Post # 17
I am a HUGE fan of matted albums. Here is my favorite album companies that still make them. http://www.queensberry.com/ They only sell to photographers but also lists photographers who do sell them outside of their client base. They are expensive and much more difficult to put together then a flush. Matts and prints have to cut perfectly. A lot of album companies stop doing them because flush albums have gained so much popularity and cheaper to produce.
Post # 18
We love our parent’s and grandparent’s matted albums and elected to go this route. It wasn’t an option through our photograper, so we’re putting ours together with the help of Sparrow Albums (they sell to individuals). We had a very specific idea of what we wanted for photography so we only have 42 images from our wedding and reception that our photographer gave us along with a disc, which is perfect for their 20 page album.
Post # 19
The other benefit to going with what your photographer provides is that USUALLY it will be something of very good quality that should last and last – if you just print photos yourself they won’t last forever…whereas the books provided by most pros have special processes to ensure your pics stay looking fabulous throughout your whole life and beyond!