (16.3 x 21.8cm)
Classic Photo Books - From $35 USD
- Classic Small Landscape 7 x 5.2" (17.8 x 13.2cm)
- Classic Medium Landscape 9.25 x 7.4" (23.5 x 18.8cm)
- Classic Large Landscape 13 x 11" (33 x 27.9cm)
Premium Photo Books - From $68 USD
- Premium Medium Landscape 8.6 x 6.4" (21.8 x 16.3cm)
- Premium Medium Square 8 x 8" (20.3 x 20.3cm)
- Premium Medium Portrait 6.4 x 8.6" (16.3 x 21.8cm)
- Premium Large Landscape 12.7 x 9.5" (32.3 x 24.1cm)
- Premium Large Square 11 x 11" (27.9 x 27.9cm)
- Premium Large Portrait 9.5 x 12.7" (24.1 x 32.3cm)
Moleskine Photo Books - From $79 USD
- Moleskine Medium Landscape 9.25 x 7.4'' (23.5 x 18.8cm)
- Moleskine Medium Square 8 x 8'' (20.3 x 20.3cm)
- Moleskine Landscape Monograph 9.25 x 7.4'' (23.5 x 18.8cm)
- Moleskine Classic Landscape 8.15 x 5.12'' (20.7 x 13.0cm)
- Moleskine Classic Portrait 5.12 x 8.19'' (13.0 x 20.8cm)
We offer a range of cover designs including simple text covers, Designer Covers, and custom cover images. You can choose to add a custom cover image to any photo book in our Premium, Moleskine, Softcover and Classic ranges. Putting an image on the cover is a great way to introduce your story and showcase one of your most loved photos. For our Premium, Moleskine and Classic Photo Books, our cover images are crafted using a traditional technique in which the image is fixed into a slightly debossed section of the cover. This gives a premium, flush finish. However, our Softcover Photo Books are a little different as the entire Matt card cover is an image. For our softcovers, we offer a number of templates that allow your to add more than one image to your front, back and inside cover.
While a cover image provides a strong opening statement, we recommend opting for a Classic or Designer Cover when it comes to our Premium range. With these cover options, we use UV technology to print text or custom designs directly onto your cover. Using slightly raised inks, this process offers a sleek and beautiful way to introduce your story and the result comes up perfectly on our quality cover fabrics.
The standard sizes for photo books are:
- 4x6 photo book
- 6x4 photo books
- 5x7 photo books
- 7x5 photo books
- 8x10 photo books
While we don't offer these sizes at MILK, we have a variety of portrait, landscape and square options that are perfect for your photos. Looking for medium or large photo books? We offer a variety of medium and large sizes as seen below.
We currently offer a small photo book (the small landscape Classic Photo Book which is 7x5.2" or 17.8x13.2cm. It's a handy, everyday size and perfect for your photos. We currently don't offer an extra large photo book, but our Classic Photo Book is our largest available at 13x11" or 33x27.9cm.