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Capturing moms:  A movement for visibility

13 June 2024

Capturing moms: A movement for visibility

Inspired by the structural inequality and lack of appreciation for caregiving, Natalie Stanczak and Nicole Noller started the "Faces of Moms"-campaign during the pandemic. As new mothers, they wanted to create a platform for mothers and marginalized parents to share their stories and challenges. . We had the chance to sit down with Natalie and delve into why it's crucial for mothers to be more visible in their own family stories.

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Rethinking beauty standards through family photos

11 June 2024

Rethinking beauty standards through family photos

Last summer, we did a summer trip to Austria, stayed by a beautiful clear lake, surrounded by mountains, meadows, and forest. On this day, we had rented a pedal boat to go across the lake. Our child had never been on a pedal boat before – so it was an exciting and special experience.

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The Power of Embracing Life's Imperfect Moments

3 June 2024 / 5 min read

The Power of Embracing Life's Imperfect Moments

In a world obsessed with perfection, where every image is meticulously staged, edited, and filtered, the true essence of a memory can sometimes be lost. Because often, the imperfect photos, make the happiest memories to reflect on, and play a big role in holding our loved ones close and keeping their memories alive.

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Breaking generational cycles by stepping into the picture

3 June 2024 / 5 min read

Breaking generational cycles by stepping into the picture

Photography has played a significant role in my life since childhood. My mother meticulously curated our family albums, capturing every detail in perfectly arranged photos and accompanying texts. These albums provided a sense of comfort, especially when my family moved from the Middle East to the United States when I was just six years old. Flipping through those pages helped me cope with the challenges of leaving behind familiarity and friendships.

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Five reasons to make your photo book together 

24 May 2024 / 3 min read

Five reasons to make your photo book together 

Instead of trying to send photos back and forth between each other, try making a photo book together! 

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Make the perfect travel photo book

21 May 2024

Make the perfect travel photo book

Whether you’ve been on a fancy vacay, a long road trip or spent a week on the countryside, you’ll always have tons of precious memories after a trip. And what better way to preserve those special moments than by creating a stunning travel book?

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Make a summer photo book

22 May 2024

Make a summer photo book

Make your summer last forever by saving all your sweet summer memories in a photo book. That way you’ll remember all the funny sayings, things that didn’t go exactly (or at all!) as planned, and the pinch-me-moment watching the sunset.

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Celebrating Kids' Creativity with Nike van Dinther

29 May 2024 / 2 min read

Celebrating Kids' Creativity with Nike van Dinther

On May 16th, we had the pleasure of hosting an inspiring creative afternoon with the talented writer and digital creator, Nike van Dinther, in Berlin. 

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Capture now, cherish later

22 May 2024 / 3 min read

Capture now, cherish later

Forget what you look like! What story is the photo telling? What memories live inside it?

Take her picture

15 May 2024 / 3 min read

Take her picture

Sometimes it can feel hard, asking someone to take your photo. That's why we created the contract. A fun and easy way to remind people around you, that you want to be in the photo too.

Why you should be in the picture!

10 May 2024 / 3 min read

Why you should be in the picture!

It may not seem very important now, but there will come a time when you flip through your old photo books and regret not being in more photos. 

Why aren’t you in the photo?

10 May 2024 / 3 min read

Why aren’t you in the photo?

Are you part of the invisible mom club? Do you feel like you aren’t part of your own story?

Calling all moms

10 May 2024 / 3 min read

Calling all moms

We asked some moms and every other one of them feels that they don’t have enough photos of them with their children. But what happens to our memories in the long run, when moms aren’t in photos?

Are you a mom who...?

10 May 2024 / 3 min read

Are you a mom who...?

Are you the one who always captures moments from behind the lens? Do you sometimes feel like your not a part of your own story? Well, we’ve got news for you. You’re not alone! Moms everywhere have the exact same experience.

The importance of letting your kids be bored

6 May 2024

The importance of letting your kids be bored

In a world filled with constant stimuli, we need to give our kids space to do nothing, maybe even be a little bit bored. Because it is these idle moments that allow our kids to explore their thoughts, be curious about their surroundings, experiment with ideas and let their imagination run wild.

