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When it comes to creating wedding albums there are quite a few options out there, but they are definitely not all created equal.
One that I can actually share personal experience with is Picaboo! I booked a photography package for our wedding that included a disc of images from our day so that I could handle the album situation later. I figured, why add extra money onto my wedding day budget when the album was something that wasn't urgent?
Well, it turned out to be MUCH later. I procrastinated about 2 years after our wedding before I finally got around to creating our wedding album. Typical.
I ended up finding out about Picaboo, and snagged a great deal in the process. (They have awesome sales!) I used their easy software to design my own pages, submit it and Picaboo printed and bound those pages in a premium, handcrafted, genuine leather flush mount album! Their albums lay-flat for easy viewing and have coated pages that are much thicker than your average run-of-the-mill photobook.
These albums are professional quality and cost just a fraction of the price you would pay for a similar album from a professional photographer. If you're into DIY or just want all the control (like me) then I definitely suggest checking out Picaboo!
I realized that for some crazy reason I never shared my wedding album here on the blog so I thought I would finally get around to it. You know, another three years later. Again, so typical. 🙂
Check out our wedding album below, designed by yours truly:
I ordered the Madison style book with the leather binding, and chose the black leather for the spine. I went with a black and white image from our wedding for a truly classic look. I love that it has a photo on the front and the leather gives it a really classy and professional feel.
As you can see the pages are hinged and lay completely flat so nothing gets lost in “the gutter” of the book. Love that feature!
The colors are vibrant and true to life. I really love how it turned out. I ended up adding extra pages to make the album exactly what I wanted.
Overall I was and am still thrilled with our album. I love pulling it off the shelf every year to take a look at it for our anniversary. It was such an amazing day and having this beautiful album to help us remember it means the world!
So if you want to try your hand at creating your own wedding album, I definitely recommend giving Picaboo a shot! Picaboo also has tons of other great products, including their classic photobooks, save the date cards, canvas wraps, and more!