Many couples incorrectly assume that you must buy the album from the photographer you use and as such are only limited to what they have to offer. This simply isn't the case and you are free to simply buy the images and lay them up in any other album you get hold of. However, it is true to say that using an album that the photographer supplies will have a number of benefits - the photographer will be familiar and comfortable with the product, and in choosing one of their albums you wonít get their back up (by eliminating any profit they would make on the sale of the album). That said, if you really do despise what they are offering or simply must have an album you saw somewhere else then there is nothing to stop you doing this. Not all photographers will be happy with you using an album from elsewhere (especially if itís from a competitor!) and may need some gentle persuasion, whilst others will dig their heels in completely and refuse, but in reality, with modern technology as it is, there is very little to cause too many issues in using an unfamiliar product and you will find that the majority of photographers are more than obliging as long as you inform them upfront.
Alongside the main album, couples will sometimes choose to have additional, smaller albums made up for their parents as gifts, or have their favourite photo blown up and framed to mount above the fireplace. We cannot stress enough how you should read the small print of the contract to ensure just what you are getting. What is contained within a photography package really will vary from photographer to photographer, and if you are struggling to separate two to go for, then this just might make the difference. If you are planning to have any additional albums or photographs, then make sure you know exactly how much this is likely to cost up front.