Brian and I were married on January 27, 2006. But, as I mentioned in a prior post, we had our Wedding Celebration in December.
For the Wedding Celebration, we have well over seven hundred photos from the photographer. Add to that the photos that were captured by friends, family, and the table cameras, and we have quite the impressive stack. I have long intended to make a “wedding album” of our wedding celebration. I just had never gotten around to it. But then I received an opportunity to review a photo book from Adorama and I thought it would be the perfect impetus to finally move ahead with the wedding album. A friend of ours has a wedding album that was made by their wedding photographer, and it is gorgeous. I was reminded of it when I looked around the Adoramapix site.
About AdoramaPix Photo Book’s (courtesy of http://www.adoramapix.com/)
- AdoramaPix photo book pages are made of Fuji Crystal ArchiveTM Album photo paper, a professional quality archival paper with excellent resistance to fading.
- A Leporello page binding enables the book to lie flat for optimal display of double-page spreads and panoramic shots.
- Our edge-to-edge photo book covers are laminated for durability and superior longevity
I chose to do a square album, as most of our scrapbooks are square as well. They do, however, have photo books available in portrait or landscape styles as well.
After choosing my style, I had to decide how many pages I thought I would need. I could select 14, 26, 38, 50, or even 76 pages. I honestly have not even seen any other sites that offer more than 40-50 page albums! I chose a 26 page album. While I have enough photos to fill several 76 page albums, I do not have the patience to do so (hence, our wedding album was still unfinished four years later). I uploaded nearly half of our wedding photos to the AdoramaPix site in order to create the wedding album, which was relatively easy. We have DSL and my PC is not very old, so upload was quicker than I expected.
The hard part was figuring out which photos to actually use!
While I chose to work from a template, I did eliminate a lot of the text boxes, because I wanted the book to be more about pictures. You can easily add or delete photo areas and/or text areas within the book. You can also build your book from scratch, which would be a perfect option for digital scrapbookers who want to incorporate their digital layouts into a book. I did not have any trouble navigating the book creator program.
Once I finished the book, I placed my order and chose to keep the album private. You can choose to share your album either publicly or only with those that have a specific link. You can also allow others to purchase your album.
I was very pleased when the album came in. I had chosen to have our last name and the Wedding Celebration date put on the spine of the book. You can leave this blank if you prefer.
The album cover is our photo in front of the waterfall.
The finished pages look as nice in hand as they do on screen.
As you can see, the pages are actual photo paper, and not lightweight cardstock.
Fortunately, Grandma Hig was able to make it to the Wedding Celebration as well.
Overall, I am very pleased with the end product. I am impressed with the print quality of the pages, I love that the book will lay flat when opened, and the edge to edge printing is flawless.
And, much to my husband’s disbelief, I finally have our wedding album done.
The marketing team for AdoramaPix provided me with a complimentary photo book to facilitate my honest review. No other compensation was received. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and are based on my own experience. Your experience may differ.