When Bryce and I got married we began purchasing a photo album for each year. We've always taken an extraordinary amount of pictures, even before the blog, so we always got an extra large capacity album. However, once we had children even the extra capacity albums were hard pressed to hold all of our pictures!
Several factors led us to reevaluate our album system: 1. The albums were very large and thus extremely difficult to store (we have 13 of them!); 2. Once we left film and went digital we didn't print as regularly as we did with film; 3. The albums were not holding up over time; and 4. We didn't have any versatility with picture orientation or size.
Our solution to the album conundrum was to create a photo book! I ended up using Blurb to create the album because they were the only site that allowed as many pages as I needed- 230! We found it to be a time consuming project to work on, but I believe that the end result makes it worth it!
My favorite feature is that each page in the album can be customized and therefore the pictures are able to tell more of a story.