(Closed) CD with copyright images or Professional Book?? Help!

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would definitely go with the CD. No question. You will want to have all your pictures and the ability to make your own prints.

Yes, you can get great quality albums online. Also, you could wait a few years and save up, and then go to a professional to get a book done. Since you have the pictures AND copyright release, you can do anything with them.

I don’t have any advice on the best online photo book. I would just recommend researching a lot. Take it in small chunks – like you said, it can be overwhelming.    

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would go with the CD. You could always hire a designer to make you a book in the future, or even just use an online service like PP suggested. With the CD you can do all your own prints infinitely forever. That is MUCH better value.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh, CD for sure. You could always have a professional put together a book for you in the future.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

CD no question. In the long run you will get more use out of this than a book. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Definitely the CD. You can get albums made anywhere! 🙂

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Agree with everyone else!  CD for sure!  If you were set on the album that he was going to do then ask if you can maybe have it done for your 1 year anniversary gift.  That way you’ll have the CD so you can make a more affordable book on your own and have a year to save up for the “professional” album.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper

i also would go with the CD. You can always get an album even in a couple of years if you don’t spend money on it now. You can look into DIY or making hiring someone else who can design it for cheaper. there are lots of options.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’d also choose the CD with print release. Like others have said, that way you can make a photo album at some time in the future.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@chh11:  use the cd. you can go to snapfish or something like that and make your own book 🙂

Post # 13
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Newbee

@vintagemodernbride:  Please don’t get the book from snapfish if you go that route… just please don’t.  Snapfish has the uncanny ability to make even the best photos look their worst.

@chh11:  Have you considered asking the photographer if you could get a discount on the CD if you just added it to the package with the book?  It would be all profit for the photographer if you added it on, and the photographer might be willing to offer it at a discount that way, which I would say would be the best value to you – having a great album professionally designed plus the photos on the CD. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I also vote CD.  We got both and I designed albums for my parents.  We just got our album layout for approval and I love it, but I also love the slightly less pro versions I created.  

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I would go with the CD. You can always get at quality album from your photographer later or you can design one yourself on a handful of websites (though the quality might not be quite the same as from your photographer unless you have a LOT of time on your hards or are skilled in design).

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

CD. There’s plently of other sources you can use to put together a professional book..and once you have the rights you can get prints anywhere.

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