Post # 1
Happy Saturday, Bees! It just dawned on me that I haven’t even thought about ordering a wedding album yet lol. Completely forgot about it! I had planned on making 4 total. One for me and DH, one for each set of parents, and one for my grandmother. I checked my photographers album prices and my jaw dropped!
Did any of you bees out there design/order your wedding album from someone other than your photographer? If so, who did you use? I’ve seen some websites like blurb and snapfish offer albums, I’m just curious if anyone has any experience with that. My photographer gave us a cd of all our wedding pics (high res) which we’re allowed to copy/reprint per our signed contract.
Any advice or suggestions would be great! Thank you, Bees!
Post # 3
I’ve heard great things about albums from Snapfish. I have never used them personally but my friend made an anniversary book for her boyfriend and used that site and the book looks fantastic. She said it wasn’t expensive either. Groupon has a deal for them every once in awhile.
Post # 4
I just ordered one from Printerpix and I’m almost done making one through MyPublisher. I’ve heart both are better quality than Snapfish and Shutterfly.
Post # 5
ooh I’m curious about this too!
I also was shocked at album pricing from our photographers so I knew I would be making mine separately but I have yet to as well! lol
I always see groupons for photobooks but I’d be interested to hear from other bees about their experiences in DIY album creating.
Post # 6
We got ours from Adoramapix and everyone was extremely happy with them.
Post # 7
You will never be able to buy a pro album as good as what is offered to the public. The manufacturing process is crazy because you are essentially creating an archival product ment to last generations. They cost the photographer A LOT to produce, they are not making much off them. Maybe enough to cover the time spend laying it out and retouching the photos.
Most consumer albums and books use glue and if you have ever tried to take a rubber band that is left to long it cracks. That is what will happen to the glue after a few years have passed. Also your pro is going to use pro software to layout and edit each image to it’s best.
That said, I would recommend only going through your pro for your album and get the other books from one of the consumer sites. mpix.com and adorama.com are the best in my opinion.
Post # 8
I got mine from shutterfly and i would say the quality is pretty awesome. They have different price ranges and give you so many choices of layouts and background. just a thought!
Post # 9
I would agree that the albums that are made available to the public will never match or meet the quality that is offered by your professional photographer. However if Price is an issue, which of course it is for most of us possibly still paying off our wedding day!!! Then if you do not have an issue with it not being as high quality do the research, there are many reviews even on this site about DIY photoalbums. A lot of Bees have stated MyPublisher and Adoramapix are at the top. I haven’t made ours yet but definitely will be looking at reviews. Be interested in seeing what you find. If you have the money order your album from your photographer and then order the albums for others from a public vendor.