Post # 1
Hey bees! I am thinking about getting an album through my photographer but they are super pricey. I will probably make some for the parents but was considering getting ours done by our photographer because I fear that I’ll never get around to it. We are 4+ months post wedding and I have yet to even start to make an album. We are currently furnishing/decorating our house and plan to TTC soon as well.
Did you get an album through your photographer or make your own? Why?
Post # 3
Photog albums are pricy because of the workmanship and the quality of materials used to make the albums. As of now, there are NO consumer albums on the market that compare to what you will get from your photog. If you are looking for something that will hold up over years and years. To the point your grandchildren will have something nice to look through, then go pro. Plus your photog will do all the heavy lifting with the layout and editing of the images so it’s perfect. It takes a lot of man hours to lay out a book so unless you are committed to work on something for hours and hours then let someone else do that work for you.
Post # 4
We got a Groupon for a pretty fancy album that we will be able to design ourselves online. The Groupon was $89 and that was over 60% off.
Post # 5
our wedding photos come on a brand new ipad so im just going to use that as our album, LOL! and we get them on a disc too so ill probably print out our favorites for some new home decor!
Post # 6
Check out adoramapix. I’m actually embarassed to say what my album cost $$$$, but I made my parents’ albums through adoramapix and LOVE them!!! I’ve had more compliments on my $70 adoramapix albums than my real album.
Post # 7
I made my own. I know that pro albums are better quality but there was just no way I wanted to/could afford an album from our photographer (note: we could’ve afforded an album if we went with a cheaper photog, but I much preferred to go with my first choice and do my own album).
I went with adoramapix. In my opinion they are heads and shoulders above any of the others (blurb, shutterfly, etc). Again, still not the SAME as a professional album, but an absolutely beautiful book made with real photo paper. And it cost under $200.
Post # 8
I selected that we made our own but obviously since the wedding hasn’t happened yet I haven’t actually done it. o_o The albums with our photographer were like $800 so it was nuts. I couldn’t see spending that kind of money on an album so we’re going to make it ourselves.
Post # 9
I also used adoramapix because there was no way I could or would pay what it cost to have our photographer do it, as gorgeous as they were. We got one of their new leather covered albums, which came out beautiful (and our parents got smaller, regular ones). I tried everyone before we did ours and I liked adorama the best (and we now have books of all our vacations from my tests. )
Post # 10
We are getting one through our photographer. After talking to my parents and my FILs, everyone said they still pull out their albums and look at them. We opted to put the money into albums (ours, and clones for each set of parents) rather than a videographer, because no one I know who had one has ever watched their movies! I am so excited that we’ll have one of those fancy nice leather albums!
Post # 11
Thanks! Ugh! decisions decisions.