The Tatums Go To Disney: A Photo Book Made Just For Us

It’s been a year since our trip to Disney World and I’m just now finishing the edits of the photos that we took. Immediately after the trip, I edited about half; just enough to share in a few blog and Insta posts and to slap up on the wall. Being such a exciting life event, I defintely wanted to do something special with the photos vs letting them sit in digital space.

It’s funny how things work out. Weeks before the anniversary of our trip, I was offered the opportunity to create a premium Shutterfly photobook. I have tons and tons of photos, but it was a no-brainer as to which ones were going into this complementary book. After shouting a few “yassses” and doing a happy dance at my desk, I got back to editing the rest of those Disney photos that I had sorta forgotten about.

I opened up our Disney folder and started reminiscing. I  found videos that I hadn’t even watched. Like… how? Is this what my life has come to? I definitely need to get it together. I know I get overwhelmed and things, but dang, I got caught slippin’ on Disney. DISNEY people. *hangs head in shame* I also found myself getting emotional. I’ve never found myself to be one of those people… although I did get a little weepy when I met Mickey when I was 16. But other than that I’ve been pretty stable with my emotions when it comes to Disney.

But being able to go with my kids, seeing the magic through their eyes and soaking up all things happy… when you feel like you’ve been through the ringer is a good feeling. I understand why families continue to make it rain over The Mouse even as admissions continue to rise. It’s definitely a great escape from adulting and current affairs. So as I created our Disney photo book, I, for the upteenth time wished we could go back. *tries not to weep*

I chose a 10×10 book with glossy pages and matte hard photo cover. I went with an overall simple modern white theme as I wanted to focus on the photos. I did play with a few of the embellishments, but for the most part, I went with clean layouts with sans serif captions.


When the book arrived and I opened that bright orange package… I felt something.

When I say it is perfect, I mean PERFECT! Here. Look. I almost photographed the entire book to share, but then this post would be too dang long.

Our Disney Photo Book With Shutterfly

I’m going to print our autographs out on sticker paper and place them on the lovely autographs page.


Happy. Lucky. Grateful.

When you’ve barely slept, want to get back on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and Mommy makes you stop climbing walls.

See Miss Honey up there? She wasn’t here for Tink. She thought she was the original Pixie.

We absolutely LOVE our Shutterfly photo book. The quality is phenomenal. I’m already planning our next book. I think it’ll be a baby book of all of the kids from birth to their 2nd birthdays. Akilah turns 2 in August, so I could get a head start by gathering photos. I’m going to have to dig in the vault for Jayden’s. Where’s life’s pause button? Sigh.

Definitely consider making a custom photo book for yourself or as a gift. For those pressed for time, all you have to do is select a few options, upload your photos, and let Shutterfly do the rest with their Make My Book service. By selecting the Make My Book option, a designer will design your book within 3 business days. Then, you can order your book as is or personalize it with your own finishing touches. This service is only $9,99 when ordering your book. Creating a gorgeous photo book has never been easier. See for yourself!

More Disney Reads

Starting the New Year with Disney
Preschooling Through Walt Disney World
DIY Disney Stroller Sign & Autograph Books + Printables

Thanks for pinning!

Quick & easy Disney trip photo book with Shutterfly!

To support my blogging efforts and site expenses, I do share relevant affiliate links in my posts. Thank you for your support.

Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

All posts


  • nat March 7, 2017 at 9:57 PM

    This photo book is everything. Such a great memory

    View Comment
  • Tiffany H. March 6, 2017 at 12:27 AM

    I love shutterfly and have made several books from them. I was supposed to go to Disney World last year for my birthday but had to cancel because of a new job. So glad you went and had a good time..

    View Comment
  • Shaunna March 3, 2017 at 5:20 AM

    Aaawww, your photos look amazing! It looks and sounds like all of you had a fantastic time!

    View Comment
  • Shelly March 2, 2017 at 11:40 PM

    I love Shutterfly photo books. We had one done of our wedding. Like you I have NOT completed our Disney photo editing from last year’s trip. You have inspired me to get on this and order a book from Shutterfly once again. I LOOOOVVVEE Your book!

    View Comment
  • Lauren Gay March 2, 2017 at 10:23 PM

    Now that my son is close to graduating from high school I think making photobooks will be a great way to memorialize many of our memories and trips together.

    View Comment
  • Mimi Green March 2, 2017 at 8:57 PM

    I love Shutterfly, I’ve slacked all the way off. I used to make my son one every year. It was a year in review.

    View Comment
  • Carissa March 2, 2017 at 8:33 PM

    I always tell my husband how much I cant wait for us to take the kids to Disney! I love the book, and its perfect for keeping memories for you family!! And a book that is great when you have visitors over! I know it would catch my eye and I would want to know all about the trip!

    View Comment
  • Kim March 2, 2017 at 8:20 PM

    This is such a great idea to capture and savor your Disney moments forever. You’ve given me a good idea for my upcoming trip. It will be our first as a family 🙂 can’t wait.

    View Comment
  • Jamila March 2, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    How cute is that photo book. I made my parents and grandmother one for Christmas and mothers day a few years ago and they loved it. One of the best gifts to give.

    View Comment
  • Jay Colby March 1, 2017 at 7:33 PM

    Looks like a great trip with some amazing memories that will last a lifetime. Great photos as well!

    View Comment
  • Joanna March 1, 2017 at 5:08 PM

    I definitely want to do this. I had the most amazing time in Thailand with my friends so putting each memory via photobook like this would be cool. Thanks for sharing

    View Comment
    • Sheena Tatum March 2, 2017 at 9:18 AM

      That would be awesome! I want to make a book for my two Jamaica trips… or maybe 3. I really want to take the kids someday.

      View Comment
  • Tanya Barnett March 1, 2017 at 4:56 PM

    This photo book is too cute. Especially the pics of your kiddos eating. They will look back years later and laugh.

    View Comment
  • Kenya March 1, 2017 at 4:50 PM

    That looks sooooo fun!!! I want to start going on more family vacations

    View Comment
  • 1stopmom March 1, 2017 at 1:32 PM

    This is such a good idea Sheena! I am going to make one after our trip.

    View Comment
  • Kemkem March 1, 2017 at 12:30 PM

    What a great memento of what looks to be a great trip. You did a marvelous editing job. I love making photo books of travels. I gotta say, l love the smiles on their faces in the top picture. Everybody loves Disney! 🙂

    View Comment
  • Leave a Reply


    I'm an island girl at heart, unbothered old soul, and minimalist with extra tendencies. At my best, I love what I do... I want to encourage you to do the same, too. Live your best lives amidst trials and triumphs by crafting a life you love and deserve. Happiness is Iriemade❣ Read more...

    Let's Be Friends

    How to Start a Blog


    Latest Posts


    Never miss an Iriemade post! Sign up to receive them via email and receive exclusive sprinkles of inspiration around the web, member-only giveaways, and freebies!

    You have Successfully Subscribed!

    Pin It on Pinterest