Post # 1
So I’m finally taking the time to make a wedding album and I wanted to see what other people in the hive were doing for theirs!
Are you all doing a photobook or a tradtional album of prints? I’d love to know why you prefer either option and who you might be doing your photobook through, if that’s your preference.
As always, thanks for the advice 🙂
Post # 3
My mom is putting together a photobook for us. But is also giving us all the files in case we want to have prints made. Not sure who she’s going to use, but I can find out. We’re still waiting to get all the pictures taken pooled together. I think it’ll be a neat thing to have. 🙂
Post # 4
We are making an album through Somerset. It isn’t an album of prints (photos are directly on the pages) but it is much higher quality than a photobook.
Post # 5
Weh ave prints in a pretty box from the photographer, but did a photobook that is our go-to in terms of showing people our wedding photos!
Post # 6
Both..Our photographer is providing the traditional albums, we are going to make a photobook from an outside source.
Post # 7
@Mrs.KMM: Photo quality was definitely my biggest concern with the photobook route; is it somersetalbums.com what you are going through? Thanks so much!
@MercyK: and @Beebug: I think you ladies have it right, maybe having both is the better option 🙂
Post # 8
I have an album, which was part of my package. I created photobooks for Moms and Aunts. Waiting for them to arrive next week. I highly suggest you use Adormapix.
Post # 9
I will have some prints made for framing, but the bulk of things will be in a photobook. An album wasn’t included with my photographer; photobooks are cheaper; I like the look of the book and that the pictures don’t slide around.
Post # 10
I got PhotobookAmerica books for my parents, I made a mini Adoramapix book for DH’s Valentine gift, and I’ve had photos printed from Adoramapix which are framed. I’m still debating whether to get a flush mount album or not. I ended up with an extra photobook since one of the parent books had a minor trim issue on a few of the pages so they reprinted it for free. I’m actually quite pleased with it, despite the trim issue. I know the wedding industry wants you to believe professional flush-mount albums are “family heirlooms” that you can’t live without for the next 100 years, but I just don’t see them that way. Not to mention that I don’t have any children at the age of 41, so I can’t imagine who is going to be interested in my album when I’m gone…
If you are concerned about photo quality of a photobook, I agree that Adoramapix is a good compromise since the books are printed on real photo paper. That said, I had an issue with their Kodak Luster paper discoloring in the creases of my guestbook, so I would confirm with them that the issue was resolved before ordering on that paper. I haven’t noticed the same issue with their Fuji High Gloss paper, but it is really glossy.