Everyone loves photobooks. There's something so special about looking back at our favorite memories and being able to share them with friends and family. As my family has grown up, I’ve wanted to freeze time and cherish every moment. My photobooks mean the world to me because they help me do that.
It became clear to me that while people love photobooks, they also don’t have the time, or desire to make them. Can you identify? And even if you had the time to create a photobook yourself, the results usually aren’t great – layouts don’t look right, the story isn’t clear, photo quality is poor, and then you’re left with a book that’s “just ok”, with fewer dollars in your bank account and fewer hours in your day.
I set out to solve that with Luminta. We have talented designers who create your photobook for you. All you need to do is send us your photos, and we do all the work. Imagine this – you just had an amazing vacation with your family, and you’re at the airport waiting to board your flight home. You simply upload all your photos to Luminta. By the time you've caught up on laundry that following week, you receive a gorgeous photobook of your trip. It can be that easy.
We sort through all your photos, cull out the blurry shots and photos of the floor, correct colors, crop, and choose layouts that highlight your best photos. The most important aspect of our work is storytelling. We look at the overall story your photos tell and group them by sub-story so flipping through the pages of your book is like reliving your memories all over again.
We’re excited to make your photobook so you'll always remember your most precious memories – and have the time to make more!
Founder of Luminta
ANNE DOWNEY, FOUNDER + CEO
Anne is proud to be a female founder in the tech space and even prouder to design a business that combines her passion for technology and creativity to create jobs for people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. She has a background in the photobook space, having led content at a premier photobook company, Picaboo. She’s an avid photographer who cherishes time with family and friends and wants to help people preserve and share their precious memories.
DENETTE GUERIN, FOUNDER + DIRECTOR OF DESIGN
Denette is an incredibly talented graphic designer and photobook maker and is a member of Luminta’s founding team. She leads our design shop and ensures that all we do is in service to our customers. Her favorite thing about making photobooks, is imagining the story and planning a layout that will make it come to life.
KATIE BARBER, DESIGN ASSOCIATE
Katie is a wonderful photographer with a great eye for composition and layout and is a bookmaker at Luminta. She also manages our camera scanning service. Her favorite thing about her work is making memories come to life and knowing she’s creating something that will be cherished.
ADELAIDE DOWNEY, MARKETING INTERN
Adelaide is a rising senior at Pratt Institute, for a BFA in Communications Design. She’s been learning about photography and photobooks from her mom for as long as she can remember and is excited to be working with the Luminta team to create powerful and lasting marketing content.
JULIE BARBER, DESIGN ASSOCIATE
Julie joined us last summer as an intern and graduated to Design Associate this fall. Since then, not only has she become a stellar photobook designer, but she is also our "go to" team member for project management tasks. An animal lover and zoology major at Oregon State University, she recently moved from the east to west coast and is loving the adventures her new surroundings provide.
ALYSSA LOONEY, DESIGN ASSISTANT
The newest member of our team, Alyssa is the perfect fit for everything Luminta! As a former gymnast, her discipline and work ethic are second to none. She is currently a communications design major at Oregon State University Luminta and has a great eye for photographs and composition. She is excited to have a job that doesn't feel like work.