Monday, June 11, 2012

about time.

It has been almost two years since our wedding (I know! I can't believe it either!) and I have FINALLY finished and ordered our wedding photobook. It arrived in the mail just last week and I have to say, I am really happy with it!

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The quality of the original photos weren't the very best (editing of our photographer... but don't get me started on that) but the quality of the actual book was wonderful.

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I paid a bit extra to get heaver paper and pages that lay flat, but in the end I think it was all worth it because the book came out great!

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I have written about this before (here and here), but I like to make one of these photobooks each year. It is REALLY EASY and a great way to display all of your pictures without having them covering every wall of your house. We spend so much time and money making sure we have cameras to capture these special occasions but then leave all of the photos locked away on our computers. Don't do that people... make a photobook!

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In the past I have always used Snapfish for my photobooks. They are relatively inexpensive  and super easy to make using their page designs. However, for our wedding photobook I wanted to go with a little bit higher quality. My friend Evan's wedding photographer recommended using My Publisher and I am really glad I did. Just like Snapfish, they are really easy to make but offer some higher quality options and run sales just about every single week.

I am pretty far behind with my books (I am working on the end of 2010, 2011 AND 2012 right now) but here are a few pages I have made recently.

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Because I really enjoy digital scrapbooking (I'm a dork... don't judge!), I have started making my own pages instead of using the templates supplied. It takes much longer but it is fun to make something yourself and I think the end product will be pretty awesome and very similar to a typical scrapbook... only better :)

1 March 2012- baby

10 March 2012- Toby

Well, there you have it folks. Let me know if you have any questions about digital scrapbooking or making photobooks!


  1. aw, love it Michelle!! Looks great!

  2. aw yay!! It looks awesome!!

    So I have to admit, I've been wanting to make a honeymoon scrapbook for almost 3 years now. I ditched the idea of an actual scrapbook and now want to make a digital scrapbook. I've made a template Shutterfly scrapbook for one of our vacations, and it was decent. But for our honeymoon (and, depending how that goes..everything else!) I'd like to do custom pages. I'm a little intimidated but really want to learn!! How do you make yours and what program(s) do you use? May I request a tutorial post please?? Pretty please :)

  3. Your cat is ADORABLE! I am glad you make albums of each year of your life. That is so smart : ) I try to keep up with pictures, but since I do this as a job as well as a mom, it is hard to ever spend time on our own pictures as well as the shoots I do! Darn it!

    I haven't heard of my publisher. When I see snapfish books I am surprised at the quality of the books, or rather lack thereof, but regular people seem to flip out about them : )

    Sorry about your bad wedding photography experience. It is a very hard job for certain. I am impressed that your photographer gave you images with copyright so you could make your own book. I require that I make wedding albums for the weddings I shoot.


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