Post # 1
Finally got all of our photos! And cannot wait to make a wedding album. Thinking of using Shutterfly to lay out our book but wondering if anyone has any other recommendations. Or tips for putting together a book. Our photographer also has a package but it’s super expensive.
Post # 2
I used Shutterfly and Mixbook. I was happier with my Mixbook product and user experience than I was with Shutterfly.
Post # 3
I used Mpix and love it. I also used them to print all of our photos and they do such a great job. Their printing quality is phenomenal.
A photographer friend recommends Artifact Uprising
I laid out my photo book to tell a story. Some photos, really raw emotional ones, deserved two-page spreads (I got a lay-flat book so the crease dissapears). Some that are a sequence (first look, for example) has a lot more photos over the two page fold. In general I avoided small photos, except for a couple pages full of detail photos and guest photos.
My photographer is actually also making an album, we’ll see how it compares when it gets here. I think I’ll prefer mine, tbh.
Post # 4
I used artifact uprising and I’m super happy with the quality. We ordered prints as well as hardcover and lay flat albums. All turned out really well! The cover design options set them apart from the other companies in my opinion, though they are a bit pricier.
Post # 5
Depends how much you want to spend. I used zno.com (Used to be Artisan State) and loved what I got. Did a review on them on here.
Post # 6
Thanks! And btw, how much did you spend on your book?
Post # 7
I would second the zno.com recomendation, I have used them for personal books and the quality is pretty good, and the pricing is great. The albums available to professional photographers tend to be higher quality, but they also come with a higher price tag. I splurged on our wedding album, but do less expensive albums from zno each year for photos of the kids.
Post # 8
Zno also has a new user trial, so you can get a pretty steep discount on your order. http://www.zno.com/low-cost.html#fma
Post # 9
My advice is to go look at your photographer’s albums before you decide. I was all about making my own until I saw my photographers. They are in a completely different class, and I am happily forking over the extra $2k for the album now. It is print quality unlike anything I could ever find available to the public. I understand it is expensive, so my point is just do your homework before you decide 🙂