Finding a go-to album company as a professional wedding photographer can be daunting. Albums hold a lot of meaning for a couple, and couples hope that they last years and years to come. Not to mention, as an artist choosing a canvas, you want it to elevate and enhance your work.
We did the work for you and narrowed it down to the ten best wedding album companies for wedding photographers. We started the process by reading reviews on Google, Yelp, photography websites, and photographer Facebook groups. For each company, we analyzed the strength of their customer service, website, and shipping reliability, as well as–and most importantly–album quality. If any company had recurring negative feedback, we nixed them from the post. In the end, these ten companies outshined the rest. We’re confident you’ll find the perfect albums for your business in our list below.
Album Companies for Wedding Photographers
We know what you’re thinking–Junebug Weddings makes albums? Also, aren’t Junebug and Photobug connected? The answers are yes and yes. And we’ve included Junebug Albums in this roundup because, after two years of intense research, design, and preparation, we couldn’t be more confident in these high-quality, heirloom-worthy books. The Archivist is a perfect wedding album, available in 12”x12” or 10”x10” sizes with flat-lay pages and a handcrafted presentation box.
Vision Art is an insider favorite, creating stellar quality photo albums since 2004. While their site does feel a bit outdated, their albums are sure to impress. These handcrafted books are built in the USA and are shipped free worldwide. Vision Art albums have several customizable features, including 19 sizes and 90 different cover materials. And their customer service has a great reputation too, just in case anything does go wrong.
RedTree is the go-to brand for hundreds of wedding photographers, and it’s easy to see why. They are consistent in just about every aspect of their business, from turnaround to quality. If you’re hoping to establish a lasting relationship with one brand, RedTree is probably your best bet. The only downfall is the pricing–these are definitely high-end albums, and the prices reflect it.
Based in Poland, QtAlbums is another under-the-radar favorite for wedding photographers. They use luxury materials to make beautiful albums, all with reasonable pricing. QT’s new AlbumWorks design portal helps make the designing process a breeze, too. You can also get 50% off a Studio Sample Album to see the quality for yourself.
Dekora Album Co.
Offering a wide range of products, Dekora Album Co. is a trusted Canadian business with lots of options. Past customers rave about Dekora’s phenomenal customer service and overall product quality. One photographer even detailed how she feels comfortable shipping Dekora albums directly to her clients because they’re that reliable.
Miller’s is one of the oldest companies on this list, having been in business since 1964. One defining feature they offer is free overnight shipping, which is almost unheard of in the world of wedding albums. They also boast a speedy 1-2 day turnaround. So if fast and free shipment is important to you, you might want to give Miller’s a go.
Nations Photo Lab
Even though they are a direct-to-consumer printing company, Nations Photo Lab still has many of the important features wedding photographers want and need. The business was actually launched by three professional photographers back in 2005. And since, they have accumulated over 15,000 five-star reviews.
Queensberry makes the process of designing and ordering wedding albums feel personal. Located in New Zealand, their team of technicians and craftspeople are completely hands-on–even reviewing image files before printing. Queensberry albums are all handmade, ship free to most countries, and include excellent customer service. What else could you ask for?
Few phrases hold as much respect as ‘Italian craftsmanship.’ Graphistudio of Italy has a reputation for attention to detail, innovation, and unmistakable artistry. They are the trusted source for albums for many of the industry’s leading luxury wedding photographers.
Black River Imaging
Lastly, one of the lesser-known companies on this list, Black River Imaging is the sister company to the larger Bay Photo Lab. Both offer photo albums to professionals, but Black River seems to operate with a more intimate and personalized approach. They also outline their environmental and social commitment on their site, which we love.
Frequently Asked Questions about wedding album companies
What is the best wedding album company?
There are several great album companies for wedding photographers out there. We go into detail on what each offer, but a few favorites are QtAlbums, Vision Art, and Red Tree Albums.
Where should I get my wedding album made?
Check to see where the company is located and where they ship to before creating your album. You don’t want to get stuck creating a wedding album that you cannot have shipped to where you or your client lives.
Where can I create custom albums for my wedding photography business?
Purchasing a wedding album through a professional album company will provide you with plenty of custom options for design, cover materials, paper quality, and more.
Where can I order a sample album for my wedding photography business?
Most professional album companies offer options for sample albums. Check out these companies and their sample albums in our list of the best album companies for wedding photographers.
We always want to hear what you have to say, so share your favorite album companies for wedding photographers in our comments! Looking for other photo products for your clients? Here is a roundup of our favorite Etsy photo boxes.
I shoot documentary, my work is super colourful and it looks amazing inside a QT Album. They have so many cover and customization options that they’re honestly versatile enough to suit any photographer’s work.
Thank you for a great, complete and honest review, Carrie!
