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Bespoke Photobooks Memory Books UAE

My name is Clare and I live in Dubai. I take (way too) many photos and I love memory keeping in almost any form. 


I started making photobooks many moons ago, originally for myself, extended family, and friends. I made wedding albums, baby albums, travel albums, family yearbooks, and teachers' gift books. 

Bound in a Book was born in 2018 when I came to realise that my love for the process of making a photobook is not shared by everyone. Many people love the finished product, but not the process. I love the little details, the making of every page. Bound in a Book is licensed by the Department of Economic Development in Dubai.

So if you keep thinking about that wedding album or baby book you never got round to making, or a farewell giftbook for that expat friend who is leaving, or even a memorial book remembering a loved one who has passed, I can help!


And when the school year is nearing its end, memory books make beautiful class keepsake books, so if you need ideas for gifts for teachers and/or a keepsake for every child, you know where I am!


More information about each type of photobook can be found on the pricing page.


"Clare created a very special project book, which was a tribute to my best friend who had passed away. The book is an extensive collection of photos and memories.... As soon as I met Clare I knew she was the right person for the job. She was so caring and seemed to immediately grasp what I had in mind. Her professionalism and attention to detail is impeccable. With her guidance and creativity she created the perfect tribute. She is very patient and really made a difficult task so much easier. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Clare and I am already planning the next book."

Samantha, about her friend's Memorial Book, 2021

"Clare spared no effort to develop a very special and highly memorable photo album. Her design expertise coupled with her collaborative and innovative spirit makes her the GO-TO-EXPERT for your most precious and significant memory projects."

Karim, about his Anniversary Travel Album, 2021

"Thank you Clare for your support and skill in putting together such an amazing memory book for our son's 25th Birthday - We were so thrilled to gift it and he was equally thrilled to receive it - Highly recommend your services to others looking to create a unique and personalised gift."

Lorraine, about her son's Birthday Memory Book, 2022

"Clare... I want to thank you for the extraordinary care and attention you gave to this book... your consideration of every detail, desire to create the very best for us and thoughtfulness never wavered. You put so many (many, many, many) hours into this but you also put in your whole heart. I can’t thank you enough."

Saher, about her father's Legacy Book, 2022

"It was an absolute pleasure to meet you Clare and I'm forever grateful for the FANTASTIC farewell photobook you helped creating. Thank you for truly bringing our idea to life in the most beautiful and touching way and for going over and above to make sure every little tiny detail is perfect. We all teared up when we saw the final result. Your passion is contagious and I'm already looking forward to getting in touch again for another photobook. Big Thank You from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of our full team!"

Yasmine, about her boss' Farewell Gift Book, 2022

"Thank you so much Clare. We LOVE our book. The process was so easy. All I had to do was gather the photos and you organized them perfectly creating a lovely story of our family over the past few years. We will treasure it x"

Linda, about her husband's Father's Day Book, 2022

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