Digital Photo Book
Who It's For: Busy pragmatists
What It Is: A portable digital photo album. Shown: a Digital Foci Pearl white photo book with an 8-inch color screen, a soft leather-like case and 4 GB of internal memory. You can even play a slideshow with music.
Advantages: Portability and versatility. “A digital photo book fits in your purse, making it easy to bring with you to share with family members or friends over coffee,” says Digital Foci spokesperson Tiffany Guh.
Top Tip: “Organize photos by albums, such as welcome party, ceremony, reception, group activities and day-after shoot,” recommends Guh. “Over time, you have the flexibility to add other albums.”
Price Range: About $20 to $190, depending on memory, display size and other features
Bound Photo Book
Who It's For: Savvy DIYers
What It Is: A collection of digital photos printed and bound in a hardcover or softcover book, typically created with user-friendly software or websites. Shown: a Pinhole Press 60-photo Icon series photo book.
Advantages: Ease and affordability. “With a photo book, brides can easily create a beautiful, inexpensive keepsake of their big day in a matter of moments,” says Pinhole Press spokesperson Bart Robinson.
Top Tip: “Pick a simple style, and chose a color theme that matches your wedding motif,” suggests Robinson. “Simplicity will not only make your images the focal point of the book, but it will also make it timeless.”
Price Range: About $40 to $80, depending on the type of binding and cover
Professional Custom Wedding Photo Album
Who It's For: Sentimental collectors
What It Is: A one-of-a-kind heirloom created by a team of professional editors, designers and artisan bookmakers, plus the wedding photographer. Shown: the Denis Reggie Experience album.
Advantages: Exceptional customization and heirloom quality. “From the designer materials and fonts to the spine imprinting and cover embossing, every detail is specific to each couple,” says photographer Denis Reggie.
Top Tip: “Choose a blend of posed and natural moments — with subjects both aware and unaware of the camera — to tell the story of your unique event, honored for generations in a fine album,” advises Reggie.
Price Range: From $5,000, depending on the customization, coverage hours and photographer package