The Mummies behind My 1st Photos Ltd...

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Our Story

Nadine and I were introduced when we were pregnant with our first babies and, as new mums often do, we often discussed personalised baby gifts and what we could add to the market.

My daughter was born 9 weeks early and had to spend a month in Neonatal Intensive Care and the Special Care Baby Unit. I didn’t get to meet her for 4 days and then we had to leave her every night in an incubator when my husband and I went home.

Nadine wanted to help us by printing off some family photos to leave in her incubator, so she would always see our faces and it would also give us comfort too. Our idea stemmed from there: helping to keep families together when they're apart. Your child's first photo book.

Family photographs don’t often get printed out for children, unless they’re in a (usually breakable!) frame or precious baby photo album and we wanted something that babies and toddlers could easily access. Our children adore looking at family photo albums and naming everyone in them and we thought others would too. They also make wonderful baby keepsakes.

We started My 1st Photos in early 2018 and we work from our studio in Guildford, Surrey. We make personalised photo gifts for babies, including fabric photo albums and other baby gifts. We’ve taught ourselves to sew, print and design and we love what we do!

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We ordered this book for our 21 month old and she LOVES it...definitely her new favourite book!! Arrived amazingly quickly in lovely packaging and is made to a high standard with very clear pictures and nice material. Great gift and keepsake that little ones can get hold of without any worries they will damage it. Will definitely be top of my gift list for friends in the future!!

– Sarah, Facebook review
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Making memories

Not only are our personalised photo albums perfect for babies and toddlers to enjoy now, they’re also a wonderful baby keepsake.

Many of our customers have started a tradition of buying a new fabric photo book for special milestones and memories. They make lovely christening gifts, birthday presents, first day at nursery books, new baby gifts, baby shower presents, memory books for grandparents, photo albums of families who live abroad, NCT groups...

Build up a beautiful, timeless collection of your children’s favourite photos that they can show to their own children in years to come.

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Ordered for my baby girls 1st birthday, excellent customer service and fast delivery. The book is brilliant, well-made quality is fantastic. Can’t wait to give to my daughter.

– Kayleigh, Facebook

Which photos should I use?

Smiling Close ups of faces
Simple Smiling and facing the camera
1-5 People Simple or no background
Pet Photos No more than 4-5 people in each shot
Clear picture of child's face Cute pet photos!

Have a question for us?

We love to hear from other parents, grandparents and carers. Below are the answers to a few questions we hear a lot, but if you have one of your own, please get in touch - we’d love to hear from you!

How many photos can you have in an album?

We do a 5 or 7 photo version, but can add more if you like.

Can I have more pages?

Yes, just email us at [email protected] with any bespoke requests and we'll be able to advise.

How long will my book take to make?

It can take up to 2 weeks during busy periods.

How do I upload my photos?

Click the ‘Create your photo album!’ button at the top of the screen or email them to [email protected]

Can I use photos from my phone?

Yes! Screen shots / .png files don’t come out very well, but most phone photos are fine. Just make sure they're not too dark.

Do you do Gift Vouchers?

Yes, they're available on our Products page or just email us at [email protected] with the amount you require.

Can I buy as a gift for someone to add the photos later?

Yes, of course. We can send Gift Vouchers by email or in the post for you to give as gifts.

Are the photo albums baby safe?

Yes, we use non-toxic ink and 100% polyester fabric. They're perfectly chewable!

Babies love faces

Babies are drawn to human faces, over other shapes, from the time they're only a few weeks old. Human faces are one of an infant's favourite and most fascinating things to observe, especially when it's mum or dad or his own image staring back at him in a mirror. By 3-months-old, most babies know the difference between familiar faces and strange ones.

Our personalised fabric photo albums are an excellent way to help your baby recognise familiar family faces and those they love. We can print the photo books in colour or black and white or why not try a combination of both? Bold, clear images work best for little eyes and they really love seeing their own faces too.

The clear, bold text used in our fabric photo books will also help babies and toddlers to develop early word and picture associations. Smaller babies can practice 'tummy time' using their My 1st Photo Album and they can also learn to grab and scrunch the pages. When they develop in to cheeky toddlers, the books will help with their reading, photo recognition and learning.

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