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 need help with that wedding album or baby book you never got round to making, or a farewell giftbook for that expat friend who is leaving, get in touch!


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.


"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

"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