What Album Company Do We Use?

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On with today’s question…

Who do you use to print your albums?

Jeff and I own and manage three photography businesses and the only albums that we offer for all three of them are KISS albums.

We’ve selected them out of the immense pool of album production companies because they demonstrate a few key traits:

  1. They’re the absolute best at the type of albums they make
  2. Their customer service is impeccable
  3. They’re SIMPLE.

KISS doesn’t have a mountain of product options with a maze of pricing grids.

They have simple options with extremely simple pricing and the simplest ordering system in the business.

The clear and straightforward process makes it easy for us to sell albums at profitable rates because the costs are so clear and the workflow is efficient.

We don’t get bogged down when we sell more albums – we can deliver a great experience to our clients while keeping production costs low because we’re not wasting precious time on designing, ordering, and delivering. Perfect!

 We’ve been using KISS since they first began, and we deeply believe in the product and the people behind it.

All of the albums are produced in the U.S. by expert craftsman in Indiana, and I love that they take such great care with these precious books!

We offer all three of their albums – the Leather album is our standard offering for wedding couples, the Tuscan album is our premium fine art option for weddings, and the Linen is for our portrait albums.

If you’re in a place where you’re deciding which albums you’d like to offer your clients I think the biggest (and most helpful) question to ask yourself is WHY you are choosing a specific vendor.

Don’t just begin using a particular vendor because of my (or anyone else’s) recommendation – do your homework and make sure that they’re a good fit for YOU and your clients.

KISS has been a great fit for us and for all three of the wedding and portrait brands that we own, and we will be using them for years to come!

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Hugs,

Erin

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We’re Jeff and Erin Youngren – and it’s our mission to help you thrive not just as a wedding photographer, but as a business owner. It’s time to set aside the stress and comparison of a hustle mindset, and build a life-giving business instead.

We met in college, got married, and started corporate jobs before we discovered (and fell in love with) wedding photography. But like many creative entrepreneurs, we were booking anything we could, strapped to our laptops and living dangerously close to burnout.

So we dug in and learned how to build a thriving business that supports our dream life – instead of a joyless business that runs a stressed-out life.

Today, we photograph only 10 Dreamie weddings per year, but we also run two other wedding brands plus a commercial studio in San Diego, CA. And we do it by only working the hours that fit into our life. The other hours? We spend those living a joyful life raising our two beautiful sons, James and Samuel.

hugs,

Jeff and Erin

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