Wedding Album Cost

posted 6 months ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We went with the photographer’s album.  It was included in our package and, although expensive, was entirely worth it.  The quality is phenomenal and it’s guaranteed to last.  

Our photographer let us preview the album before it went to print to make sure there weren’t any pictures that we loved that she didn’t include.  She rocked it and we loved exactly what she sent us!

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

starfish0116 :  OMG all of this!!! This is why I am struggling! Making it beautiful, graphically balanced and cohesive is super hard. I want it to have a certain look and I really admire the professionals who can achieve these wonderful looking albums. It is definitely a skill and an art form.

Also, I did not know this: “Most of us, myself included, have our clients favorite what they’d like to see in the album. I tell my clients to choose their favorite 30-40 images and I let them know that sometimes I might not include them all and there will be times I pull in some they didn’t favorite, but they always get to review and make changes before we print.”

I wasn’t super thrilled with the color grading of my pictures (I think really hard actions were used) or I would have loved to leave the album making to the professionals, to be honest. As it is, I am working away on it trying not to lose my mind, lol.

Thank you for your insights!

drabbee :  I hope I am not hijacking your thread too much, I am so glad you posted this as it’s been super interesting!

Post # 19
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

drabbee :  Obviously there is going to be markup on albums or any products we sell, because at the end of the day we run a business and we are in the market of turning a profit. 😉 That being said albums are expensive no matter which way you slice it. Our cost for the album is hefty, and that’s before we design. It’s important to remember that not only are hours taken to design the album, I know for me personally I generally do additional artistic enhancements and minor retouching to images (as needed) that go into the albums I design. That is costly and time consuming. On top of that there’s the time spent cooresponding with our clients making any needed changes to design and then re-uploading completing designs for additional proofing. There’s a lot of tedious work that goes into album design. A lot of times we really aren’t making that much from album sales but we do it because we truly want to see our clients display their wedding photos in the best possible way.

Post # 20
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Worker bee

drabbee :  drabbee :  I made a beautiful hardcover book on artifact uprising. The book was over 100 pages and I think I paid a little over $100, but you can customize it to be paperback, less pages, etc. 

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