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About Us

No matter what you call us we do One Main Thing. We use your photographs to tell your story your way. It is about you, your story, your special moments and we work as closely with you as possible to create a very personal book for you. We actively solicit your feedback during the design process, making necessary revisions along the way. You will have the opportunity to view a virtual copy of your book as it is being designed. Together we will fine tune the design until we meet your expectations. We guarantee that you will be 100% satisfied with the design of your book. Your completed photo book will take pride of place on your coffee table and you will be eager to share it with family and friends.

Old fashioned photo albums are out. Today’s photos are digital and many people are creating digital photo albums to share online with family and friends. Now is the time to take these digital albums to the next level, a printed photo book that you can hold in your hands, sit down and share with grandma, enjoy the vibrant colours of the pictures and read the text. A printed photo book with professional photo finishing and designs that showcase your pictures and bring your memories and family stories back to life will be something you can cherish forever.

Out of the Shoebox is perfect for busy people who don’t have the time to create their own books, for those who find the prospect of designing their own book a little too daunting, or who don’t have the PC skills required to make their own books.

Latest News

Photo Sharing Sites – A Valuable Resource

March 7th, 2011 Articles

For those of you who have yet to discover photo sharing sites I am here to sing their praises. New photo-sharing sites are springing up almost everyday, many with exciting new options. Some of the most well-known are Flickr, Picasa, and Photobucket. These sites provide a way to store and share photos with varying degrees of customization and privacy levels. The better sites offer tools to catalogue, edit and share pictures, as well as the ability to put pictures into albums and to create slide shows that can also be shared.

A Silk Purse From a Sow’s Ear

February 22nd, 2011 Articles

 Once an older photo is made digital it is possible to improve the lighting, do some creative cropping, and adjust the color but if the image is one that you did not particularly like to begin with chances are that having it made digital will not improve how you feel about the picture.

Get Away From The Ordinary – Seven Ideas for Not So Ordinary Photo Books

October 19th, 2010 Articles

When it comes to photo books many of us start with the obvious: wedding books, baby books, travel books and a year in review top the list. I think it is time to think outside the box and start getting creative with our photo books.

How We Do It

As a designer I want to help tell your story in pictures and words, creating a book that is uniquely yours. At Out of the Shoebox we recognize that busy schedules, work and family commitments can make these “when I get to it” projects seem impossible. We can help you get your pictures “out of the shoebox” and onto your coffee table.


The cost of your completed book (excluding design costs) will be predicated by the size of the book you choose (5x7, 8x8, 8x11, 12x12), the cover style you choose and the total number of pages in your finished book

Please refer to our About the Books page for more information on choosing styles


The sky is the limit when it comes to book styles, page layouts, backgrounds and text fonts. There are an infinite number of possibilities, tell us where your imagination takes you and we can turn your ideas into reality.

Please refer to our About the Books section for information on book sizes and available covers