This post contains a gifted product from the incredible Papier, who I am delighted to be working with.
In precisely a week, I’ll be boarding yet another long-haul flight. This time, it’s to head back to my beloved Hong Kong to watch my cousin get married.
I’m incredibly lucky and unfortunate at the same time to have family scattered across the globe. On one hand, it affords me the opportunity to constantly be travelling and to have grown up in both Western and Eastern cultures. Yet on the other, it means I don’t get to see most of my family enough at all.
Last November, we flew back to Malaysia for a whopping 3 weeks.
We celebrated my cousin getting married, caught up with extended family and took some time to explore our city in a little more depth. And I took about a billion photos! Of course one of the pitfalls of modern life is that we capture hundreds of frames on our smartphones and DSLRs that rarely make it to print or in a photo album.
One of my favourite pastimes is to pull out the plastic film-covered photo albums from my childhood. It’s fun to flick though, tilt the sleeves back and forth to rid the inevitable light glare, and recall memories from years past. So when Papier got in touch with me about creating some photo books with them, I was over the moon…
Papier is a brand I adore. I’m constantly purchasing celebration cards from the store to send to friends, several of my pals received engagement or wedding cards via Papier, and Harvey and I LOVE sending each other a Papier card. In fact, my blog ‘thank you’ cards are from them. Basically, I love them a lot.
Their luxe photo books are of no exception. There are seemingly endless options, and their online tool makes it really easy to create different photo layouts, with or without captions. The premade layouts are effortlessly elegant, so even if you don’t have much of an eye for design and composition, your photo book will still look beautiful.
We absolutely adore flicking through our stunning photo book. It lives in our photo album cupboard, but we’re always bringing it out as there are some gorgeous frames of my niece and nephew, as well as of my wonderful Granny on her 83rd birthday.