Post # 1
So… 10 months after the wedding I FINALLY decided to take a stab at making our wedding album. I’d read reviews on WB about how easy using AdoramaPix was, but geeez if I would have known it was so easy to DIY I would have gotten on the ball months ago. Probably.
It turns out, choosing photos was the most daunting task. I was going to start with a blank almbum, but after reading reviews from Mrs. Cheeseburger and Mrs. Cola, I went with one of the template albums. You can customize the page layouts and make your own, so it’s nice.
SO. Here is the ‘first draft’ of our album.
Anyone use Adorama before and have any suggestions? Did I make any mistakes that will show up when it’s in hard copy form?
Anyone who took a peak have any comments? Some of the pages are busy while others are rather simple, so I hope it works… Do I use too many similiar photos? Should I emphasize something more or less?
Also – WHAT do I put on the cover?
Er… Yes. Thanks!
Post # 3
I just received my Adorama album that I designed. I am generally happy with how it turned out, and their new faux-leather covers are awesome. However, a couple of my pictures were blurry (probably because we had low lighting) but weren’t caught by their program. Your pictures are beautiful so this probably won’t be a problem for you. Your album also looks great by the way.
Post # 4
@JackieDe: For the cover you could go for the leather option if you can’t decide on a photo. For our album I chose a favorite photo of my hubby and me.
As far as the photos, be careful about putting people’s faces along the seam. The album is a lay-flat, but any faces across the seam will be a little creased in the actual album. Like on pg 5-6-you could try flipping the photo horizontally in Adoramapix-it’s a great photo of you though! Pg 15-16, I might make the photos slightly smaller so they don’t meet at the seam. Overall I think it looks great!
Post # 5
My Adoramapix book is very similar to the setup of yours – and I was EXTREMELY satisfied with the results. I don’t think you need to change anything.
I agree with the others – get the leather cover if you’re not sure what you want on the front. We used one of the photos of us with a smaller photo of our rings, along with our names and the date of our wedding.
Post # 6
@nicolethegrrr8:I hope our reception pictures aren’t too dark… They are super large and I don’t see much bluriness, but I’ll definitely take a second look. Thank you!
@StarryNight2011:Thanks so much! My husband took a look and said the same thing about the seam. I guess I took ‘lay flat’ a bit too far and you’re right, I don’t want a crease through anyone’s faces. I’ll also take a look at those pages. You’re a life saver. 😀
@milesbella:Wow. Your cover is beautiful!
Post # 7
I think it looks really great! The only thing I saw was maybe to switch the order of your very last page – either flip the photos so the one of you two is last, or move the other three elsewhere, and blow up that pic so it’s the last spread. It’s such a nice pic of the two of you, I think it deserves more of the spotlight 🙂
Post # 8
i think its great!
only suggestion is to move or use a different picture on page 2. i found it weird to open the first page and see a big picture of shoes as the first thing that catches my eye. do you have another pic of your Darling Husband in color that could go there and move the shoes to left?
and i agree with hisgoosiegirl about the last picture/page.
i love your first dance pictures, they look magical!
Post # 9
It looks like the image on pages 19-20 is going to cut you right in half! It also looks quite blurry to me. Did you blow the photo up to larger than its native resolution to get it to fit? You’ve got to be careful not to do that, because it will result in poor image quality.
Same thing on pages 21-22 cutting people in half. And 25-26, 33-34, 35-36, and 41-42.
The image on 27-28 also looks quite blurry to me. Maybe just take another look at it.
Overall I think you did a great job with the layout and picked some great shots for you album, and anything from Adoramapix should be high quality printing.
Post # 10
@hisgoosiegirl: Thank you so much! You’re right, and I love that picture too. I’ll definitely try to put it more in the spotlight.
@dynamic_duo:Ha. Thanks. I went ahead and completely changed the layout for that page. I liked the shoe picture, but in five years when I look back on my wedding album I’d rather see my husband’s face and his gm laughing than shoes in the forefront. 😀
@elsco:Nope, the pictures are all high res. I’ll take another look at the pictures, but they didn’t seem too blurry on my computer screen. I tried not to cut anyone’s face in half, but the book has lay-flat pages, so from all the examples I’ve seen the seem won’t distort anything too badly. I did try and flip the pictures or the layout so the seam wouldn’t run directly through anyone’s face. I’ll definitely look more into this though. Thank you!
Post # 11
Thumbs up! I have to say, I like that you changed out the shoe photo. It looks much better the way you have pg1-2 set up now. Also love the photo you chose for the cover. 🙂
Post # 12
@StarryNight2011:Thanks! I’m glad I changed the shoe picture as well. 😀
I’m still playing with the cover/back and some spacing issues, but I hope to order it within the next few days. Not sure if it’ll be in time for Christmas, but I’d LOVE to share with family if it does!
Thanks again everyone for all the suggestions and comments. You ladies are the BEST!