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17 Best Friend Photo Album Ideas That’ll Make You Both Smile

You and your friend go together like PB&J, so make your friend a photo book to commemorate your amazing friendship.
Best friends laughing with photo book
on June 11, 2020

Let’s face it, a picture is totally worth more than a thousand words. Couldn’t an entire novel be based on your funniest bachelorette weekend photo? And I’m sure there’s a picture of you and your best friend that feels like it explains a lifetime of late night chats and so many text messages. That’s why when you give a friend a photo book, you’re essentially saying, “Hey! I wrote a dictionary-sized tome about how awesome we are.” And you can format the story of your friendship in so many cool, creative ways. How about a year in review of all the things you helped each other get through in 2020 thus far? Or maybe a book that features all of the photos from your fave trip together? Whatever it is, Chatbooks is your one-stop-shop for the perfect photo book that you and your bestie will cherish forever. Oh, and if you two are truly inseparable, then set up a Photo Book Series from a private Instagram account so that your epic selfies together can stand the test of time. Here are some best friend photo album ideas you’re bound to love...

Year in Review

Highlight your best year yet with photos and memories of all the epic things you and your bestie accomplished in 365 days. Nothing will put a smile on both of your faces quite like flipping through a book full of all the happy memories you have created together. If you haven’t seen our Rifle Paper Co. Year In Review books yet, you're missing out. They are to die for and would be a perfect fit for this bestie book!

Through the Years

Whether you’ve been BFFs since birth or your friendship is relatively new, collect all of your memories to date and put them all in a Chatbook. Include photos of ticket stubs or funny pictures from your 8th grade sleepover. Whatever it is, it’s sure to be a hit for you and your bestie. 

Girls’ Trip 

Reliving your favorite trips with your BFF over and over again is half of the fun. Create a photo book with pics from all of your fun trips and relive your most memorable getaways.

Your Favorite Places

Where do you always shop? Favorite Korean restaurant in town? Best place to get an ice cream cone at midnight? This photo book is a perfect way to reminisce on all of your favorite places and give you ideas of places you can go and things you can do when you spend time together. Not only is it a memory-keeper, but it can also be a guide for your future adventures!

More Than Friends

BFF turned significant other? This is the perfect way to convey your lifetime of love. Compile your photos together from the very beginning of your friendship and let them tell your super cute love story.

Best Friend Siblings 

If you’re related to your best friend, you’re pretty darn lucky. Siblings may be hard to love sometimes, but you know that they always have your back. This photo book could include photos of both of you over the years. From bath time to high school graduation, this photo book will be full of precious memories.

Best Friends on the Court/Field

There are few things better than the bestie who played pee wee tennis with you and stuck around to play against you in intramural sports in college. Show off your friendship on the field or court with this fun, themed photo book. Be sure to include pictures of your iconic jerseys, trophies and major high fives after epic games.


I don't know about you, but my mom has always been my best friend. What better way to celebrate her and your relationship than by a photo book that beautifully pieces together images of you two throughout the years. Celebrate mom with this memoir that will warm her heart and definitely earn a spot on the coffee table.

Bachelorette Party 

From bridal showers and bridesmaid dress shopping to crazy bachelorette parties, prepping for your best friend’s big day is an important job. Let her relive all of the fun leading up to the big day with a photo book recap of the festivities. This is a perfect wedding gift and a great way to show her that you care!

High School BFF 

Nothing beats a high school bestie who has been with you through it all. A perfect high school graduation gift or a college send-off present for their bookshelf: a book full of high school memories that will last a lifetime. 

Road Trip

Is it even a road trip without a few car selfies? Throw these into a photo book along with some shots from random rest stops and a few natural attractions and you will have a keepsake that you will cherish. 

Animal Lover 

Everyone knows that dogs are a human’s best friend. Why not pay tribute to your bestie pup with a photo book of your relationship together? Include pictures from the first day you picked them up, that time they ate your lipstick and everything in between. Don’t shy away from creating a book for any of your pets — cats and ducks can act as BFFs, too! 

Favorite Memes

These days, it’s hard to find a pair of friends who don’t have a running thread of their favorite and funniest memes. Why not keep them around for good? Upload images of your favorite memes into a photo book and keep the laughter going.

Extended Family Connections

Aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents can all play a role as friends and best friends in your life. Let the fun from family reunions and yearly lake trips live on with photo books for all of your extended family members who are dear friends, as well. 

Bucket List Book

At one point or another, you and your best friend probably made a bucket list. Maybe you had a bucket list of summer accomplishments? Or perhaps your list featured all of the countries that you wanted to visit before you turned a certain age? Either way, making a photo book of all of your current bucket list items is a really fun way to have a visual to go along with your list. It’ll probably make you more excited to check the items off, too!

All of Our Favorite Things

Similar to all of your favorite places, use this book theme as a way to keep track of all of you and your bestie’s favorite things. What are your go-to coffee orders? Your classic car freshener scents? The perfumes you wore this summer? Use this photo book as a journal to keep track of all the things you both love.

Most Embarrassing Moments

It’s hard to celebrate all the normal stuff without making space for all of the crazy things that all best friends participate in. Use the text pages to write in all of your crazy and embarrassing moments mixed in with photos. You will love this fun and funny keepsake. 

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