Design Photo Books like a Pro

Episode 101
Design Photo Books like a Pro - with Libby from Momento

Meet Libby from Momento in Sydney and discover how this Australian photo book printing company came into existence – as the second one in the world at the time – and how they are serving their clients in Australia and New Zealand today.

Momento is so much more than a printing company. The three founders, of which Libby is one, came from the world of digital media in the mid 1990s and met when working for a CD-ROM company.

They loved photography, travel and also family memories. Because they couldn’t find a printing company that suited their needs and fulfilled their printing quality requirements, they started their own business, offering exactly this! One of the main focus for them is accuracy in colour reproduction and quality at every level has been their defining feature. They even developed their own book designing software, which is accessible for free.

Interestingly, one of Libby’s first books was her dad’s memoirs, bringing together decades of photos. We can’t but agree when she shares how book creation is about story telling.

We are also talking about different formats and sizes of books, and how to choose the right one. There are different paper options, too, and Libby explains which one is good depending on the purpose and kind of book. She also shares many more practical tips that start long before the book design … namely, when taking photographs!

One of her favourite ways to pass on family history is through recipe books, for which Momento has developed various templates if you don’t want to create your own.

She says: ‘Making a photo book is not just about you, it is also for those people in the future who won’t be sitting beside you when they’re looking through it, who get to learn about you and through learning about you, they learn about themselves.’

Momento offers something for every taste: whether you want to design minimalistic photo books with lots of white space or are a scrapbooker who likes frames, embellishments, background and other decorative features, they’ve got you covered.

Libby encourages us to let the purpose of the book guide us and to turn a book from a record into a keepsake by adding stories.

If you need more inspiration go to and don’t forget that they offer a special to our listeners with

25 % off your next Momento photo book (offer valid until 31 October 2023).

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