(Closed) Has anyone used Bay Photo for wedding albums?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I would consider somerset as well.

How much are you actually saving?

The other advantages to order these through your photographer is that you will be guaranteed to receive a perfect product.  It’s a costly redo if something wasn’t cropped right, or the colors of the images were not adjusted to the color space and profiles of the lab and skin tones say look “off.”  Also, the photographer typically applies extra retouching to photos for the album.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love Bay Photo! They are located a stone’s throw away from me and all the professionals in this area use them.  I have ordered regular prints and metal prints from them and love them! When I was thinking of doing an album I was going to go with them, but I decided not to make one in the end.

They have some reviews on yelp and also some posts on their FB page.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/bay-photo-lab-santa-cruz-3

https://www.facebook.com/BayPhotoLab?ref=ts

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@userNEWBEE: I don’t work for Bay Photo at all.  I am a chemist.  I like supporting local businesses and have had positive experiences there my entire life.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@userNEWBEE:  I just didn’t see us looking at an album in the future.  I’d rather invest in something we will actually enjoy.  That’s why I chose a metal prints wall cluster.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Do they offer a guarantee on their color correcting?  That makes me nervous, with other labs sometimes the pic looks worse after they mess with it.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

So the masses can’t make their own flushmount album through Black River? I set an account up for myself with no evidence I’m a photog whatsoever. I’ve even been noodling around with their new software and like it a lot. I was planning on going with them for our personal album. Am I incorrect in thinking I could go through with it?

I too checked out Somerset but wasn’t impressed by some of their design options. It’s been a while since I looked into this, but the deal breaker with Picaboo’s flushmount was that they don’t do a very narrow gutter like Black River does. Many of our photos are landscape and I wanted to make use of a narrow gutter to have photos go across two pages. Didn’t see too many other options as far as flushmount albums the public could deisgn. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong on any of this.

Post # 14
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Newbee

@UserNEWBEE Thank you so much for your informative post! I wondered if with any of the sights you mentioned there was an online album creation service? I have looked at a lot of different consumer sites that have that sort of service available but I was hoping to get a higher quality album (flushmount, narrow gutter, etc..) Any advice you could offer would be great! My photographer is offering a coffee table book which we are getting and I was hoping to use their design and make a higher quality album for my husband and I. Thanks!

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper

@userNEWBEE:  this a a great post, i am definitely saving it! i have been trying to do my own research on flush mount albums and was definitely not as thorough as you! i will look into all the ones you mentioned.  have you ordered an album yet or decided which company you are going with?

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