How to “present” boudoir photos?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I was going to buy the digital files and make an album myself, but like you I saw that it was really expensive. It ended up being cheaper to just order an album from the photographer. I don’t know how your photographer works. Mine invited me to her office to looks through all the pictures and pick out my favorites. Then she formatted them and sent me the file for final approval before ordering the album. It came out great! She even packaged it into a pretty box with a cute little bow.

I have scanned other pictures into my computer, and didn’t have any problems with it. Then again, they weren’t professional pictures, so I didn’t have high expectations. However, for my photographer, the prints were really expensive- just one 5×7 was $15. So to get enough for an album would have been more expensive than to order the album. But that depends on your photographer.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I plan on doing a book.  As you said, buying the rights to the pictures is really expense.  If you were to get the  5×7’s, where would you display them?

Also, isn’t scanning photographer prints into your computer copyright infringement?

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

double post

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

@coffeegal85:  Probably your best bet is to order the album from your photographer, it will probably be the best quality too.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Valdrine:  You can buy a nice album at Michaels where you can slip in photos. That’s what I would do with 5x7s.

For myself, I chose a BD Photog based on the fact that my $150 package included 25 pics (I ended up with 50 though) in a High Res version on a CD. I ordered an album from her but I was dissapointed in the quality. So I got a groupon from printerpix ($9 for a 8×8 leather bound album) and I designed my own book. I plan on wrapping a bow around it, maybe getting a small box and then I’ll hand it to my Fiance the night before so he can have sweet dreams (or should I say wet lol) and hot feet 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Yes it’s copyright infringement.  You are getting around purchasing something along with the rights to the material by making an unlawful copy (scan).

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

One of my bridesmaids was a photographer and she took my boudoir photos for me. Her wedding gift to us was a 5 x 7 flush mount “little black book”

Post # 10
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Newbee

WHEN are you guys giving it to your groom? Right before the wedding so the photographer can capture his reaction? Or at a different time in person to avoid any potential awkward sitruatiions? My wedding is soon and I can’t think straight….any advice?

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

I was lucky enough to get full rights to the photos.  So, I created a “little black” album for Darling Husband for our first anniversary.  He loved it!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@sparkellet:  Haha, oh gosh, I could just imagine. For us personally, I don’t think giving him the photos immediately before the ceremony would be very comfortable for him. Why not give it to him on your honeymoon?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m ordering a little black book from teh photographer. The night before the wedding we are spending together, and I am planning to give it to him then

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Either an album, or have the photos printed on matte board (or matted), and present them in a nice photo proof box.

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