What do they look like?
Family yearbooks are 10 inches wide and 8 inches tall, with a custom photo cover. Standard yearbooks can be up to 220 spreads (440 pages), and will have anywhere from 1-20 images on each spread.
Is there a layflat option?
Yes! The base package includes standard book pages, and layflat pages are an add-on. Because layflat pages have to be thicker (and are thus more expensive to print), only books with under 100 spreads (200 pages) are able to be layflat. Layflat books also require a little more planning, since we can only go up to 100 spreads. Layflat is a great option if you have a smaller amount of photos, or are designing around an event, like a wedding.
How much are family yearbooks?
The base package costs $250 and includes:
Culling of up to 1,000 images
Editing of most* selected images
2 rounds of review
10×8 yearbook with up to 440 pages
Online gallery of final, edited images
Culling of up to 5,000 images: +$200
Culling of up to 10,000 images: +$400
Culling of up to 15,000 images: +$600
Duplicate yearbook: +$150
Layflat pages (limits pagecount to 200): +$100
Why is editing included?
Phone cameras are amazing these days! But the images they produce can be a little dark and muddy. I’ll be using my experience from editing over 150 weddings to make your yearbook photos bright, happy, and consistent! Above, on the left, is a sample page with all iPhone photos and no edits. The right side has been edited!
*Are you going to edit photos that were already edited by another photographer?
HARD NO. Editing is half of what we as photographers do and I respect other photographers’ work. I’ll leave those alone, but edit all of your personal phone and camera photos.
How does payment work?
Once you join the waitlist, you’ll start sending me your photos. This often takes longer than people expect, because it involves hunting down your photos from a bunch of different places. So we start this part while you wait! Once I’m ready to start work on your book, you’ll have one week to pay your 50% retainer. After this has been paid, I’ll start culling/editing/designing. You’ll get to see your spreads in 1-2 weeks after I start! The remainder will be due after you’ve approved the final designs, before I send your book to the publisher. Once the order has been finalized, you’ll receive your book in the mail in about 4-6 weeks.
Can you just design the spreads, and then I’ll order the book from the company I always use?
I wish! But I found out (the hard way, oops) that each publisher cuts books just a liiiiittle bit differently, so an 8×10 book from one company may actually be 8.25 x 10.3. I don’t want your heads getting chopped off!
I’m ready to order! How do I get started?
E-mail me at alison[at]alisondunnphotography[dot]com or use the contact page to get in touch! I’ll try to get back to you within 24 hours.