I bought two of these books for my son's baby album. When I received the first book, I was quite disappointed with the brightness of the colors; they were not as bright as the paper I bought to match the book. It was the quality of the item that convinced me to keep it. It is sturdy, the embellishments on the front are well fastened, the photo pocket is easy to fill and the spine stays covered when pages are added. The second book came a little later. This one was much better. Side by side it looks like one was stored in sunlight while the other has better colors, truer to the pictures on the internet. I looked around for others and do not regret this book. It's beautiful and I filled them both!