Where to find a custom, high-quality album for photos?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 4
Member
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Bump bump bump!

I’m in the same situation, although I have no idea what the photographer priced it at, I just figured I could do it myself and save some money!

I’m curious what other Bees have done. 

Post # 6
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318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Bumping! I’m in the same boat, my photographer offered to do ours for $1,000 but I still think that’s waaaay too much! I started making my own on shutterfly, but I don’t think the quality is there. Hope there’s a bee out there who can help us all out!

Post # 7
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1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@lealorali:  My album came with my photography package, but I used http://www.adoramapix.com to make several small albums for our parents for Christmas gifts. It was pretty reasonable and they offer thick, lay flat pages. 

Post # 8
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205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am using adoramapix, which uses photopaper (not sure what you mean by no paper).  I haven’t printed it yet, but it is 66 pages, about $200, and has a ton of photos.

I love that I got to pick the layout and the pictures that were important to me.  It would drive me crazy having a photog do it — yes they could design something more “artistic” with all the best artsy shots but I want the photos that trigger specific memories for me.

Post # 9
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7070 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We ordered books from adoramapix, and while we’re totally happy with them – they aren’t the quality you posted above. That type of album is quite expensive to begin with, plus you’re paying for your photographer’s time spent designing it.

Post # 10
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3112 posts
Sugar bee

@lealorali:  I design wedding albums as my second job.  From start to finish (initial design, revisions, etc) it is very time consuming (time is money) and a high quality, long lasting album can cost your photographer upwards of $500-$700 (or more!  Yikes!).  Don’t necessarily picture your photographer retiring on the beach with an umbrella drink just from the profits of your album.  Just trying to give the professional viewpoint.

Post # 14
mswallabyBee
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

We *just* got ours back – we ordered it from Artifact Uprising, I’d really recommend the company! Love how it turned out, and it’s a little different from the other photo book companies (plus everything is printed on recycled paper – yay!)

Post # 15
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11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

while you caN design some decent albums online for cheap, keep in mind they won’t be archival quality that will last over time Like a professional one will.

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