Post # 1
My husband and I purchased all the images (and copyrights) of our wedding from our photographers. I am looking for suggestions for online companies to make our album with. I don’t want to do shutterfly or snapfish, etc. I’m looking for a higher quality/more professional book than that. Never had a book made before, but I scrapbook a lot and am a photo buff so I’m not too concerned with how "user friendly" it is. I am more concerned with quality (and price).
Also, any suggestions for companies to have canvases printed with? I have a few images I would like to put on canvas.
Post # 3
You can actually go to big name print stores like Kinko’s and they will print on canvas for you. We actually had several pictures my FIL recently took printed on Canvas from our local Staples, too; although I’m not sure if every store has these capabilities.
Post # 4
I have not personally used them, but picaboo.com offers some very beautiful flush-mount albums. They are not cheap, but they do look very nice.
Post # 5
I posted another thread about Somerset Albums, but now I’m interested in Picaboo as well for flushmount albums.
I’m also interested in gettting some canvas prints. Right now I’m looking into mpix or american frame. good luck!
Post # 6
Great thread, I’ll be doing the same thing!
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)
I created my wedding album with Blurb. I loved it and my book was beautiful.
As for canvas… I dont know of any online companies… just a local Montreal Company.
Sorry I cant help you more.
Post # 8
Honestly, the photo books off iPhoto (if you’re on a Mac) are actually very good quality. I did two books for a comparison – one off iPhoto and one from one of the top professional photo labs in LA (A & I). A & I was more expensive (not out of control) and had heavier photo paper in the book, but the image and color quality were pretty comparable.
I didn’t do canvases, if I did I’d probably go to A & I. I also had some prints done up from my photographers lab (I know I paid too much but wanted to do a comparison.) It was interesting how the color levels are slightly different with each lab.
Post # 9
I would say make an investment. After thousands of $ spent on the day, effort, energy, headaches. But you now have great photos you’re almost there, now is the time to close the deal and make good on a good album design and album. You’ll be reliving the memories from this book 10-20 years from now. I would not recommend an Apple book for that. I have those for memories of snapshots of the summer, not of photographs that cost thousands of $.
Albums are like white canvases, they can be unique and one of a kind in their graphical organization and decoration of the photos, laid out just perfectly to suit your taste. The array amount cover materials, styles, and design are amazing. Have you seen the acrylic line that are so popular nowadays.
Bridal Album are priceless.
Post # 10
I know I saw some cute canvases on etsy.com. You can put words as well. Not sure how they were priced though.
Post # 11
I would not recommend a Do It Yourself album. My sister tried it for her wedding photographs and it took her forever because it was so much work. My other friend still has the photos in a box in her closet intending to get to it – 7 years later.
A pic book is fun – but for everyday stuff. Places like Kinkos or CVS can print an OK photo but the quality of a professional photographer is much better. Isn’t your wedding album worth it. I’d say, save a bit of money and try to get that beautiful album through your photographer. I agree with John Prado. Immediate may be cheaper but the quality (20 years later) will be much better.
Just my 2 cents….