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Life Stories

Heirloom Book Design & Storyboards by Bevin Christina Dunn

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Beautiful BOOKS

Any story, big or small, can be told in your unique heirloom ♥
Let Bevin take those boxes of photos & ephemera and create your dream book!

These are not just photo albums! 
Each project is custom quoted and can include: photo scanning, image restoration, story collection & illustration. Every page is hand designed and books can be up to 300 pages! Cover options encompass the most beautiful leathers, silks, linens & even your own fabrics!

Children's Stories

Kids grow up fast and life is busy.
Stop feeling guilty about the artwork stuffed into drawers and the baby scrapbooks never finished.

Let Bevin organize those boxes into the the books you have always wanted. She can take photos of artwork, favorite toys and clothes, scan memorabilia (report cards, sports tickets...) and help choose the images that will best capture your child's spirit.

Love Stories & Anniversaries

Are you are looking for something special to celebrate a parent's wedding anniversary or a grandparent's 50 year love story?   Or, maybe you want the perfect from-the-heart gift for your soulmate.

From scanning saved letters and cards, to photographing a vintage wedding dress, we can design a book that will encompass your family love story to tell for generations.

Memorial Stories

Memorial Books help comfort us with the memories of our cherished friends & family we have lost.

This Friendship page includes a photo of a poem book with inscription given to a friend in 1966. One of the poems is layered at the bottom of the page: "It's an endless dream, This dream of mine. "


Celebrate a life, and tell their story with a custom designed book. Start from the beginning, or tell about an exciting travel journey or special achievement.

Shown above: pages include scanned cherished photos put alongside a child’s artwork mom had saved - printed like it had been drawn into the book.

Special Book - An Adoption Story

A few years ago, Bevin was commissioned to create a bedtime storybook that told the story of a child's adoption from China. This included some custom illustrations.

The parents wanted a keepsake to remember their journey after years of trying to have a family, as well as a story that let their child know how much he was loved and where he came from. 

Family Recipe Book

These are excerpts from a colorful spiral bound family recipe book, which provided a great way to include years of photo from family gatherings, holidays and Sunday dinners.  Tips from grandma were added - a very special part since she passed a few years after the book was made.

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Additional Services - Photo Restoration

Time and neglect can be the enemy of precious family photos. Whether the images are prints or digital, Bevin can help adjust color, fix cracks and scratches, lighten dark images, and restore life to your photos!  


Storyboards are large 2'x3' collage boards for birthdays, life celebrations, and memorial boards.

Real photographic paper printed onto lightweight foam board, they can be displayed on easels or tabletops at events.

Guests love looking at the photos and especially finding themselves in them!

Email me to design storyboards for your family event!

About Bevin Christina Dunn

Bevin is a portrait photographer and designer in Tucson, Arizona.

The connective tissue of all her work is storytelling. Whether exploring visual relationships in portraiture for clients, or designing heirloom books that tell important stories, she loves to explore human connections.


Our families and memories are the most important parts of our lives and my clients know and prioritize this.  Every Life Stories heirloom book project is custom quoted as each project is different and may include services such as scanning, restoration, or interviewing help.

Projects take about 2-4 months to complete and you can relax as we do the labor and design!

Simple Books with 50 pages start at $1600 (including the book printing), with an average project of 75-100 pages at about $2500-3000, including amazing printing options with linens, silks, leathers, and wood.    

Client Welcome Kit

Don’t think you have enough to create a book or tell a story – think again! Your welcome kit will include many fun things to help support your project included is my 12 page "Journal Prompts: Questions to Preserve Your Memories & Family History" with over 350 questions to ask family members and yourself, to help record important memories for your book projects.  

Also included is my "Photos & Beyond" list of over 50 ideas for things to collect and photograph now for your story, and I guarantee there are many you would have never thought of!

“Life brings tears, smiles and memories. The tears dry, the smiles fade, but the memories last forever.”

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