Ada’s First Years Photo Album – A Papier Photo Book Review

Papier Photo Album

I’m an old fashioned girl at heart. Don’t get me wrong, there’s some aspects of modern life and photography I love. Like the instantaneous nature of things like Instagram, being able to document every day life and share it in the click of a button. But I also love having things in print. Being able to spend rainy days leafing through a photo album, feeling nostalgic.

So when Papier got in touch and asked whether I’d review one of their Photo Books, I thought it would be the perfect chance to get some pictured of Ada put into print that would otherwise just be confined to the folders of my computer.

Papier Photo Books Review

The hardest decision was picking the cover design; there are such a lot of beautiful options. I was torn between going for something super minimalist or one the palm leaf prints, and I ended up with something in the middle. The colour block design was cute, and meant the picture would be the main focus. There were a few different shades to choose from, but with quite a blue toned picture on the front I went for this pretty turquoise shade.

Gaaah this picture makes me well up a little bit! Her first ever picture taken in hospital. Her bruised little face and sleepsuit that swamped her!

Papier Photo album

Another thing I loved was all the different page designs available. There are 12 designs, where you can put anything from 1-4 images on, in quite a few layouts. I tried to do a mixture of these but as most of my photographs were pulled from my phone, the smaller images worked better. 

Toddler photo album
Papier Photo Book Review

The little captions were wonderful too, which you have an option to put under each page. If Ada ever ends up owning these when she’s older and wants to look at them, she can read how old she was and a few little details about when the picture was taken. 

I’m absolutely thrilled with how my little photo album turned out. I think these would make a super cute idea for every year or two, and then I could own a whole collection when Ada is older! It’s quite a daunting thing, trying to properly document a child growing up (I failed fairly miserably at her monthly updates), so being able to spend just a couple hours putting a mini photo album like this together is perfect. 

Are you a photo album fan?

Catherine McCourt

Catherine McCourt is the editor of Hey, Mama, a parenting, interiors and business blog designed to help you create a beautiful home on a budget and a kick-ass career whilst you’re at it.



  1. October 23, 2018 / 11:17 am

    This looks so sleek and professional! What a lovely keepsake to have for Ada! Totally going to take a look at Papier’s photo albums xx

    • Catherine McCourt
      October 23, 2018 / 6:03 pm

      Thank you so much, Michelle!

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