I finished my Hilton Head Mini Book the other day, and was super happy with how it turned out. It was nice to make a book bound with this wire binding instead of my traditional binder rings. It made it a lot less flexible as far as switching pages around, but I was ok with that.
The book is 5.5"x5" and the photos are 4"x4". I had them printed here, which sadly, is no longer in business. On the lookout for a new place to print square photographs. (*Sidenote: I usually print my own photos, but if I am not in a hurry for them, I send them off.)
I used a lot of different papers for the inside pages, including security envelopes I opened up and cut to 5.5"x5", ledger pages, scrapbooking pages, and other scraps leftover from other projects. I used kraft cardstock and white cardstock for the pages opposite the photos.
I wanted the book to be simple, and didn't want to put a whole ton of journaling in. So I just kind of labeled what each picture was, using stamp borders, washi tape, written lines, or glued down baker's twine.
Not all pages are shown, as I used the same techniques throughout the book, but you get the idea with the pictures below.