Wedding Photography Albums | KISS Product Review
Wedding photography is kind of a big deal. It is one of the most expensive parts of a wedding day and also one of the most important. But what happens after your special day is over? Sharing your digital images online with friends and family is great, but what happened to the days of sitting down with a cup of coffee and looking through old fashioned wedding photography albums?
Wedding photography albums can be quite expensive and when included in a photographer’s package can greatly increase the price. I’ve been researching album vendors so that I may offer multiple options to brides of all budgets. This was not easy. Albums seem to fall on both ends of the spectrum. Either they are inexpensive but low in quality or expensive, but so beautiful you’d feel the need to keep that coffee mug on the other side of the room!
I wanted to find an album that was simplistically beautiful on the outside, yet full of artistic beauty on the inside. A fellow photographer has been raving about KISS wedding albums for years to me and I decided it was time to see for myself.
The S.W.A.T. program offered by KISS is a wonderful tool for designing albums. You can use their templates or design your own. As I am a perfectionist and like things my way, I designed a few and mixed them in with the templates. Thankfully, I have a pretty large monitor or the program would not have been as easy to use. I had a hard time seeing details when arranging and resizing images. Once my design was complete, I pressed the order button, chose my book size, cover and color and I was done! My books arrived in less than one week!
I chose to order a set of mini KISS books as they are easy to transport for consultations. When my package arrived, each book came with its own fabric holder. The cover of the photography album was soft leather and the pages were a thick, sturdy photographic paper. Overall, I am very pleased. The process of design and ordering was simplistic, the product itself is of high quality and the price is right where it should be.
I will be offering these albums in the larger size with my wedding photography packages for 2012. The mini KISS albums are perfect for high school senior portraits, gifts for grandparents or to keep on your coffee table. They are also great for brides that want a smaller duplicate album to keep in their purse to show co-workers, friends and family.