Post # 1
So its going to be another 600$ to get a photo book, so my fiance came up with another idea, and curiuos if anyone else has done this idea and if they regret it or they like it.
So he suggested that we buy one of those photo frames that is digital and changes pics every 30 secs or so. This way it can display all of our photos instead of just like 50 in a book.
Any one done anything like this?
Post # 3
That would be cool, my boss has one in his office that scrolls through all their family pics. But if you really want an album, why not go through somewhere like Adoramapix? Great quality, thick lay flat pages for under $200 and you can design it yourself. Yeah, it won’t be the same super-professional quality of a photographer’s photo album, but I love ours and don’t regret not dropping the extra $1K for the photographer’s album.
Post # 4
I’ve been wanting to buy one of those frames just to have and put all kinds of pics into. I’m not sure if I would JUST have that to show off my wedding pictures, though. It surprised me how many people wanted to see a photo album and it’s a great keepsake for future generations (I would go through my parents and grandparents wedding photo albums).
Have you thought about creating your own photo album through the online programs? I used Adoramapix for the parents photo albums; they turned out beautifully and were around $330 total with a discount they were offering at the time ($215 ea. regularly priced). There’s MANY other sites that you can check out and research.
Post # 5
I love digital picture frames, not just for wedding pics, but vacation, family, friends… everything. I don’t think it’s a substitute for flipping through an album though (sometimes it’s just nice to pick up an album and look through it – not that it happens very often).
Post # 6
I have a digital frame in my office and I love it. I would think about doing an album on your own. That way you will have something.
Post # 7
I’ve actually been married for almost four years, and I still haven’t started working on my wedding albums. I even have one of those electronic picture frames of which you speak — but, it’s still in the box!
The most important thing, if you haven’t already done so, is to purchase the rights to your images. You can have your albums created at any time in the future.
Post # 8
Reading through this comments, especially about how future generations will look back at the album, made me think of something I hadn’t really considered. Wedding CDs and DVDs and other digital media are still relatively new, and no one knows how they are going to hold up for decades to come. Technology may change so much that our current DVDs may go the way of VHS tapes… pretty soon there just won’t be any way left to play them. My point? Even if you just get prints done and put them in a regular album yourself, you should have your wedding photos on something tangible, not just digital! Particularly because someday they will be very important to your children, and your grandchildren, etc, and you don’t want to have them rely on outdated technology to be able to see them.
Post # 9
Wow! had never heard of this website! thank you!!!
Post # 10
We don’t have money in our budget for a phot album right now but I plan to create one a site like SnapFish or somehting and get their highter quality covers/pages.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I have a digital frame for my office… if Mr. LK ever gets around to loading the photos for me. I’ve only been asking for his help for 14 months, so yeah….
We will eventually have our photographer make us a pro flushmount album. I just adore the albums of our friends. But for now I have my photobook from AdoramaPix and it does the job. I like having something physical to hold. Maybe I’m just a touch old fashioned.
Post # 12
@Jen51287: I think that’s a great idea but I would also look into what the other Bee’s said and make your own album. I would worry if you don’t keep up with the times, eventually you’ll want to show your grandchildren the picture and might not be able to. We bought the digital negatives to our photos and made our own books through Shutterfly. I waited until they were 50% off and then I did a search for coupons online on top of that. Just a few thoughts 🙂