Chatbooks {This Photog's FAV From-Your-Phone Photo Albums}

   I cannot stand commercials! I simultaneously watch two TV shows at a time so I can flip back and forth. In fact, I consider myself somewhat of an expert of this art form...

   I’ll be watching a show with my husband, and he’ll get so irritated with me – “Turn it back, we’re missing our show!” he’ll request.  “Nah…we’ve got another 30 seconds – at least…” I'll argue.

   And when I’m on YouTube my finger hovers over the Skip Ad button in the bottom right corner of the screen just anticipating the countdown…5, 4, 3 – and I’m already tapping the button. How annoying are the ads you can’t skip????

   So it is VERY rare that I find an advertisement I enjoy – and even more rare when said ad will convince me to purchase a product. So Congrats to Chatbooks for having the BEST, most effective commercial I’ve seen…possibly ever!

   Chatbooks is an App that keeps track of your Facebook, Instagram or Favorited photos on your phone and once you have 60 they create a photo album for you to tangibly hold and cherish.

   The commercial is so perfect because it might as well be a video of my life! I’m a busy mom who has a 100 percent success rate of FAILING at every Pinterest project I’ve ever attempted. I have out-of-control children (I’ve actually had to rescue one of my kids from the ledge of a window before.) And I NEVER print photos off my phone, which is where 99% of my pictures live these days.

   As much as I loved the commercial, and the concept and the price – as a professional photographer myself, I was a little leery of the quality. But I figured, at the price, even if they weren’t any good it wouldn’t be a huge loss. You guys, these books at GREAT! I opted for the hard covers for some added protection from my kids, and they have held up. The photos transferred to the paper well, and are vibrant and crystal clear.

 

 Chapbooks takes your Favorited images off your Camera, Facebook or Instagram account - and creates beautiful albums to cherish forever! If you don't want a personal photo cover, they have adorable seasonal and themed covers to choose from! As you can tell next to my phone above, these books aren't huge (the softcovers are 6x6-inch squares and the hardcovers are 6.25x6.25-inch squares) but they aren't too small. They are the perfect size for coffee tables or bookcases.

Chapbooks takes your Favorited images off your Camera, Facebook or Instagram account - and creates beautiful albums to cherish forever! If you don't want a personal photo cover, they have adorable seasonal and themed covers to choose from! As you can tell next to my phone above, these books aren't huge (the softcovers are 6x6-inch squares and the hardcovers are 6.25x6.25-inch squares) but they aren't too small. They are the perfect size for coffee tables or bookcases.

 You have the option of a hardcover book, which is a MUST with my kiddos...And you can personalize the spins :)

You have the option of a hardcover book, which is a MUST with my kiddos...And you can personalize the spins :)

   As a professional, I’d kindda wished I could have formatted some of the pages – even though I too want to beat a hammer against my computer sometimes – but I ended up loving the clean design of one image per page. And the App gives you the option of editing your books before they’re ordered!

   So, check them out at chatbooks.com or find them in the App Store

 

 I love the clean design of one image per page! You can add captions below the image / utilize the descriptions from social media. I wish I could have reorganized the order of my images (I wanted to have books for each season and seemed to have a Spring photo that wanted to sneak into my Winter album), but you can add or delete photos.

I love the clean design of one image per page! You can add captions below the image / utilize the descriptions from social media. I wish I could have reorganized the order of my images (I wanted to have books for each season and seemed to have a Spring photo that wanted to sneak into my Winter album), but you can add or delete photos.