(Closed) how much do you pay for professional wedding photo albums?

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

That sounds on the less expensive end.  Album cost and quality varies drastically.  I would say that 500, including design is a lower end album.  Higher end albums start at 800ish and go into the thousands depending on size.  And then there is the time the photographer needs to retouch the images and layout the album or pay someone else to do it.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@USER876: Agreed.

I was quoted $500.00 for a really basic album and $1,200.00 or more for a higher end album. I decided to get pictures printed and make an album myself. I purchased albums that I could write beside each picture, so I could tell the story of our day.

The total cost; not including shipping for the albums I made and am making was/is $8.61.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

That doesnt sound too bad.  Really depends on the brand/quality album that you are getting.  In another forum, I saw someone designed her own book and ordered it though blackriverimaging, and I think she paid about $500 also.  Not sure how many images it had, but its diy, so you can do whatever you want. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think we paid around $1200-1500 for our album. Our parents’ albums were less expensive.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

we’re getting two albums as part of our package..but if we were to get additional or separate it out..our photog a la carte cost was $1,000 for a 30-40 page album.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We went with a package that had an album included, but they are $1,700 a la carte.  Also, he was running a promotion when we booked him so we get two parent albums for free! (Same as our album, but smaller pages – I think they are usually around $500 each)

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

that’s cheap!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Ours quoted us $1200 for the album. We’re getting a CD with the rights instead. I would rather save the money, have all our images and make my own albums.

@noritake22:where did you do this through ?!?!? That is an incredible price!

 

ETA: nevermind, I’m guessing you did like a traditional album? Like sliding the pictures into the holder kind of thing. I’m thinking of doing something through shutterfly or the like.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@hisgoosiegirl: Yes, that is what I did. Both Shutterfly and Snapfish gave me a bunch of free photos and I got the albums on clearance at Joanns. They had been marked down twice from almost $30.00 each, and I got six of them. Each album holds 160 pictures on the inside and there is an optional window on the front cover for another picture or something else.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Check out AdormaPix for DIY albums too!

Post # 14
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Worker bee

We printed ours off at Shutterfly.  They may not be the highest quality but we are happy with them 🙂

 

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@dynamic_duo: try goggling “visionart album reviews” .  I did the same with black river, graphi, queensbury, etc… usually a bunch of photographer forum sites will pop up, so you get a lot of opinons from pro photograhers that have used a bunch of different companies and want to know how they compare to others.

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