(Closed) boudoir album?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I didn’t do an online album, but I did order prints and put them in an album myself. Would you be comfortable doing something like that?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

If you want really really nice, go with mpix.

If you want like a book-type deal, go with blurb or shutterfly.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have the same problem – what’s up with the prices of albums? I’ll check out mpix for sure.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Dumb question, but how do you make an album? The photographer I looked at was also really expensive for any prints much less books.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

artscow.com is really inexpensive, but I haven’t ever gotten an album from there. They have amazing specials all the time, too.

I have used mypublisher.com and really liked it. High quality, reasonable prices. More of a keepsake then the other less expensive versions, I think. Also, there are usually discount codes through costco.com if you are a member there.

Good luck! I wish I had the guys to do a budoir shoot!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I think the Blurb books are the best. I made one for my mom for mother’s day last year and it was great.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

But does any site do other than the typical photobook? I’m thinking something a bit more sturdy.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Danish – By more sturdy, do you mean a flushmount album? Flushmount albums are actual photos printed on photopaper and mounted to board pages. Not many companies that produce flushmount albums work with the general public (ie non-pro photogs). These books are more expensive than press photobooks like what Blurb, MyPublisher, Shutterfly, etc offer. In press books, your pictures are printed on non-photo paper, typically using 4 color processing.

I know that mpix offers a flushmount, but I’ve never used them, so I can’t vouch for the quality. Mpix calls them “assembled albums,” and they are located in the “specialty products” section of their website (the books they offer in the “press products” section are press books). I believe Somerset Albums and maybe a couple others offer something similar as well.

You could also try a slip in matted album. Basically, the pages are photo mats that you slide photographs into. These albums also have thicker pages than press books.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’ve actually had the best results with Smilebooks.  I had books made with both Smilebooks and Blurb and I was rather dissappointed with the Blurb book.  The pages were fairly thin (even with the premium paper upgrade) and the photos weren’t crisp and clear (professional pictures and the same pictures used in the Smilebooks book, which did come out with crisp clear pix). 

The regular Smilebooks paper is a much heavier weight than any other company I’ve tried.  Also now they have the option to get books printed on real photopaper.  I dont’ think these are quite like the flushmount albums photographers offer that have photopaper mounted onto some thick, almost cardboard like material…I think it’s just the photopaper, but it’s still supposed to be ~200lb photopaper (their regular paper is 135lb paper)…but I don’t know for sure on that as I’ve only received their regular paper books.  I just ordered one of their books with photopaper, so I’d be able to comment from experience in a couple weeks.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@ gasiaraine – how did the Smilebooks photobook turn out?

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