(Closed) Not getting an album?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

Hi! I decided not to get an album either.  My photographer has a customizable package, and my FH and I wanted to pay for the photographer’s style and talent.  We are getting retouched digital copies of all the shots and I figure we can get an album at a later date. 

Post # 4
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4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I’m not getting an album, and I’m not worried. If you have just a little bit of photo editing ability and you can get your high-res images digitally, there are lots of sites where you can print your own for under $50 (sometimes under $30!).

Basically, if you have the images, you can get your album any time you want. No worries!

Post # 5
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88 posts
Worker bee

We also decided not to get an album.  While we have the option to choose one later, we don’t think we would ever look at it.  We get all of our images right away and will frame the pictures we love.  We can always make our own album or go back to the photographer. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I will be passing on an album is possible and printing one myself (it is way cheaper, usually than the photographer’s album and then you have full creative control of your album then). You can order one through apple using iPhoto, and they are beautiful.

However, Mr Mini also has professional photo printing equipment, so we can print was cheaper than most people can, so we are looking for a package that gives us full digital retouched photos and no printed products.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We skipped the album and instead got full rights to our pictures.  We’re making some books right now on Blurb that are customized to exactly what we want.  It’s sooooo much cheaper!

Post # 8
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199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We did the same thing – we thought that spending our photo budget on great quality photos was the way to go.  We could always save up and create our own album.

Post # 9
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Newbee

If you’ve bought the rights to your photos, blurb.com is the way to go for a DIY high quality archival photo book. Snapfish, Shutterfly, Kodak, and Winkflash have similar services as well. For the price of one "professional album", you could get ten times as many DIY photo books with 100+ pages instead of 24.

Post # 10
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267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington

As much as I want to opt for a cheaper option, I really think a professional album is truly worth it.  The quality, craftsmanship and the design time spent on it are truly worth it (especially when they are flush mount).  Although, we are using MPix for our engagement photos and for the b-pics for my fiance.  It really depends on what you are looking for and what you are okay with.  If you want a press printed/coffee table style book, then go for it!!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

I’m a fan of the photobooks so we’re opting for that instead of a professional album. I am creating a regular photo album though, but using prints from shutterfly

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

We didn’t order an album through our photographer.  We did get a CD with all the images and are going to put together our own album ourselves.  I liked this option because it allowed us the freedom to put everything together AND save money.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We’re not going to be purchasing an album from our photographer, because we’d prefer to make it ourselves. =) My fiance’s mom is a scrapbooker, and I love crafting, so we’re going to make it a family bonding moment. ^.^

Post # 14
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213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

If i wasn’t going to get an album from our photographer this is what I would do for us.  Its already what we’re doing for our parents. 

 

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/our-guestbook-is-finished-if-you-want-to-see-it

 

I made that book with our engagement pictures and its a beautiful hard cover book with dust jacket (although I’d do a different style for an album) and you can have as many pages as you want.  That one was only $40/45 including shipping..

 

I hope that helps you!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We also will not be ordering an album. It is just a little too much for us right now. We will, however, get our pictures on a disc so we can do what we please.

My boss is actually a photographer with equipment so I may request him to help us if we wish to get a book printed or something similar.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We aren’t ordering an album because I’d prefer to pick and choose our photos. My sister actually ended up with VERY poor quality and images in her photographs. It would have been a HUGE waste of money if we opted for an album. Thank goodness we didn’t!

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