We got super lucky to have hired such an amazing photographer for our wedding.
Unfortunately, “amazing” comes with a hefty price tag.
Luckily for us, on top of being very talented, our photographers were also reasonable.
To help ease the financial burden, they only charged us for the labor of snapping the pictures.
At the end of the night they gave us a flash drive and the rights to all of the photographs.
That means-no edited pictures, no prints, and no fancy photo albums for my family or myself.
After the honeymoon, I settled into my favorite nook, and filtered through all of the pictures.
Once I picked my favorite 300 pictures (lol), I was really tempted to call the photographer back.
I was going to beg him to make me prints and albums even though it would cost billions.
I’m not even joking. To have that done professionally literally cost billions. Well, almost billions.
Instead of caving, I decided to see what magic I could create myself through Shutterfly.
For a whopping $72, I order 8x10s, 4x6s, 5x7s, and wallets for our entire family and myself.
I printed all 300 pictures plus many additional duplicates to hand out to others.
To put it into perspective, that’s about a $500 savings when ordering through a photographer.
My next venture was to Shutterfly’s search bar where I simply typed “Wedding Album”.
The first thing that came up was a gorgeous wedding album already all laid out for me.
All I had to do was add my information and fill the pages with my own pictures.
Here I was thinking this was going to be crazy hard to do, but Shutterfly made it real easy!
It’s my honor to extend the much desired Jax Seal of Approval to Shutterfly.
No, seriously! EVERYONE wants to get the Jax Seal of Approval award. No joke!
The wedding album was not only gorgeous, but it was much more personal.
There’s a page dedicated to a note written to our family from us.
There’s cute sayings and blurbs that I would have never thought to include in an album.
I was ecstatic to find that I had the option of ordering different sized albums for family and ourselves.
For a whopping $380, I ordered five 8x8 albums and one 12x12 album.
To put it into perspective, that’s about a $2500 savings when ordering through a photographer.
Have you or will you try Shutterfly? What have you used it for?