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You might remember my review of the MyPublisher Photo Books from late last year — the quality of the photo book I ordered was top-notch and I was thrilled with the results! So, when the MyPublisher team approached me to test drive their new Premium Photo Album and Design Services, I was even more excited to see their higher end offerings.

 

MyPublisher's recently launched premium album offerings give you the perfect way to get a professional quality album without the photographer markup. And you get the added benefit of a designer to layout your book for you included in the service, so if you got a disc of images from your wedding day and don't have time or the knowledge to design an album yourself – this is a fantastic option for you.

 

I started by uploading my favorite wedding day images into the MyPublisher platform, and within a week I had my first draft ready to review! I was really impressed with the first draft of the layout and only saw a few little changes I wanted to be made — removing a duplicate photo I had accidentally included and swapping the placement of a couple of photos. As I reviewed the layout I was able to leave notes about changes I wanted to be made on each page, and save my progress along the way. It was super simple to do, and when I was finished outlining my changes I submitted them to the designer.

 

When I reviewed the updated draft I found all the changes were made to my specifications and I was ready to order my final album! I was taken through a series of options to choose from and add on to my album design, including:

 

Size:

Albums come in 8×8, 10×10 or 12×12 size, so you can choose the one that works best for you. All albums come with a base of 20 pages, and you can add on more for $10 per page.

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Gilding:

Albums can be customized with gilded edges in black, silver or gold. (This is currently a free upgrade, so I went for the gold!)

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Leather Color:

Standard black leather is free, but you can upgrade to a smoother, Premium Glove leather in a variety of colors for $30, no matter what size album you choose.

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Page Thickness:

The MyPublisher Premium Albums come with durable, rigid pages, coated with a protective lacquer to withstand the natural wear and tear of use over time, but you can upgrade to extra thick pages for an additional fee.

 

Layout Style:

Choose from the simple layout (left) or modern layout (right). I chose the simple layout for my album.

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Corner Edges:

You can choose to have rounded edges added to your book and pages for an additional fee. I chose to leave my pages squared.

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Cover Imprinting:

You also have the option to add cover imprinting to your album, such as your name and wedding date. You can do it as a blind stamp, or with gold or silver foil. I opted to leave off a cover imprint on my album.

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So, after I had chosen all my options, I placed my order for my wedding album! In about a week, I had a fun package arrive at my door and I couldn't wait to open it! MyPublisher has been crafting photo books since 1994, so they seriously know what they're doing, y'all.  They take great pride and care in creating beautiful books to hold your cherished memories for years to come! I was so thrilled with my album when it arrived – it came in a box for safe storage and protection which is a nice touch.

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I ordered the 10×10 option and the size is great. Not too big and not too small. Just right. 🙂 I loved the option to inlay a photo into the cover. Such a classic look!

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The gold foil edges on the pages just make me happy, and the colors in the album pop so brilliantly. I was super impressed and happy with the photo and color quality in the album.

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The thick album pages lay perfectly flat for a seamless look when browsing the album. Just look at those brilliant turquoises and teals jumping off the page!! (I'm still obsessed with my wedding, to be honest.)

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I love how the designer made this full wedding party shot full bleed across the entire spread. It's quite striking!

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Another look at the gold edges and corners. The quality of the leather and the weight of the album are two things I am kind of in love with. It feels substantial and important, as it should!mypublisher wedding albums (10 of 12)mypublisher wedding albums (11 of 12)mypublisher wedding albums (12 of 12)

Overall I am over the moon in love with our premium album from MyPublisher, and the process couldn't have been easier. I spent some time looking over it with E the night it came in and it was so fun to relive our wedding day through the pages of this album! MyPublisher offered so many options to choose from when ordering my album, it made me feel like I was getting a really custom and unique final product and in the end I couldn't be happier with it.

*this post has been sponsored by MyPublisher, but all opinions expressed are 100% our own.*

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  • Quin A

    I love the rounded edges and the full-bleed images. So classy!

  • I have had my eye on these books! I can’t wait to have our wedding and get the photos back. The gold edges are my favorite.

  • I love the gold gilded edges! What a gorgeous touch! I love how customizable these books are and I can’t wait to have our Wedding so we can get one of our own!

