Post # 1
I’m working on our photo book in iPhoto as we speak. It’s been a long process but I’m like 3/4 of the way through. I just went to add a page and saw that I’m already up to 75. I anticipate another 20 or so pages until I’m done. Considering this is my first rodeo, I don’t know if that’s wayyy too big or not. What do you think? How many pages were in your photo books?
ETA: It’s a hardcover book, if it matters.
Post # 3
Mine was 26. Sounds like you need to edit.
Post # 4
i think that is on the bigger side than the “norm”. But i say who cares. its your book, your pictures. why compare to what other people have who aren’t going to have anything to do with your book!
I only think its on the big side because my photographer offered me an album for $500 and it would lile 20 or 30 pages – using 70-80 pictures! And from doing all my research on here and photobook sites, that seems common for wedding albums. But i really find that too little. Especially after making my parent albums last week, i KNOW mine will be above 50 pages. i prefer more pages than cluttered pages. So for my wedding and TTD album, I anticipate having around 80 pages. I guess if i go with adoramapix, i will have 76 as that is highest i can go.
maybe i will look into this iphoto? i haven’t heard of doing album through “i” anything before! are they lay flat pages?
and what size dimensions is your album?
Post # 5
That sounds like a LOT of pages. I’ve browsed through a lot of books to get ideas and stuff, and honestly after an album gets past 40 or so pages, I get kid of bored of looking at it. It could be that its a strangers albums, but when they get that long, a lot of times I find they put way too many similar pictures, or like every bridesmaid getting ready, then even bm walking down, and every bm in the ressessional with gm, and every couple being introduced…. I think the main album should be highlights and not reliving every single moment with every key player. ETA: I just did a parent album and it was 30 pages. My phogos album is 40, and she wanted to limit to 80-90 pictures.
Post # 8
i ordered mine and it sucks. only 12 pages… my bad
Post # 9
@dynamic_duo: yeah, I realized that too! Mine’s going to be pushing 75 pages I bet.
@UpstateCait: Go with however many pages makes you happy – the book is for you, not anyone else!
Post # 11
@pinkshoes: i was sort of thinking about this today. while the album is for us, i also imagined showing to some friends/family when they come over. and so i imagined it would take a long time to get through 80 pages! I am also considering doing 2 albums – one for wedding and one for TTD. But that might actually be more expensive. But i also think then that if when other people are looking at it and they get bored before they get to the TTD pics, who cares! those were just for me and Darling Husband. I will ultimately decide how many pages when i am actually in the process of making it and how i feel like designing each page. but for sure it will be 50 and up.
Post # 12
@UpstateCait: if you want to cut pages, i am sure you can though. For my first parent album, i had to limit the wedding photos to about 32 pages, and i so i just had to keep going back and rearranging photos and re-evaluating what was really necessary to tell the story. it takes time to do it i found, but it is possible. every time i looked at the album i made changes.
Post # 13
@dynamic_duo: well if you’re adding different things like TTD, and your at home reception, and the context is changing every 20-30 pages, then I can see having 50+ pages and it not getting boring since its essentially 2-3 books just combined into one. But if its 50+ pages of JUST the wedding day… i think its hard for it to not to get repetitive.
Post # 14
@pinkshoes: well for our parents i did the wedding, the AHR, and the whole week in Jamaica. for DH’s parents we did this in 50 pages. For my mom, we did it in 76 pages (i had more things to include for my mom like getting ready photos and more Bridesmaid or Best Man shots since my sister was Maid/Matron of Honor and she knows the rest of the bridal pretty well, and her granddaughter/my niece was my flower baby!).
But for OUR album, i was thinking to do one album for wedding + TTD only – basically the pro photos i got in Jamaica. Then I would do a smaller, less expensive one for AHR. I could probably do my AHR in 25 pages or less. So when I say 50 and up, i meant only for wedding + TTD. I imagine the wedding being 50 pages and the TTD being 25ish. The wedding in Jamaica portion of my mom’s album was 48 pages.
ETA: i guess it depends how many pics you put on each page? I really tried with the parent albums not to clutter them too much and even so, the feedback i got was less pictures per spread. and some of my favorite 2-page spreads i did had only 1 – 4 pictures. So if more pages were like that, then i would imagine also needing more pages to get all the pics in I want. I also see this as an advantage to NOT going with your photographer, you don’t have to limit yourself so much. But i understand there is a balance between not limiting and going overboard. This is also why I did the parent albums first. I wanted to “test” them.
Post # 15
@UpstateCait: I think you should make a wedding album that makes you happy. If it has a lot of pages that’s ok.
To answer your question, I put together our wedding album with 50 pages and about 200 photos. Both parents books have 38 pages and about 85 photos. The pro photographers (and maybe some brides too) would object, but I don’t mind multiple photos on a page.