Adorama based on recommendations, and I just wasn't feeling anything. I didn't want to start from scratch and design pages in InDesign. I didn't care about the book laying flat. Long story short, I just about gave up on getting an album.
Motherdrome wouldn't hear of it though. She wanted an album and she wanted it yesterday. So she suggested Shutterfly. I had made a little album of our engagement pictures for free thanks to a coupon. My mom had really liked that one and requested another of our wedding with a leather cover. So I started to experiment. Turns out that I really liked the storyboard method of choosing photographs. I really liked the limited layout choices (too many choices makes me freeze). I liked it so much, that I made one for my parents, Mr. Palindrome's parents, all of our grandparents and one for ourselves.
(I love Mr. Palindrome in the background - this is our new life, me blogging and taking pictures around him doing homework!)When our album arrived, I was really excited. We sat on the couch, tearing off the orange cardboard box. We ooohed. We awwed. We reminisced. Then we saw that one page printed twice (their bad) and that I had cropped one photo too close so it was blurry (my bad).
And my experience didn't stop me from ordering a small album for our honeymoon as well!
Was an album important to you? Would you consider a DIY album?