(Closed) Photobooks vs. Traditional Photo Albums

posted 9 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: Did you choose a photobook or an album of prints for your wedding pictures?


    Album of prints


  • Post # 3
    680 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    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
    13094 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
    799 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    3260 posts
    Sugar bee

    Both..Our photographer is providing the traditional albums, we are going to make a photobook from an outside source.

    Post # 8
    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    1297 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    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.

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