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
"Just brilliant! Clare was super helpful from the very beginning and I am in love with my wedding album."
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
"What a fantastic experience we had with Clare and her company! She is very prompt and most important she is caring and works on each book from her heart. This naturally makes each book more special!"
Nazanin, about her child's End of Year Class Book, 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
"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