(Closed) Photo book or Photo album?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Did you or will you do a:
    Photo book : (15 votes)
    54 %
    Photo album : (9 votes)
    32 %
    Like you Mrs. M, I still have done nothing with my photos : (4 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I am not married yet, but I plan on getting a photo book. For starters, I think it’s more up to date. Also, I tend to lose pictures in photo albums. Seriously, you look through the ones I have and half are missing.

    Plus I like how a photographer can arrange them to tell a story, instead of just putting them in order.

    Post # 5
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    8354 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I did a photo book for our guest book from Adorapix. They were the most affodable at the time and the quality and service are both very good.

    For our wedding pictures, I put together 6 albums. One each for his parents and my grandmother. They weren’t able to come to the wedding because of health reasons. I purchased albums that I could write notes beside and when I did theirs, I included 181 pictures; one of the pictures went in a little frame spot on the cover of the album. I catalogued them all and wrote the story of our day by hand by each picture; just put them in the mail yesterday.

    For ours I got the same albums, except I used 640 pictures. Instead of putting a picture in the front of each album, I inserted a little card that I made that says: “The Wedding of (our names), March 31, 2011, Album 1 of 4”, etc.

    I still have to write the story in ours, but I think they are turning out much nicer than if I would have gotten an album from some place else. I used Shutterfly and Snapfish to purchase the pictures from and the albums are only costing $8.61; not including the shipping to his parents and my grandma. I got the albums at Joanns on clearance for less than $5.00.

     

    Post # 7
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    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I do not know what the difference is between a photo album or photo book. But what I did was have mine created in what my photographer calls cafe style. There is a layout on each page with multiple pictures and in a lot of cases a scenic picture is used as the background for multiple photos. I will also be getting rights to the high-res disk so I am going to print all of the pictures 4×6 size and put them in leather photo albums that I bought at Homegoods.

    You aren’t a bad bride I just finished the layout on mine and I got married in August.

    Post # 8
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    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Definitely a photobook!  I hate albums and worrying about pictures falling out of them down the road.

    Post # 9
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    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    If an album means actual hard copy pictures then I got a book lol

    Post # 10
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    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    What is the difference between the two?

    Post # 11
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    8354 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    @kperry3: A photo book is like a hard or soft cover book. A photo album, you take your own pictures and arrange them how you want. The albums that I got have little plastic sleeves to insert the photos in; some just have pages and you have to get photo corners to attach the pictures or use photo glue to attach them to the pages.

    Post # 12
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    11327 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I have done a photobook for me, one for my MIL, one for my grandma, and TWO for my mom! lol. Hop to! 😉 Honestly its really fun once you just sit down and get to work. I used both adoramapix and blurb. Adorama is by far better quality, but you pay for it. I have a review of the two if you look back at threads I’ve started. 

    Post # 13
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    1105 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I did a photobook for me and then did one for each of my MOH’s, and my mom and MIL’s.  I did mine through shutterfly and I love them!!  Mine was an 8 x 11 and it actually was free with a coupon I had, but original cost was $37.  MOH’s were 5 x 7’s and I had a buy 1 get 1 50% off, so one was $12.99 and the other $6.50 and then our mother’s were 8×8 and again it was buy 1 get 1 50% off, so one was $19.99 and the other $9.99.  Everyone loved them and were very pleased with the results~~

    Post # 14
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    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I used Mixbook.com – Wonderful website~!!!!  Easy to use, and the quality turned out great.  Also, there are coupons online that you can use!!

    Post # 15
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    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Uhh, yeah, almost two years after the wedding and I haven’t done anything with them. I did make my photobook through shutterfly because I had a 50% off coupon, but then I missed the deadline. So then I got a groupon deal with photobook america for $35 for a 40 page photobook.  I just need to put it together.

    Post # 16
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    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    In that case, I would do a photobook! That’s what we’re doing, and it’s going to be amazing! She showed me a sample and it is journalistic style, with some pictures taking up two whole pages. LOVE it! I also love that they’re printed on thick photo paper, that is waterproof, etc. 🙂

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