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MirrorImage Photography

Posts: 409

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, US

To my Wedding Photographers out there, advice on where to order good decent, resonable.... wedding albums... thanks!!!

Feb 14 13 01:17 am Link

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Phil Drinkwater

Posts: 4814

Manchester, England, United Kingdom

So they're not cheap but they are fantastic:

www.queensberry.com

Feb 14 13 03:10 am Link

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Richie Rich B

Posts: 1521

Largo, Florida, US

Google wedding albums or wedding albums wholesale and you'll have 100 choices. Make sure the company software works with your operating system and is easy to work with. Many have drag and drop options where an entire album can be laid out in a hour.

Collages.net has some typical books that are reasonable.

On a side note. Allow clients up to 5 simple changes on your layout then charge them at least $25 per change. If you allow them to change the layout at no charge you'll be making changes for a year! Once you charge for a layout change they're suddenly satisfied.

Feb 14 13 03:13 am Link

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MirrorImage Photography

Posts: 409

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, US

^^^^^^^^^^ good advice, thanks

Feb 14 13 03:38 am Link

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Hensley Photography

Posts: 363

Duncanville, Texas, US

Finao' and Forbeyon both offer great quality and good customer service.

Feb 14 13 02:55 pm Link

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Hensley Photography

Posts: 363

Duncanville, Texas, US

Hmmm....may end as a double post, if so I apologize but seems to not be showing up.
Anyway,
Forbeyon and Finao'

Feb 14 13 03:05 pm Link

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JGC Photography

Posts: 172

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

IMHO you should sell you client the best album they can afford.

When there friends come over and look at the coffee table and see something of creative distinction they will want the same.

Works for me

Feb 14 13 03:11 pm Link

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FKW Studio

Posts: 106

Kew, North Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands

I use www.graphistudio.com

very good color.

Feb 14 13 04:29 pm Link

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Beyond Vanilla

Posts: 1493

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Queensbury is the Rolls Royce of albums. Art Leather is like a Cadillac. You probably don't want to go lower in quality and price than Art Leather.

Feb 14 13 09:18 pm Link

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ontherocks

Posts: 23063

Salem, Oregon, US

we use collages.net (they have an easy album builder program) and adoramapix

we've had more luck selling books than albums

Feb 14 13 11:01 pm Link

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Albertex Photography

Posts: 16632

Mansfield, Texas, US

We use www.forbeyon.com also.

Feb 14 13 11:08 pm Link

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Velvet Paper Photo

Posts: 468

Lexington, Kentucky, US

I use White House Custom Color. 

Feb 14 13 11:19 pm Link

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Velvet Paper Photo

Posts: 468

Lexington, Kentucky, US

DP.  hmm

Feb 14 13 11:19 pm Link

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Billy Bui photography

Posts: 116

Humble, Texas, US

tooo many out there
You need to go to photography trade show in Vegas or New york (WPPI)
for now try to sign up with www.pictage.com  or  www.whcc.com

Feb 16 13 06:12 pm Link

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ontherocks

Posts: 23063

Salem, Oregon, US

we did one where we allowed unlimited changes and it did take almost a year. sigh.

Richie Rich B wrote:
On a side note. Allow clients up to 5 simple changes on your layout then charge them at least $25 per change. If you allow them to change the layout at no charge you'll be making changes for a year! Once you charge for a layout change they're suddenly satisfied.

Feb 16 13 06:29 pm Link

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Paulfolio

Posts: 263

Worcester, England, United Kingdom

these guys arnt cheap but the albums are trully beautiful

http://kiss.us/

and what a great name for a company

Feb 19 13 01:45 pm Link

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Paulfolio

Posts: 263

Worcester, England, United Kingdom

Feb 19 13 01:46 pm Link

Photographer

VW Photo

Posts: 383

Fremont, Nebraska, US

I use an Italian album maker:

http://www.graphistudio.com/us/

Very impressive, hand made, thick page option, variety of add-on products to boost sales. Free design software.

At first I was apprehensive to go to a foreign co. but it's been pretty smooth process. Shipping once the book was made was very fast. We also have a Midwest rep.

For $35 they make a custom leather brief case to fit the book.

IMO worth a look.

Feb 19 13 03:10 pm Link

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Jay Farrell

Posts: 13272

Nashville, Tennessee, US

double posted oops

Feb 19 13 04:22 pm Link

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Jay Farrell

Posts: 13272

Nashville, Tennessee, US

www.collages.net and look for continuous bind coffee table books, that's the best high end product for an affordable price.

Feb 19 13 04:23 pm Link

Feb 19 13 07:00 pm Link

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joeyk

Posts: 14881

Seminole, Florida, US

Beyond Vanilla wrote:
Art Leather is like a Cadillac.

Used to be the Cadillac, more like a Yugo now, imho...

Full diclosure:  Quit using them in 2005.

Feb 19 13 07:08 pm Link

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joeyk

Posts: 14881

Seminole, Florida, US

Check out a trade show at a local or state PPA sponsored event...

Also PPA.com

ETA: Wisconsin has a STRONG convention, it used to be in Feb, when we gave a program there...

Feb 19 13 07:09 pm Link

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MCPHOTO

Posts: 740

Duvall, Washington, US

I got one from Albums inc

Feb 19 13 07:11 pm Link

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Images by Flap

Posts: 13

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, US

I rarely get couples that want wedding albums, mostly just prints.
I have used blurb before and picked the best they had to offer and it came out pretty decent for not that much money. The ones I've seen posted on here are kinda high tier. You can also find coupons for them and sometimes you can see stuff on groupon.

Feb 19 13 07:31 pm Link

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Richard Klein Photo

Posts: 175

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, US

Art Leather is history now.  They were taken over by Professional Albums.  Leather Craftsmen is still in business and I have used PA and LC many times.

Feb 20 13 06:28 am Link