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MirrorImage Photography
Posts: 405
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  Quote 
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Phil Drinkwater
Posts: 4,714
Manchester, England, United Kingdom


So they're not cheap but they are fantastic:

www.queensberry.com
Feb 14 13 03:10 am  Link  Quote 
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Richie Rich B
Posts: 1,521
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  Quote 
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MirrorImage Photography
Posts: 405
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, US


^^^^^^^^^^ good advice, thanks
Feb 14 13 03:38 am  Link  Quote 
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Hensley Photography
Posts: 328
Duncanville, Texas, US


Finao' and Forbeyon both offer great quality and good customer service.
Feb 14 13 02:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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Hensley Photography
Posts: 328
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  Quote 
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JGC Photography
Posts: 134
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  Quote 
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FKW Studio
Posts: 106
Crofton, Maryland, US


I use www.graphistudio.com

very good color.
Feb 14 13 04:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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Beyond Vanilla
Posts: 1,463
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  Quote 
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ontherocks
Posts: 22,209
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  Quote 
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Albertex Photography
Posts: 14,760
Mansfield, Texas, US


We use www.forbeyon.com also.
Feb 14 13 11:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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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  Quote 
Photographer
Velvet Paper Photo
Posts: 468
Lexington, Kentucky, US


DP.  hmm
Feb 14 13 11:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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Billy Bui photography
Posts: 115
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  Quote 
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ontherocks
Posts: 22,209
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  Quote 
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Paulfolio
Posts: 232
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  Quote 
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Paulfolio
Posts: 232
Worcester, England, United Kingdom


Feb 19 13 01:46 pm  Link  Quote 
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  Quote 
Photographer
Jay Farrell
Posts: 12,999
Nashville, Tennessee, US


double posted oops
Feb 19 13 04:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jay Farrell
Posts: 12,999
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  Quote 
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Kenoe Foto
Posts: 33
Los Angeles, California, US


Feb 19 13 07:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
joeyk
Posts: 14,583
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  Quote 
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joeyk
Posts: 14,583
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  Quote 
Photographer
MCPHOTO
Posts: 730
Duvall, Washington, US


I got one from Albums inc
Feb 19 13 07:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
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  Quote 
Photographer
Richard Klein Photo
Posts: 174
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  Quote 
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