Bring your story to LIFE

We take your photographs and create the most luxurious bespoke coffee table book designed especially for you

Bring your story to LIFE

We take your photographs and create the most luxurious bespoke coffee table book designed especially for you

Close your eyes and imagine holding the most beautiful and personal coffee-table book you’ve ever seen. Beautifully designed from cover to cover, with the finest materials, crafted by the hands of the most experienced traditional bookbinders in the world.

Inside lies a story

It might be a love story, a wedding, an anniversary, an adventure of a lifetime, your child’s first year, the life of a loved one, a forever home renovation or a celebration of a life well lived. With the turn of each page, your senses are awakened, immersing you in the energy and essence of every moment.

Now, imagine it's YOUR story!

A story so precious and significant to you that it deserves to be immortalized and bound in the pages of time. A legacy to be treasured, revisited, enjoyed, shared, loved, and passed down through generations to come.

How would that make you feel?

We take thousands of photographs only to bury them deep in the digital depths, fleetingly enjoyed and quickly forgotten.

Our stories define who we are.

They deserve to be remembered forever.

I’m just looking through the first draft of our copy of LIFE. Thank you so much, it is BEAUTIFUL! I am only half way through and in floods of happy tears. It really is so magical seeing the gorgeous images pulled together to tell the story so perfectly of one of the most special days of our lives. I don’t think I can ever thank you both enough!

SOPHIE & LUKAS – Wedding book, UK

Every book is bespoke

Click on a book to look inside.

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A Cotswold Wedding

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An African Adventure

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Love in Capri

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A Country house Wedding

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A Luxury Hotel Wedding

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The First Years

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An English Summer Wedding

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A Halloween Wedding

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A Country Home Wedding

Pippa Mackenzie

Our Story

Hi! We’re Pippa and Ian. A husband-wife team of photographers and designers driven by a shared love for rich storytelling and elegant design.

In our home, beautiful books line the shelves. We’ve always been inspired by well designed books that tell great stories. It was during the planning of our wedding that Pippa fell in love with the Vera Wang on Weddings book. It was this book that went on to inspire us to create LIFE.

Our family, experiences and connections are incredibly important to us, and we feel passionate about keeping our stories alive. Not to be lost and forgotten in the cloud or on a hard drive, but to be cherished and enjoyed forever in a book that can be held and shared with others, time and time again. 

We felt there was a gap in the market for a truly luxurious and beautifully designed wedding coffee-table book. And that’s why we created LIFE.

We feel passionate about stories and LIFE is the perfect way to tell and preserve your most special memories and life chapters. 

We’ve now created over 300 different copies of LIFE for our own wedding and event clients. We’ve been so overwhelmed by the love we’ve received over the years that we’ve opened up the LIFE design service to anyone who has a story they want to tell.

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LIFE is a piece of art rather than just a photo album or coffee table book. Your copy of LIFE is designed just for you by Ian, a highly skilled and experienced graphic designer. We can include any element of your life chapter, adventure or celebration so your book tells the whole story. Each book is put together by masters in the arts of printing and bookbinding, using techniques that go back generations. So much love and care goes in to making each copy of LIFE because we know it’s going to be the most cherished heirloom, that you will pass down through the generations.

Made by master book makers

LIFE is the ultimate bespoke luxury heirloom. No other book tells such a complete story.

I wanted to email to say how grateful I am for the book you have put together for my 18th birthday! It’s amazing how I recognize every single photo, and how you have compiled it so beautifully.

Millie – Life chapter book – First 18 years

Our promise to you is that your copy of LIFE will be the most precious heirloom, a testament to your stories, ensuring that you can pass them down through generations, so they will never be forgotten.

We are completely in love with our copy of LIFE!! I cannot tell you how many times we have looked at it. You captured every special moment of our wedding day and it bring us back to that day.

Ana & Jonny – Wedding book, UK

So how do you create your very own copy of LIFE?

Everyone has a story to bring to LIFE.

What’s yours?

“Where there is love, there is LIFE”

Mahatma Gandhi