I spent my most beautiful summer holidays in Scandinavia. I believe that enjoying small things during your vacation and committing to the pleasure of the present moment is making a holiday extraordinary. Whether it’s a specific feeling, the wideness of the country, the creativity of the Scandinavian cities or the sounds of waves – I am delighted with the north.
During my holidays I love to capture those precious moments with my camera and try to take those deeply felt feelings back home.
When Lina from Once Upon asked me if I would like to create a photo book with their app, I immediately knew that it will be about my last summer holidays. I am a bit nostalgic when thinking back of them, because they felt like a fairytale dream.
Once Upon is a company from Skellefteå/Sweden with the aim to create an app that makes it easy and fun to save memories. They offer three photo book versions: a “casual” (20x20cm, softcover), a “compact” (20x20cm hardcover) and a “classic” (27x27cm, hardcover) one.
Creating a photo book always takes a lot of time and usually when you are coming back home from abroad you are busy doing your laundry, stowing away your clothes and you are getting back to work. What I really like about the Once Upon app is that you can work little by little on your book. Most of the time I have taken a few hundred photographs during my holidays and it can feel intimidating to create a photo book entirely. With Once Upon you can divide your book into entries and as you are creating your book on your phone it also allows you to work on those chapters wherever and whenever you want. The minimalistic design of the book is aesthetically pleasing and helps you to find the right balance between your pictures and the white space. Another great feature of this determined layout is that you don’t need to worry that the type size of your text is too big or too small. As I am a huge fan of matte photo book pages, I am pleased you can choose between semi-gloss or silk matte paper – you just have to keep in mind that the matte version is a little bit more expensive than the semi-gloss one. The print quality is really good and I can warmly recommend using this app. For this book I chose the classic version and for me it was really helpful to read the information about the cover, layout and the prizes on their support page beforehand.
Whenever the longing for Scandinavia gets too big, I take a look at this lovely book and it immediately brings me back to this beautiful summer and its precious moments.