Post # 1
Because of the arrangement I have with my photographer, I will be ordering pictures off her shutterfly pro page and putting them in an album myself, rather than her doing it or getting a photobook. Does anyone have any suggestions for the best place to get nice DIY albums? I’ve never done any scrapbooking or album-making, so I don’t know anything about it.
I’ll be making 4 – one for us, and one for each set of parents.
Post # 4
Not sure what type of album you are looking for but shutterfly and snapfish make photo books, which come out nice. Not as formal as a traditional album, but wanted to offer something to get the convo going 🙂
Post # 5
🙂 Thanks for the bump! Unfortunately, I can’t actually order photobooks because I don’t have the rights to the digital images. That’s why I have to buy prints and go the traditional route.
Post # 6
Last try! Anyone use a traditional album – i.e. not a photobook? Where’s you get it?
Post # 7
Kohls and TJ Maxx are good places to check out. Every now and then they have nice ones on sale.
Post # 9
It’s not totally traditional, but, I love self-mount flush mount albums. They look a lot like photobooks but you do it yourself.
I don’t know anything about this company, but this is the type of album:
Here is a youtube video showing someone put one together:
Post # 10
I actually found the perfect one at jo ann fabrics but Hobby Lobby had a pretty good selection also.
Post # 11
We are getting a traditional wedding album included in the package from our photographer. I found one on ebay by searching professional wedding album. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Professional-10×10-Wedding-Photo-Album-w-24-mats-BK-/120680645383?pt=US_Photo_Albums_Boxes&hash=item1c19208307 There are websites that sell them too. Just try googling.
Post # 12
Usually photographers don’t give you “rights” to their photos in the sense that you can’t sell them or alter them and attach the photographers name to it, but you can still use the images to put together a book. Why would it be different if you put physical prints in a old style book than if you put digital prints in a printed book?
I don’t have “rights” to my pictures either but I was still able to get a book printed through an online service. Even if I hadn’t gotten the actual files I could have just saved the images I wanted off of the online gallery. Photographers aren’t holding your images captive, they just don’t want other people making a profit off of them.
But whatever, you can get nice cheap books from Ross to put physical prints in. Or of course places like Hallmark have books. Or you could google photo album and I’m sure there are TONS on Amazon and the like.
Post # 13
@kala_way: I don’t totally understand it myself. Basically, it’s a family friend who’s a semi-pro photog – she shot the wedding for basically the cost of travel. The way she did it was to upload all the pictures to her professional shutterfly site. From there, I can order prints or buy a digital image, but the latter is very expensive. But ordering a photobook from her album an option. She called and checked, and they said I would have to buy the digital images (which would be very expensive) to do that.
She’s a wonderful person, a close friend of the family, and I know she’s not trying to screw me (although it’s possible there’s a way to do it that she simply doesn’t know about). I could ask her to put it together for me, but I’d rather just deal with it myself.
Thanks everyone!! I really appreciate the feedback. I certainly planned on googling, but in my experience people on the Bee can give you more useful info.
Post # 14
Wow thats kinda bizarre that they wont let you order a photo book of your own pictures that you paid for. Can you request a CD of the pictures?
Post # 15
I am using blurb and LOVE it! They are pretty cheap and you can design your own layout rather than be forced to use pre-set layouts. And I haven’t heard a bad thing about them yet!
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