The Best Album Companies for Wedding Photographers

Photo by Carrie J. Photography

For some reason, there aren’t a ton of reviews out there when it comes to wedding photo album companies. No Google, Facebook, or Yelp reviews to point photographers in the right direction. That said, it’s no wonder so many photographers end up working with several different companies before finding the perfect one for their business. Personally, I think this user information should be more available so that wedding photographers don’t have to go through this whole trial and error process. I’ve spent a few weeks coming up with this list of recommended album companies for wedding photographers and scouring the internet and Facebook to give you guys pros and cons for each company. Here’s to finding the album company that truly matches your brand!

Artifact Uprising

Pros: High-quality flat lay albums and great customer service

Cons: Expensive, final prints may have muddy tones, and some people have reported bugs with the album builder. Also, Artifact Uprising has their pricing online for everyone to see

Learn more: https://www.artifactuprising.com/wedding/photo-albums

Kiss Books

Pros: Reasonably priced and great quality. Kiss also has an album builder with their free account

Cons: Design options are more simple and clean, which isn’t necessarily a con if that’s what you’re looking for!

Learn more: https://www.kiss.us/

QT albums

Pros: Beautiful albums built for fine art photographers and affordably priced

Cons: If you shoot a different style of photography, these albums might not fit your aesthetic

Learn more: http://qtalbums.com/

Red Tree Albums

Pros: Great quality, neutral and clean album designs

Cons: Pricing is steeper than other album options

Learn more: http://www.redtreealbums.com/

ZNO

Pros: Affordable and great customer service

Cons: While these albums are more affordable, you might miss out on quality and appearance. ZNO also includes their pricing of albums online

Learn more: http://www.zno.com/

Dekora

Pros: Amazing quality and great customer service

Cons: Based in Toronto, so shipping outside of Canada is more expensive

Learn more: https://www.dekoraalbum.com

ProDPI

Pros: Affordable

Cons: Not the most intuitive album builder

Learn more: https://www.prodpi.com/

Miller’s Lab

Pros: Ships in 24 hours

Cons: Album design not intuitive

Learn more: http://www.millerslab.com/

Nations Photo Lab

Pros: Great quality, affordably priced, and quick shipping (if you live in the US)

Cons: Pricing is listed on their site and if you’re shipping outside of the US, delivery times and costs may differ

Learn more: http://www.nationsphotolab.com/

Visionart

Pros: Reasonably priced, lots of cover options, and they offer free standard shipping all around the world

Cons: I have tried my hardest to find one bad thing about Visionart, but I really can’t. I’m actually surprised Visionart isn’t talked about more in the photography community. Let me know in the comments section if there’s a con I should list here!

Learn more: https://www.visionart.com/

Luxe Wedding Albums

Pros: Wide variety of cover options and high-quality albums

Cons: Very traditional

Learn more: http://www.modernalbumdesigns.com/luxe.html

Queensberry

Pros: Quality albums with cool options such as metallic leather covers

Cons: Expensive 

Learn more: http://www.queensberry.com/albums

Graphistudio

Pros: One of the oldest and biggest album making companies

Cons: Traditional designs

Learn more: http://www.graphistudio.com/

Finao

Pros: Their customers love their albums and you can’t find a single bad review online about this company

Cons: More traditional designs, although they do allow for custom covers

Learn more: https://www.finao.com

I know that this list isn’t complete, and I want to hear what you have to say. Please share your feedback below!

xoxocarrie5

(14) comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. Sue

    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

  5. 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!!!

  6. 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.

  7. Can I just throw our hat in the ring please?

    Thank you

  8. I find Vision Art cover design to be absolutely woeful and long winded. It is the main reason I don’t order their albums.

  9. 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.

    Thank you!!

    Smelling Cookies In The Oven Hugs
    Richard

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  11. James

    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/

  12. Jerri Smith

    Hi Carrie
    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
    Jerri Smith
    Director
    Heritage

  13. Rowena

    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!

  14. sanua lee

    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
    https://www.flipchap.com/photo-book/leatherette-layflat-customize

    check them out.

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