Illustries was created in 2010 by Emma Penrice, a writer, and Samantha Smith, an artist and designer. When Emma got married in 2008, there was nothing ‘different’ when it came to albums, nothing to tell her story. So Emma and Sam put together all of their experience helping to build some of Europe’s biggest brands and formed Illustries, with a range of unique, quirky, fun and stylish wedding albums, guest and message books for sharing life’s best moments.
Whilst Illustries started with weddings, they always wanted their books to be part of all of life’s important moments - sharing memories, celebrating stories and reliving those wonderful days again and again. So in 2014 they added the Hey Baby journals to their range, which they quickly developed into girl & boy editions alongside the neutral edition.
We love these unique journals. They not only make perfect baby shower gifts but are a great purchase for yourself. We think a beautiful way to capture those fun but exhausting baby days is like a treasured gift to your future self.