Xmas Order Dates: UK, 11th December / International, 3rd December

The Mummies behind My 1st Photos Ltd...

Moon, Cloud, Heart, Star

Our Story

Nadine and I were introduced when we were pregnant with our first babies and, as new mums often do, we often discussed baby products and what we would 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 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.

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

We started My 1st Photos Ltd in early 2018 and we work from our studio in Guildford, Surrey. We’ve taught ourselves to sew, print and design and we love what we do! Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and follow our story...

Love Nadine and Sarah
Nadine and Sarah

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
Moon, Cloud, Heart, Star

Making memories

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

Many of our customers have started a tradition of buying a new book for special milestones and memories – Christenings, Birthdays, First day at Nursery, Memory books of Grandparents, Family who live abroad, NCT buddies...

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


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 pages of text and photos are in a book?

There are 5 pages of text and 5 photos

Can I have more pages?

Yes, just email us at hello@my1stphotos.co.uk with any bespoke requests

How long will my book take to make?

It’s usually around 5 working days

How do I upload the photos?

Click the ‘Make your photo album’ button at the top of the screen

Can I use photos from my phone?

Yes! Screen shots don’t come out very well, but most phone photos are fine

Do you do Gift Vouchers?

Yes, email us at hello@my1stphotos.co.uk with the amount you require

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

You can buy a Gift Voucher by emailing hello@my1stphotos.co.uk

Are the photo albums baby safe?

Yes, we use non-toxic ink and 100% polyester fabric.

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 photo albums are an excellent way to help your baby recognise familiar family faces and those they love. We can print the 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 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.

My1stPhoto Book