ABOUT BOUND IN A BOOK
My name is Clare and I live in Dubai. I take way too many photos, mostly of my two children and the dog.
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 of a loved one who has passed, I can help!
And when the school year is nearing its end, I also make 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.
PRAISE FOR BOUND IN A BOOK
"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
"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
"Absolutely love the attention to detail and personalized style to suit... such a professional and friendly service! Thank you from a very happy customer!"
Nicola, about her Travel Photobook, 2020
"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 Memory Book, 2021