Good for you, dude. Sometimes you offer criticism after it's been requested and people freak.

Are you saving your jpegs as super high quality? If you compress them more you can decrease the file size and increase the image size without any noticeable change in quality.

I still recomend going with a "store bought" solution...photography sites are really hard and some of the services available are not too expensive and look really pro.

foliolink.com is another good example.