Photobook Cinta

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When I saw this deal a few weeks after my engagement, I just KNEW I had to have it. My mom and grandma had been bugging me to print 4r photos of the engagement and store it in a slot-in album so that they can take it out and show to relatives whenever they come over. But let’s face it, who does that anymore? A piece of 4r photo costs around what, 20 cents? Printing 200 pieces would amount to a good $40, and that’s without the album. Also, photos fade after a while, and don’t even get me started on how they stick to the plastic sheet of albums in an unsightly way. The older generations love their 4rs, but then again they didn’t have other options la kannn.  But WE do.

Photobooks are different in a sense that the pictures are actually printed onto the pages, like in a magazine, and the paper used is usually of a better quality so there are less chances of fading or the ink running (unless of course if water gets on the pages). But the best thing about them is they are fully customisable, so there are no restrictions on how many pictures goes into a photobook! Some pictures may be scaled up for emphasis, while for other pictures, you can fit as many of them in a page as you like (asalkan senonoh sudah ah). So I was reallyyyy happy when I got the deal because photobook printing is the market spans about $70 – 80 for a 60 page photobook in the same size, but I got mine for under $30!

So after spending days customising the photobook and arranging the photos around on a downloadable software in the comfort of my home, the next step was to just upload the whole file and wait. One downside was the delivery took around a month and truthfully, I was expecting a cheap quality book. But I got what was promised, when I monstrously tore open the DHL package, and in that jakon moment, I was looking at my very first photobook. The company, Impressions SG took the effort to slip wax paper in between the pages to protect them during delivery and the photobook was carefully wrapped, siap dengan DHL delivery boy skali. Macam mana tak excited!

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Matte hardcover! And I didn’t want the photobook to look too “kahwin-kahwin” so I separated H and I’s picture this way to keep the “halal” distance. Amaciam works tak?? Hahahaa.

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I love how I could design the layout of the pages on my own and choose however many pictures I want in each page!

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And surprisingly, the software was really easy to use. You can create your own collage structure and just drag the pictures into the blank boxes.

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Overall, super duper happy with the purchase, especially the elders who prefer hard copy pictures no matter what. Nenek even said, “Nak panggil Nek Anjang, Nek Hitam semua datang tengok ni.” SUKA NAK TUNJUK ORANG. Hahahaa.

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And so cute okay when Nenek got all excited whenever she sees her picture in any of the pages! Sayang Nenek muaaaaaacks.

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23 comments

    • isyaemika

      idea yang sungguh baik itu! ada ke some photographers charge almost $400 for a photobook or benda alah yang seerti/seiras dengannya. tak patut tu!!

  1. elunario

    omg babe! i also bought the groupon! hahaha. btb minds alike! :p i’m in the midst of completing mine. asik procrastinate je. hahaha. yours is lovely babe! will upload mine if it’s ready eh. hehe.

    • isyaemika

      weeeee high five! okay best. YES BABE I took so long to design the book! just force yourself to sit down and do it! da sampai upload tauuuu

  2. Min

    I bought something like this before but didn’t utilise the Groupon cause the software like leceh to use. :/ I bought from another company la. But yours is nice!

  3. ssugarrushh

    love love loveeee the photobook! i might just try it! hehe. and yes, i’ve seen vendors charging $400-$800 sey for the photobook. must be made of gold eh =x

  4. Nur

    Hi Aisyah.
    Your engagement is very beautiful. And I read that you do hand bouquet? Can you email me on that coz I’m looking one for my engagement 🙂

  5. kittyflavour

    Hi there! I was blog hopping and came across your blog. I really love your pictures here! Is this the one from HNHM? I have yet to book my photographer so am looking arnd for one! 🙂

    • isyaemika

      hi dear! awww thanks! these pictures of my engagement were taken by Chase Hasemi. you can find his works at chasehasemi.wordpress.com, do check him out, he’s lovely! as for my wedding photographer, yes I’ve already booked HNHM Photoworks and am excited as to how the pics will turn out :)) which companies are you more inching to?

      • norafizahamid

        I went to take a look at his page and his work is indeed lovely!! I’ve just sent him a PM, hopefully he is available and his quotation is within my budget! So far, i have short-listed Le Photographe, Project Pixel and PIXAREUZ Photography. Also thinking of HNHM (knew them from your blog too! hehe) But, im not sure about logistic-wise, since they are based in JB. Anyway, thanks for your quick reply babe!! 🙂

      • isyaemika

        PIXAREUZ is good too! as for HNHM, i can tell you that Hani is such a sweetheart! bila dengar i nak hire her to shoot in Singapore, she got really excited!! logistics wise, should be no problem coz she has her own car and lives in JB town so she’s not too far out. so good luck making your decision, dear! this is the crucial period hehhhhh

  6. Nur

    Salam Aisyah. I have emailed you regarding the hand bouquet. Hope to hear from you soon!

    Regards,
    Nur Nadirah.

  7. Raihan Muhaimin

    Wahahah I totally agree on the part that the older folks still have their way with photo albums since that’s all they had during their time 😛
    Hence a reason why I had to offer photobooks in my photography packages so that our brides have the option of still having the traditional photo album for their parents and grandparents and the photobooks for themselves which will become the standard for years to come.
    Plus having us to design the photobook is an added bonus!

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