EVERY couple has a romantic tale to tell – and this pair use photo booth pictures to keep a record of their love.

Award-winning children’s author Giles Paley-Phillips met his wife Michelle in 2000.

During a happy day out in Brighton that year they decided to have their picture taken in the booth at Brighton Station to remember it.

Since then, the couple who live in Seaford, have kept up a tradition of taking one picture at a photo booth around late October or early November every single year.

They married in 2002 and have two children Elijah, 11, and Sonny, nine.

Elijah joined in his first photo booth picture as a tot in 2008 and Sonny in 2009.

Giles, 41, said: “Photo booths were popular in the early 2000s and although they have slowly faded, they bring back a lot of nostalgic memories.

“These days we can take as many pictures as we want until we are satisfied, but photo booths capture that one special moment.

“We don’t do multiple pictures on the same occasion otherwise it won’t be special.

“We want to recreate the first time when we took the photo. Michelle and I had such a happy and silly time.

“Items can evoke certain memories. I still have a train pass that I used when I was at school. I posted my photo booth pictures on Twitter and I got more than 10,000 shares and likes. People said to me it’s a fantastic idea.”

Giles spent a number of years performing around the UK in a band. However it broke up in 2003 and he took up a number of odd jobs.

He then started writing children’s stories. Giles’s debut book, The Fearsome Beastie, won the People’s Book Prize and Bizziebaby Gold Award.

He has launched a podcast show, Blank, with comedian Tom Daly on Spotify, iTunes and Acast. The programme looks at celebrities’ career when things are not working out for them.

They have interviewed guests including author Jon Ronson and Michael Rosen, Gary Lineker and actress Amanda Abbington.