Can we take the opportunity to ask you to include our workshop in your comparison?
We’re a niche, traditionally handbound, European photo book maker.
Granted we’re not cheap but I’m confident you’ll agree there is nothing in the market like what we do, certainly some of your readers will be looking for a premium option to treat their most demanding clients?
Thank you and congrats for the excellent work!
Great post, but I miss Folioalbums in the list.
You noted in the “Cons” section several times that the design solution providet by the album companys was “not intiutive”. Folioalbums customers have acces to A very fast and intuitive album design & sales solutions. (Including client gallery and album-proofing). The stand alone version of the album designer is compatible with all manufacturers and can be found here: http://bit.ly/1QjwzUy
Hi There, which of these are uk based? I’m looking to change suppliers and struggling to find something local which suits my adventurous clients. Sue x
Great List!!! Thanks for this post!!!
I have to agree with Laura Babb’s comment above. I too shoot documentary (with maybe only a touch of fine art) and my work looks spectacular in a QT Album. Their Hahnemuhle Baryta paper is beautiful!!!
Such and awesome list. We’ve worked with most of these companies. As photographers we used Finao, Graphi, Miller’s, Artifact. As founders of Banti Album Proofing , we have seen photographers using all of these companies. You pretty much can’t go wrong with any of them.
Can I just throw our hat in the ring please?
I find Vision Art cover design to be absolutely woeful and long winded. It is the main reason I don’t order their albums.
I made the mistake in putting all my eggs in one basket (Album Company) and after ten years and spending over $100,000.00 , I now have a problem and this tree does not bend 🙁
So i’m on the search for 2 or 3 Wedding Album companies and came across your reviews.
Your assume to take your time to research these album makers with your feedback and links to each company.
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These are all great choices and this article is really well done. For my wedding photography, I used Millers and GraphiStudio for a long time. However, I have recently switched over to a company that is new in the market…at least in the US, named Saal Digital. Has anyone else ever heard of them? If not, they are definitely worth a look since their design program is easy but completely customizable. They also are really fast production wise and the prices are great for the quality that get. If you are in the US, here is a link: https://www.saal-digital.com/en-us/photobook/
We are Heritage Photo Albums and it is not my intention to try to publish links to our site and I hope this will be moderated. Heritage have been making hand made wedding photo albums for many years now and offer a range of albums from faux leather to leather, silk effect, linen and slip in’s all at dedicated trade prices for trade professional photographers. I wondered if you could include us in your review as you do invite submissions?
You can find us at – https://www.heritagephotoalbums.co.uk/
You can also see that since we bought the company we have received 5 star reviews on Google and Facebook.
With kind regards
Wonderful list. I’d like to add US-based Black River Imaging https://www.blackriverimaging.com/. Very easy to design and order your album with free Cascade Software. Albums are handmade in leather, fabric, acrylic or metal in just 4-5 business days. Free standard shipping too!
have you tried flipchap.com before?
They are specialist in Hand made wedding album. also added variety of customization on the book finishing from pages, material, cover finishing, layflat ount sheet thickness, color and tons of handmade box type.
the signature would be the leatherette wedding album
check them out.
Do most of these do greeting cards too?
I shall explore but Apple have shut down their printing operations in Australia. Hoping to find a good alternative……
Hi Kerry! Some of the listed companies have greeting card options that you can look into for your business. I’d start looking into Artifact Uprising and go from there. Best of luck to you!
Loktah 100%!!! Their quality and price are unmatched. Surprised they weren’t in the list.
I cannot believe Zookbinders Albums isn’t on the list! I use them for selection, design, and albums and it’s been such a great experience. They also have editing (for photo and video) for when I get really backed up. Their quality is awesome, they are based in Illinois, and I am OBSESSED with their acrylic covers and metallic paper. http://www.zookbinders.com
I would not recommend Kiss Books to my worth enemy. Their customer service is non existent, they have failed to produce multiple orders, I was told multiple times my order had been sent, then a week later told it was only 25% ready, and when I finally received my orders they were often not produced according to the specs I requested through their website. Clearly the company is not being run very well. Avoid Kiss Books and save yourself countless hours of torment caused by their failure.
Hi Mark, thanks so much for letting us know about your experiences with them! We’ll be pulling them from this list until their service improves.
Do you know if any companies allow for a non-professional photographer to order a professional book? I was looking through these links and they seem to require that you be a professional. I recently ran into some issues with my wedding photographer. She’s agreed to pay for the book but I need to get it created myself. I have all of the high res photos and some design skills (INDD) but I don’t know where to have it printed so it doesn’t just look like a photobook you’d order after taking a vacation. Thank you!
Hi there! Junebug Albums allows you to create your own and is extremely high quality!
Do any of these album companies work with UK photographers?
I would say most, if not all, of these companies ship internationally!