(Closed) The Album Conundrum

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I chose digital because I wanted LOTS of photos in my album- and that’s usually not possible with a more traditional album.  Because of the thickness of the matting and the layout, you usually don’t get more than 20 images in a traditional album (unless you make a monster thickness one).  So I went with digital so that I could have hundreds of photos instead of tens of photos.

That said- I think you should do whatever you want!  Those albums look really nice.  I say go for it!

Post # 4
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596 posts
Busy bee

We didn’t want a traditional album because we don’t like the bulky look – we preferred something more clean and streamlined so we are getting a digital album.  Also, I’ve always hated the manual work of putting an album together but I’m not creative so the idea of making my album gives me a headache!  But if you like it, you should go for it!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2002

Good for you!

I think Martha Stewart’s products are acid free so you shouldn’t be concerned with fading pictures.

You seem like someone who will really enjoy the process of creating it too!  It’s so much fun to see all the moments again and again anyway!

Blurb has great quality books and I like the image wrap option!  What is nice about those is you don’t have to be a vendor to purchase them.  You can even make duplicates without any more effort!  That is a major bonus especially if you want to give a photobook as a gift to your parents or family.  I like that you can even create a large album and get smaller ones too!  You may have to rearrange or re size the pictures.  I’m not sure.

Not everyone has the time, desire or ability to put an album together and so hiring a photographer to put their time into creating one can be worth it for them.  Also when you hire a photographer to do it, you are paying for the images on the pages along with their effort creating each image in the Camera and in Post Processing and arranging the layout. (This can take months people!!  It is worth paying someone for their time and talent.)  How much do some photographers charge for a 8X10?  $25 or $50 or more because they take the time to create beautiful images that you will love. 

There are options to have real pictures mounted into gorgeous albums by photographers too.  The pictures are limited in number, but it is beautiful.  Photographers have to spend hundreds just to create these too! 

Post # 6
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1481 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I love this and was looking for something like this for our guest book as well! I love it. We were thinking of just getting a CD from our photographer because I love to scrapbook, but we are going to do both the digtal photo book from such sites like "ShutterFly" and the CD so I can order my own prints from places like Walmart to do a scrapbook. Are you into scrapbooking? It might be better than this book because it has top loading page protectors. But I love this for a guest photo book because Im looking to have guest write advice on the page. I will have to go to Michaels I didnt see this the last time I was there! Thanks!

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