If you are using BookSmart you can do this. It gives you control of the layout of individual pages rather than setting a template for a whole book. You can select from well over 100 page layouts, some text, some photo and some text and photo. So you have the freedom you need. Select a page and then choose from the many text templates, then select the facing page and then select from the many photo templates. You can then copy those pages as many times as you need to.