Post # 1
There are sooo many beautiful pictures over 500! But I don’t know how to pick the best for my pro album. It only came with a 45 photo album. For every extra picture I put in, it costs me a lot of extra money to include it.
I don’t even know if 45 pictures is enough to tell the story. I’m realizing that I like the photojournalistic style. I hate all of our posed pictures for the most part. Then with only 45 pictures, I feel like I don’t even get all the vips represented in the album!
How are you guys doing it? Any thoughts?
Post # 3
Yikes, 45 photos isn’t very much. Is it possible to just pick the 45 most favorite photos for that album and then use snapfish, shutterfly, or blurb to put together a more inexpensive album that will tell the whole story??
What I did was start at the beginning of the day and then I kind of just went in order and let the photos tell the story. I also was able to have up to 5 or so (could have even done more) photos on each page though, so that made it easier.
Post # 4
I have my professional photo album being made by my photog, but I couldnt wait to make my own as soon as I got my proofs. So I made mine on my Macbook (35 pages cost me like $40!) And it turned out SOOO great! I recommend just making your own if you can..
Some other great sites if you don’t have iPhoto software are: Blurb, Shutterfly and MPix.
Post # 5
Maybe you can list out your must have photos and then your nice to have ones, that will help you narrow them down… but yeah 45 is not enough!!
Post # 6
I haven’t made mine yet – because the thought of it overwhelms me! That may be a Christmas break project…
Post # 7
I’m almost finished narrowing our 660 pictures down to the 60 our photographer will put in the album for us. I’m totally anal, so I started narrowing it down by creating a spreadsheet with columns for each type of picture (first look, ceremony, formals, family candid, party shots, etc…)
If you don’t like the formals as much, I’d suggest you use your 45 for all the photojournalism pics you love, and create a second album of the VIPS.
Post # 8
We’re going with a small professional album(20 pages $100+) that gets the main story out and we can treasure forever – it was part of our package. BUT I’m even more excited that we’re supplementing with a blurb book of all of our other favorite pics from the wedding and the shower etc leading up to it. We haven’t decided how formal or informal the second book will be but it could almost catelogue the whole experience because Blurb lets you add so many pages.
I think it will be a good mix and we’ll definitely do Blurbs for the parents and probably one for the honeymoon too – once you start, you can’t stop!
Post # 9
As part of our package, we actually sit down with our photographer to narrow it down. Since they’ve done it before, they help you pick the ones that will best tell your story. We were lucky, though, because we had almost double — 80 pictures — and even still we paid for a few extra because we felt like that wasn’t enough. So, is it something maybe your photographer would be willing to do? Or maybe you can narrow it down as much as you can, and then go over the ones you narrowed down with your photographer so they can help you with your final selections?
Post # 10
Yeah. I need professional help on this one. But I am in San Francisco and she is in LA…sigh.
I like everyone’s ideas about separate books. But it will cost me like $300 more to get the disk of my photos. I think that i got ripped off.
Their actual photos are great though. At least that’s my problem–too many good shots!
Post # 11
45 isn’t very much. Ours was 85 photos, which was just enough.
Why don’t you tell your photographer that you really don’t want the album anymore and see if you can use the ‘credit’ towards the purchase of the disk? Albums are a lot of work for photographers to put together and cost THEM money to order (a couple hundred bucks) so essentially by burning you a disk, it’s saving them a ton of work. They have to purchase templates and programs to work with and if you don’t line them up “just right”, you have to start over. So maybe she’d be willing to trade you, then you could order your album somewhere online and DIY.