My name is Clare and I live in Dubai. I am a Maltese mother of two children and I take way too many photos, mostly of the two children.
I started making photobooks many years 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 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.
The services I offer are Basic Photobooks (photos and minimal text), Project Photobooks such as wedding albums, baby books, birthday or farewell books, yearbooks - books that involve photos and text like letters and messages to the recipient; end of year Class Books as gifts for teachers and a keepsake for every child. More information about each type of photobook can be found on the pricing page.
"I had to write to thank you. I can understand what an amount of work you must have put into it! It's so well presented - really professional. I will treasure it as long as I live."
My Grandmother, about the family yearbook Christmas present, 2017
"Amazing!!!! What a wonderful book. Clare has done a super job in creating such a wonderful memory for our family to keep sake. She went over and above with her help and such care was taken thank you so much."
Mary Anne, about the keepsake book for her husband on their anniversary, 2018
"Our gorgeous memory book was made with love for end of year gift from the class, it was beautifully put together with kids’ photos, little messages and drawings. The teacher loved her gift, and what an amazing keepsake. I can’t recommend her enough and we will absolutely be using her services again soon!"
Victoria, about her child's Class Book, 2018
"Just brilliant! Clare was super helpful from the very beginning and I am in love with my wedding album. highly recommendable!"
Claire, about her Wedding Album, 2019
"Thank you Clare for the amazing work! You are a star."
Gloria, about her child's Class Book, 2019