Life Happens – Even in Photography: Part 2

Author: Pam Henrichsen

Today I have 13,038 memories in my camera roll. This gives me an opportunity to be creative when I am looking to personalize a gift for that special occasion. Like everyone else I am busy and full of good intentions and all of a sudden Life Happens … However, I love that I have access to my photos on my iPhone when I am crunched for time. So let the creating begin.

One of my favorite photography apps is called Simple Life. It allows you to create calendars, prints, canvas prints and books. The perfect solution for my gift giving needs. Let’s begin and create a personalized book …

Once you have downloaded the app simply start a new album.

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Now simply chose the photos that you would like to include.


After the photos have been selected just arrange them and insert text.


Before you finalize your product make sure to preview your book. Look for anything that needs to be edited: spelling, poor photo quality, cropping, just to name a few.


The last step is to select your cover and spine.


You are now ready to check out and ship your thoughtful and creative gift.

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This is just one idea to personalize your photos from many of the apps available. Some other apps that I find fun and easy to use are Shutterfly, Flipgram and Ink Cards.

Enjoy your photos but also get them out of your phone because we all know that Life Happens … Even in Photography.

Pam Henrichsen is a trip leader with Arizona Highways Photo Workshops.