Post # 1
I’m finally getting around to the album 9 months later now that I’m on Summer break! Looking back at my contract I’m kind of surprised at what I agreed to: a 10×10, 20 page album. I’m thinking it’s too small. I’m definitely going to get a larger sized album, but I’m wondering about pages. My photog charges $40 for each extra page spread.
What do you ladies suggest?
Post # 3
Sorry, I voted before I read your post. Mine will be 50 pages but at $40/page, I would stick with the 20 if I were you!
*Okay just realized I mean 50 images, not pages.
Post # 4
@Natalieh86: I just changed the options since 2 ppl already did 30+! I wonder if I can work out a deal with her to do them for less…
Post # 5
Our album will be about 30-35 pages (60 images). Our photographer actually packages the album by the number of images vs. number of pages. He has a very clean and minimalistic style and when he used to offer the albums by the number of pages, he had a lot of bride&groom who would try to squeeze in way too many pics on a single page. So he changed his album package to reflect the number of images and the number of pages will fluctuate depending on the layout of each page. He charged $25 for each additional image.
I think 20 pages will be fine! 🙂
** Oops, I just realized that I voted incorrectly. I answered how many pages I will have instead of how many pages I think you should have…As my comment above, I think 20 pages is fine! **
Post # 6
I think around 20-25 is fine. Maybe you can have her show you some examples of the sizes, or go through your pictures and decide which ones you absolutely want in your album. If it’s more than 40 or so I’d say pay for a couple extra pages. That is expensive for 1 freakin page!
Post # 7
That’s a lot for one page. I would stick with the contract.
I made my own b/c I wanted more pages, and professional albums are always so small. I felt like I paid so much for those pictures, I wanted all of them!
Post # 8
I made mine myself via mixbook, but it’s 100 pages long. 😛 If I were in your shoes, I’d stick to the contract # of pages and then make my own later if you wanted more.
Post # 9
Pages (one side) or SPREADS (2 sides next to each other)? 20 pages is way too little. 20 spreads is usually around 40-60 images. $40 for a 10×10 or 12×12 flush mount spread is a great deal. Find the images you want and go from there… it’s your album… Put what you WANT in it 🙂 Whats right for one isn’t right for the other,…
Post # 10
I would focus more on images than pages. Look at your photographers sample albums and get a feel his design style and layout. Typically there are around an average of 2-3 images per page but there are exceptions.
Go through your images and select the ones you like that tell your story. From there estimate how many pages will be required.
I think 40 per page is a bargain. The photographer has to pay extra per page printed, and on top of that has to layout and design an additional page and retouch a few more images for each page. When you think of what goes into it, it really isn’t that much.
There is nothing wrong with a 10×10 album. If you are on the fence about it, again, check out your photographer’s sample’s and see if you are happy with the image sizes when there are 2-3 images on a page.
We have a 16×16 album and it is AWESOME, and has some fold out pages, so some of the images are 32×16. It really is a conversation piece but it’s so bulky and heavy it’s not portable and impossible to lug around. So bigger isn’t always better.
Post # 11
Ok I got more info. She said 20 pages is usually 65ish pictures. She said to start by picking 65 and if I can’t, we can see how many pages from there. That sounds pretty good to me…
Thanks for the advice!
Post # 12
@JaneyD: Sounds like a good plan. 65 is a bit light, but I think you can probably force yourself to narrow it down to around 80ish and tell your story. That would add about 5 pages…not horrible.
Post # 13
I am so late to this post but have to say, I am so happy there are other brides with 50+ pages like me (mine is just about 62!) because I thought I was crazy for having that many.
Also, collages are a godsend for getting more images into less pages! Don’t overuse them, but they can definitely help to add more.
Post # 14
My wedding album was only 40 images in a matted album. However, i was able to go back and get a professional flush mount album with 80+ images through EVER Album Design, http://www.everalbumdesign.com They sell to non photographers, so you get a pro album without the extreme costs. They’re worth checking out.