Post # 1
So I literally just burst out laughing and had to share this with you all!
So my photographer just made a sample wedding album and offered to sell it to us. He wanted $900 for it!!! I literally just laughed out loud because I can go to shutterfly and get one for $50-$100 depending on what I want.
Post # 3
Yes but your $900 album is most likely a leather album with the highest quality prints, the best quality paper, 2 page spreads and and experts eye at placing all of these photos into the album with the best way to tell the story of your day.
I can totally understand why you don’t want to pay that much but there really is something to be said about a quality album. They are so so beautiful once you get one in your hands.
Post # 4
We were lookng at local photographers a couple weeks ago and I came across one who had a $2000-some wedding package, with a 44-page leatherbound album included — valued at over $1000!! I felt like asking him if I could just get the photography and not pay for the ridiculously overpriced and not-animal-friendly album since we didn’t even want it…I’m a graphic designer so I can make my own damn album for cheap with a perfectly artistic eye and have a cover I’m comfortable touching to boot 🙂 I just don’t see how a $1000+ album is a “value” in anyone’s eye. Needless to say we are not pursuing this guy further 😛
Post # 5
Is it a wedding album of your own photos? or someone else’s?
A lot of photographers don’t give clients the rights to the photos, so they *have* to pay $900 to buy a book through them! But I assume that you would know if your photographer was like that.
Post # 6
Well luckily I get the rights to my pictures. I get all of the pictures on a cd. So I can easily make my own book at Snapfish with a leather cover for about $75. I think I will go that route!
I just find it hard to pay my photographer $900 for a book when I already paid about $3000 for the wedding package.