(Closed) Married Bees: Who’d you choose for your photo book?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are using blurb for our parent albums. We should be geting our pro album from the photog.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Oh my goodness, just got our E-pics and was just thinking this exact same thing! Glad you posted! I’ll be lurking 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had my wedding album and parents album done through my photographer.  But I made an extra book through Mypublisher.com for the grandparents which was a pretty easy, straightforward experience.  I don’t think it really compares to a professional album, but it’s still pretty good quality, better than Snapfish or Kodak.  Once you enter your email address for registration, they send you coupons and discounts multiple times a week. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I use Shuttefly, I did our album as well as our parents with them and was quite happy. There are lots of cover and page layout options, you can add as many extra pages as you like. I actually used them for our photo guest album as well!

I found it really user friendly and there are *always* deals on {sign up for their emails}. I think ours were something like buy one and get the rest half off… anyway, they frequently have really good deals {I got a bunch of free prints just for creating an online album!}

You can see a shot of our guestbook in action here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dsgndbyrj/4274501756/in/set-72157610708316994/

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I used Photobook America for my parents’ albums as a trial for ours but wasn’t totally crazy about my experience with the company. The books look good and the quality is great but there were a couple issues that make me hesitate to order our album from there.

I am making our honeymoon album on Adoramapix and hopefully will like it enough to make our own wedding album there too. I’ve heard really good reviews about the company and quality.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

The review of a ton of photobook sites that bRooklynRocks posted is wonderful!  Such a help when choosing where to use.

I used AdoramaPix and think my photobook turned out amazing!  I was highly impressed! (Were you referrring to me in your post bRooklynRocks?)  Here is the thread I made about the process with pictures of my final book: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/my-awesome-adoramapix-photobook-lots-of-pics

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We went with Shutterfly for the parent albums, and the print quality was just fine.

But for our own album, we’re using Blurb because I’ve heard the print quality is a little better, and you can completely customize the page designs, which was important to me. 

We haven’t yet order our album … we’re still working on it … a year later!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I did a bunch of research and we ended up going with MyPublisher.  I think they had the best quality and decently priced – without going into the hundreds!  They have coupons/deals all the time!  We got 40% off and then BOGO (for parents album).  $96 for ours and $35 for each of theirs. 

We got ours this past week and I was very happy.  The quality is amazing and it was so easy to make!

You can even get $20 if you’re a first time user/refer a friend.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve been using Picaboo, a program that you download for free to make your photobooks and then order through their site to print.  A couple main advantages of this over Shutterfly (who i love and have been a faithful customer for years!) is that there are actually even more layouts and background options, plus (and this is the big one) you can edit the layouts to your hearts content!  really, the layout options can be looked at as just starting points.  you can move photos around, resize, and same with the captions.  you can add areas of text, resize them, rotate them, whatever!  There are also more book styles to choose from, from the basic fabric covered window cover, to the photo printed cover, to really nice covers with a matted framed photo, although they can get expensive.  Plus, since it’s downloaded on your computer, you don’t have to upload all your photos to a website, you pull them straight from your photos folder.  however a couple possible cons (depending on your preferences) are they only offer 8.5×11 sized books, and there are only 2 options for frames around your photos: a white border or none.  Shutterfly has alot of different options for borders or frames for your photos.  I have been loving it tho!  My friend’s mom made our guest book with it (using our E photos) and I made my bachelorette photobook with it and our honeymoon book, so once i make the weddings book too they’ll all sit nicely together.  I should say wedding bookS, since they only allow 100 pages max and i just couldn’t fit everything into one book lol!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

After reading all the reviews, I decided to go with Adoramapix.  I am still working on designing the book- life just keeps getting in the way, and I can’t get myself motivated.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I used Adoramapix for my boudoir photos and am thrilled with how well it came out – really nice quality

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My photographer included an album in his package price, but when we get the images from him (they are still being held hostage as he’s hoping to make more $ off us) we are going to make an awesome album for us and our parents, not sure where yet!

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