Some Information On How Long Your Wedding Photos Will Take To Be Delivered
How long does it take to get our wedding photos back? I get asked this question a lot, and there is no definitive answer. I tell my couples that they will have their wedding photos within eight weeks after their wedding, but this can vary. If you book me for a 10-hour wedding instead of an 8-hour wedding, then there will be more images for me to cull and edit. Same goes for if you’re having a destination wedding and you’ve booked me for multiple days. I will then have many more images to get through and edit. Another factor is the time of year. If you’re getting married during peak season (between May- September), I’ll have many weddings to edit and deliver to my couples. I wouldn’t say I like to rush when it comes to editing my images. I take pride in producing beautiful pictures, and this takes time. I always try my best to deliver images before the eight weeks is up, but this is not always possible.
WHY DO SOME PHOTOGRAPHERS DELIVER WEDDING IMAGES FASTER?
Some wedding photographers delivery images between 2-4 weeks. This may be because these photographers shoot fewer weddings a year, resulting in more time on their hands to edit. Some photographers also choose to outsource their editing. This is where they have a company deal with the editing of the images resulting in faster delivery. I like to do all edits myself. It’s an essential part of the service to edit each image for couples to have photos delivered with my vision.
WILL WE GET A PREVIEW BEFORE THE FULL GALLERY IS READY?
For sure. After each wedding I shoot, I always send my couples a small selection of images within a week after their wedding. Usually something between 10-20 photos. Closer to when the full gallery is ready, I also send a slideshow preview with music. Seeing your wedding photos for the first time with music can be a powerful thing. I get many emails from my couples saying how much they loved the slideshow and that they have tears in their eyes. If I can make my couple cry with happiness, I know I’ve done an excellent job. It’s such a lovely feeling when receiving these kinds of messages.
I hope this helps give you some information on how I run my business and what to expect when you book with me as your wedding photographer. If you’re asking “How long does it take to receive your wedding photos” there is no set answer, but I promise you it will be worth the wait.
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