(Closed) Printing Photography

posted 8 years ago in Atlanta
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

You can get nice photo albums made online for a fraction of what they cost to have a photographer do it.  I say save the extra money and use to have photo albums made. You got a really good deal, just make sure you get the rights to the photos so you can do whatever you want with them

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

For $800 we’re getting the photographer for 10 hours, an engagment shoot, and all the pictures on a disc (with the good ones edited).

I think if you’re a scrapbooker, do the albums yourself. OR make the album online (places like Walmart, Kodiak, etc…) let you do it.

I don’t think its’s worth the extra money just for albums.

It sounds like you’re getting a really good deal! I wish we could have 2 photographers. They get really neat shots that way.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I love mypublisher.com and the photobooks that I’ve printed using them. (I did engagement photo book and also parent albums). However, they don’t do flush-mount (thick paged) albums. I tried finding a place that could do them without going through a photographer,  but it was either too expensive or too complicated.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

As a photographer, I will say that starting out I got some MyPublisher albums and used them for personal use. They don’t last long. They look nice but they really just don’t last.  I’m actually really saddened by it because a lot of people use them.

Blurb is better for a consumer, but again, not flush mounted and you’re getting a 4-color press printed image (like a yearbook) not a real photographic print. 

It’s kind of dangerous to just compare prices. It may seem like your sister got a worse deal or whatnot, but the quality of the 2 photographers could be really different. I usually rec to get the best quality photographer you can, and then save for albums and other things down the line. You can always buy that stuff later, but they picture that goes in it only has 1 chance to be done right… 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I should clarify – the albums are scratched, pages are discolored, easily creased.. it is just in overall poor condition from shelf sitting… 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

OMG who is the photographer that is doing that for $1000?

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

i’ve used blurb in the past (scrapbooker here too!) and have been okay with the quality, but KLP2010 is right, they don’t last. colors fade, pages don’t hold up and it’s just not good enough for my wedding photos. plus they’re not real photographic prints so the colors just don’t come out right…or maybe i’m being really picky. we decided to go with teh flush mount albums with the photog because i don’t want to have a dinky album after paying so much to get those beautiful photos.

Post # 11
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Worker bee

if i were you, i’d just make the prints myself since you’re comfortable doing it anyway. for the extra $800 – i can’t imagine that the “quality” of the albums is that great. fyi, i am a photographer… (though not a wedding one) but the ones I offer clients are high end, and my “cost” for the number of albums you listed far suceeds that, not including the labor, which is really time consuming as well.

i know that everyone has a budget, and priorities, but I agree with KPL – is that you should all the other stuff such as albums, prints, can be done later one, but the “good picture” is only day of, so I’d go with the best you could afford.

that being said, there is a wide “range” of pricing out there. $1000 seems low to me, but if you are satisfied with the portfolio, then I think it’s a great deal. 🙂 However, know that having just 1 photographer will limit your shots. Having 2 helps with having 1 person with the groom, 1 with the bride, etc ~ as well as different “angles” of the reception, and ceremony. when I was choosing a photographer, I ended up not going with one because of the fact it was just 1 person.

 

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