  • Autumn

    Looks great, I’m certainly doing my own after the wedding so this looks like a great option

  • Jane

    I love the gold edges as well!!!

  • Mace Fuataina Porotesano

    I absolutely love this company! A couple can design the book to their liking! Beautifully and exceptionally made.

  • Whitney Johnson

    I have been interested in My Publisher ever since Young House Love used them. I am so excited they offer premium wedding albums now, and the service looks great for someone who doesn’t have the know how/time to fiddle with the layouts!

  • Toniann

    Love how the quality of these albums look GREAT! 🙂

  • I love the 12×12 size with the simple layout, the rounded edges & gold pages!

  • Michele

    I love the photo inset cover with the gold edges and an ivory leather on the cover.

  • Jordan

    I would go with the round edges and modern style! I love these albums so much!

  • Sharlene Piscitelli

    I like the gold edges and the cover imprint.

  • I love the rounded edges, dark brown leather color, and gold pages!

  • Melanie C

    This will allow me to keep my purple and silver theme going!! Purple leather cover and silver gilded edges…would be stunning!! Thanks for this awesome giveaway and exclusive deal opportunity!

  • Kelli G

    I love the gold edges, and the burgundy colored leather upgrade- gorgeous, it would be perfect for our upcoming wedding, we’re incorporating so many berry colors

  • Lydia14

    I love how customizeable it is! Such a nice photobook with details that make it perfect for weddings and other special events!

  • Leah

    I’d choose the 12×12 with silver edges, black or gray leather cover, regular corners and probably the simple layout. Thanks!

  • Ashley at eatdrinkbecrafty.com

    Thank you so much for sharing this post. I have been married almost 3 years but my parents still do not have their parent albums (thanks to a BIG misunderstanding with the photographer). I have been searching for someone to make them and might try this! It seems so easy!

  • angelina

    I would choose the 12×12, gold gilding, grey leather, simple layout, and square corner edges for my album 🙂

  • Karen Alley

    Beautiful albums!

  • Baylor

    I love the rounded edges and multiple colors of leather

  • Priscilla Nicole

    purple leather and silver gilding! Im in heaven!!!

  • MsMaryMac

    I would definitely get rounded edges and a photo finish cover… either silver or gold gilding.
    My five year wedding anniversary is coming up and this would be so perfect =)

  • Danny

    Rounded corners, 10×10 or 12×12, thick pages, silver gilding & foil stamp to match

  • Dorei

    I’d love to get this for my daughter’s anniversary! Thick pages, Gold gilded edges, premium green leather cover! =)

  • Guest

    10×10 or 12×12 — silver gilding, black premium cover, thick pages

  • Krystal W

    this would be an amazing win! Loving this!!!

  • Haley

    I just bought one of our engagement photos to use for a guest book! Definitely going to order wedding photo albums from them too.

  • rose

    modern layout, gold edged paper, 10 X 10..

  • Hannah R.

    I would choose the 10×10, rounded corners, gold edges, and a grey leather cover.

  • dragonlady gigi

    Save yourself the trouble and use another vendor. I really like the quality of the MyPublisher photo books and the fact that they have an off-line application for developing a photobook. What I do not like is their customer support.

    I have been trying for about 6 weeks now to get a photo book printed. I get an error = 0 generated by the software but no one at MyPublsiher can explain what that means. I have spent hours on the phone with them and many many Emails. I sent in an Email with specifics about the problems I was having and recieved in response “Thank you for contacting the Customer Care Team. We’re very sorry to hear you’ve had an unsatisfactory experience with us, and will forward your feedback to the appropriate departments. MyPublisher is constantly working on improving products, systems, and providing a pleasant customer experience. Again we’re truly sorry you were unhappy with your experience with us and will review your experience to ensure we use it to improve.”

    They have no means for a customer to change their Email address even if that Email address is no longer valid. It must be forwarded to “the management team” and “it takes 24 to 72 hours” and only becomes effective when one places a new order. Catch-22 if one can’t place an order due to technical problems!

    Be smart. Use another vendor for your photo books if you want the photo book in a timely manner. Despite the fact that I will have to duplicate my work, I am in the process of creating my photobook with another vendor. As I said I am really disappointed because I love the quality of the MyPublisher books, but if I can’t get the books, quality is irrelavent.

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