Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Our DIY Collage Wedding Album

Since Daniel shared tons of fantastic photo album tips over the past two days, let’s continue with that theme, shall we?

Stephen and I did receive a professional wedding album, but I also decided to create a DIY collage-style book combining photos from both of our professional photographers, including my friend Damien, who shot our “getting ready” pictures, and our guests. While our pro album is more like a highlight reel, showcasing the best of the best, the Shutterfly album includes hundreds of pictures that offer a fun look at every aspect of our day.

I won’t lie and say that creating it was simple, because with nearly 500 photos to work with, this project took me a couple months to complete, and the finished 75-page 12 x 12 album cost well over $100. But I think it turned out great, and I can’t wait to give 8 x 8 copies away as Christmas gifts this year. Check it out!



Next, I'll share our DIY engagement album. Have you ever made a photo book using Shutterfly, Picaboo, or a similar site?

(Photo Credits: Damien Smith Photography, Alex Neumann Photography & Personal Library)

8 comments:

  1. Cute album, and great gift idea! We are nowhere near compiling our album - at this rate, that will need to be a project for the new year. We did a DIY album via iphoto on my MacBook for our engagement photos. The quality isn't the best, but the album is cute and serves its purpose!

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  2. I absolutely love my shutterfly albums!

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  3. WoW!! You did an amazing job!! LOVE it! I have never made an album with any of those...maybe I am going to for our family vacation to Florida next year!!

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  4. This is great, you did a nice job. I made two albums for the mom's for xmas of all the pre-wedding festivities pictures like the showers, engagement party, rehersal etc.

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  5. You did a wonderful job on your album!

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  6. I love it! You did a great job. I made a DIY engagement album through Picaboo and I was really happy with how it came out.

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  7. I still need to create ours! Its a work in progress! But I love yours! Such beautiful photos! :)

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  8. Wow! Cool! I made it into a wedding album!!! ~;o)

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