We’ve heard that making custom photo albums is a scary deal. Finding a quality company with good designs, managing the clients’ approval and then exporting your album to print makes most photographers hide under the couch. It’s complicated, clunky and just plain no fun.
Ridiculously Simple Custom Photo Albums
KISS has come up with their own integrated solution with their SWAT system. Their automated design process is easy, slurping photos right from your SmugMug galleries. It auto-posts gorgeous slideshows to your Facebook page, your SmugMug gallery, or you can email it or embed it into any website. This way your clients can see and approve the design via the built-in comment system.
Here’s an example of the slideshow. It’s like flipping through the real album, but without the weight:
Once you’ve picked the options and leathers, order the finished album with one click. No exporting or uploading required.
And don’t be shy! Try one of their cheek-rubbingly beautiful albums and start giving your customers what they’ve always wanted: Custom albums delivered fast at a great price.
Create your free account at KISS and get started here.
It’s always more fun when someone else does the work for you. And it’s even better when they do it with a smile.
The folks at zookie pro really know what they’re doing. You can trust your beautiful photos to these guys, who have been crafting albums since 1995.
How to Make a Gorgeous Album
It’s easy. Tell the design experts at zookie what you want and how many photos you’d like to use. The minimum is 50, but you can do more if you want.
(Photos courtesy of Jared Alvarez Photography)
The pros at zookie will color correct your images (if you wish), then tuck them all into beautiful layouts that show them off best. Within a week you’ll get a digital proof to review and the designers work with you to tweak it to your taste. With your approval they’ll print, bind and ship your albums to you… all in two weeks or less.
This means download to delivery in less than a month. That’s fast!
Variety is the Spice of Life… and Your Business
zookie pro does way more than just albums. Sure, their designs and quality are totally pro, but you get a huge variety of book sizes to choose from, too. You can offer Bigs, Smalls and even magazine-style press books to all of your clients, with great color options and premium leather upgrades. You can also sell pages from the finished album as framed and ready-to-hang prints so their favorite memories are never out of sight.
The icing on the cake is zookie pro’s shopping cart feature that lets you set your own markup and branding so you can sell products. (Sound familiar?) Send your client there after you approve your design for a completely custom shopping experience. Click here to try a demo and get a feel for what your clients will see.
Take zookie for a spin and show us all the great albums you’ll be making. You can also get started via your gallery’s Buy button when you’re logged in, under “Design an Album.”
We’d love to see (and hear) your reviews!
You’re an awesome photographer. Brides throw themselves at your lens and you can’t walk down the street without booking a new gig. Do you really have time to design albums that match your killer style?
We’ll go out on a limb and guess “No”.
Strap on your socks, cuz they’re about to go flying. Introducing our new friend and your new partner-in-crime, ZOHO Design:
The designers at ZOHO know their stuff and they make it their personal mission to work with you to get the best possible album. Each and every piece is completely custom to you, your event and your pics. They will email or call you during the whole process to be sure that you love what they’re doing.
How it works
The process is dead simple:
- Give them your name and a rough idea of what you want.
- Sit back and wait for updates so you can say “Yea” or “Nay”.
- Print the finished files at one of their recommended print labs, or take them to your favorite album company for fulfillment.
To get started, check out their site or find them under the Buy button in any of your SmugMug galleries.
You get the glory. They do the work. It’s a perfect relationship! And happy clients make for happy pros, so give them a chance to help you work smarter, not harder.