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Turn your kid's art into a photo book

16 April 2024 / 3 min read

Turn your kid's art into a photo book

Facing an overwhelming number of drawings and art pieces when you’re getting started? Involve your child in selecting their favorite pieces. Then you’ll make sure that the book holds the most meaningful and sentimental creations.

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Questions to ask your Mom while you still can

15 April 2024 / 3 min read

Questions to ask your Mom while you still can

In a heart-to-heart with my mother I ask the questions I would never have known the answers to unless I asked them.

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Make a baby photo book

11 April 2024 / 2 min read

Make a baby photo book

From the tiniest toes to the very first steps. As a parent, you’ll want to remember every moment of your little one’s journey. And the easiest way to do so is to make a baby book. It will be a keepsake that tracks all the milestones, from the cutest smiles to the messiest moments at the dinner table.

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7 tips for photographing old photos

11 April 2024 / 3 min read

7 tips for photographing old photos

Transforming old photos into a photo book will bring your and your family’s old memories to life again.

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 Step-by-Step guide to reviving old photos

11 April 2024 / 3 min read

Step-by-Step guide to reviving old photos

Do you, or maybe your parents and grandparents, have stacks of old photos gathering dust? Transforming those cherished memories into a photo book will bring your old photos to life again – and it’s a very thoughtful gift for your loved ones.

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The art of food photography

9 April 2024 / 4 min read

The art of food photography

In an apartment with paintings covering the walls, flowers in every corner, and a ceiling resembling a pink summer night sky, we find Therese Elgquist. With her, we discuss the art of capturing food in photographs, covering everything from sunlight and depth of field to the number of raspberries on a dessert.

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Make a thoughtful gift for Mom and Grandma

8 April 2024 / 2 min read

Make a thoughtful gift for Mom and Grandma

Showing your gratitude for the incredible women in your life is best done with a heartfelt gift made with love. A Mother's Day photo book is the perfect way to show your partner, mom, or grandma how much they mean to you. Here are some helpful tips to make a photo book for Mom:

Make the perfect gift for Dad

27 March 2024

Make the perfect gift for Dad

There’s no better way to tell your partner how much you and your kids love them (and appreciate all those little things they do) than by showing it in a book you’ve made with love. A Father’s Day photo book is the perfect gift for your partner, dad, or grandpa.

Make your own recipe book

25 March 2024

Make your own recipe book

Sharing and enjoying food together have a way of uniting us. Whether it’s your grandma’s favorite dish or a friend’s everyday breakfast bowl, adding those recipes into your own cookbook will connect you through generations and kitchens.

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How to make a photo wall

22 March 2024

How to make a photo wall

Are you looking for a simple (and very affordable!) way to display your favorite photos in your home? We’ve got a quick and fun project for you – a photo wall of prints. There are so many ways to make a photo wall, so we've gathered some tips to inspire you.

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12 ways to decorate your home with prints

22 March 2024

12 ways to decorate your home with prints

Pimp your wall with some printed photos. Here are 12 ways you can display your favorite memories on your wall and make your home even more homey.

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At home with Sarah Jane Gottschalk

21 March 2024 / 3 min read

At home with Sarah Jane Gottschalk

In the cozy Kreuzberg district in Berlin we met up with Sarah Gottschalk in her cozy apartment to chat about how to make your personality shine through in your home, memories on printed photos, vacations that never happen and as they say in German - Dekofimmel.

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Strengthen relationships with photo prints

21 March 2024

Strengthen relationships with photo prints

When we look at photos of the memories we’ve shared together, we strengthen our relationship with one another. It’s not really about the photos themselves – it’s about the stories they tell and the emotions they stir.

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Make your photo book bit by bit

31 January 2022

Make your photo book bit by bit

Even though it is very easy, and honestly, pretty fun to make photo books in our app (if we may say so ourselves), it still takes time. Simply because there’s typically not just ten photos to look through. More like ten thousand. But you know what? You can get around this way easier than you think – by making your photo books bit by bit.

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