Nov 07, 2009

  • Last updated on November 9, 2010 at 12:45 pm
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Yay! In October 2010, my pumpkin that I carved won "Cutest Pumpkin" on Project Wedding! Thanks everyone!

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  • Last updated on November 3, 2010 at 4:37 pm
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A couple months ago, we finished making our monthly payments on a wedding album from our photographer. On the eve of our one year anniversary, Josh and I picked up our Leather Craftsmen wedding album from our photographers, Jerry Yoon Photography. The cover is Japanese book cloth. The binding is so crazy! It's like something you'd see in a museum. This is definitely going to become a family heirloom someday. This was definitely very pricey, to the point where I'm not even comfortable disclosing how much it cost, but I think it was worth it. Here are some photos I took of it:

It came in a thick sleeve and our names are letterpressed on the spine *_*

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Here are some shots of the interior:

We got this first photo here as a canvas print too :D

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  • Last updated on April 1, 2010 at 7:47 pm
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We are getting a photo album of our wedding photos from our photographers, but I also wanted to make some for my family in the meantime. I used the layout proof provided by them as a guide for my own layout. Because Blurb seems like a very popular service that people on PW use to make their photobooks, I used Blurb. Ugh, boy was I disappointed! So disappointed, that I was glad I only ordered one, and then I went back to A&I to make the rest of them. As with my engagement photobook, they did a fantastic job. Check out my comparison below. A caveat however: I used 4"x6" photos and got the 13"x11" from Blurb while I got 11"x8.5" from A&I, which had an effect on the print quality.

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Look at how many more shades of blue printed on A&I's than Blurb's.

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  • Large Landscape - 13"x11"
  • I ordered their premium paper (100 lb. text silk-finish paper) but it still feels so thin!
  • No creative control on the design of the spine (only allows your book title)
  • Copyright page required with credit to Blurb (you can't get rid of it)
  • I found the book creator application a little more cumbersome to use, but it's probably a little easier for people unfamiliar with similar applications
  • Does not lay flat so some parts of the photos get lost in gutter
  • Cropped off some photos
  • Glossy dust jacket (leaves fingerprints easily)
  • Less image saturation/color density
  • Printing is outsourced to a 3rd party
  • Total cost = $97.17


  • Large book - 11"x8.5"
  • Standard paper for all books: heavy 80 lb. cover stock Semi-Gloss paper - and boy, DOES THIS MAKE A DIFFERENCE! You really feel the quality difference. THIS really feels pro.
  • You can design the spine
  • The only place A&I places its logo is on the last page. Every other page is yours completely.
  • Book Creator is easy to use immediately if you are mildly familiar with Photoshop controls, otherwise, it's easy to learn by following the tutorials on their site.
  • LAYS FLAT! Like a wonderful coffee table book.
  • No cropping. What you designed is what you get!
  • Semi-gloss dust jacket
  • Great image saturation/color density. The colors are way richer than Blurb's.
  • Printed in-house at their Hollywood location
  • Total cost = $92.16

It's a no brainer to me if I had to choose to print another photobook ever again. Check out some of the beautiful pages!

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  • Last updated on February 22, 2010 at 6:15 pm
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All photography by Jerry Yoon Photography.

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  • Last updated on February 21, 2010 at 8:24 am
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All photography by Jerry Yoon Photography.

Jerry spotted a firetruck nearby the ceremony site and asked us if we'd like to take some shots with it and we said sure! The firefighters came out and congratulated us too. :D People on the streets honked their car and rolled down their windows to give their congrats!

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  • Last updated on February 21, 2010 at 7:10 am
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All photography by Jerry Yoon Photography.

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