We can bet you are over the moon excited, having awesome flashbacks of your special day, remembering how excited you were and of course wondering when we’ll send your full gallery, so, in order to help you out with this we prepare this general guide so you know the different stages of our process after we shoot your day.
Normally it takes between 8 to 10 weeks to have the full wedding gallery ready, during this time our work flow will be like this:
#1 – All your photos are backed up in camera using 2 memories at the same time to ensure we don’t get corrupted images, this is not something that normally happens but you know, it’s an electronic and sometimes it could get cranky without notice, so to make sure we avoid that, we shoot simultaneously with 2 memory cards on each camera at all time.
#2- Within the first week or as soon as we are back home we’ll transfer these photos from the memory cards to a main hard drive and from this hard drives we’ll make another back up copy to a second and third hard drive so your memories will be stored in three different places to make sure nothing will happen.
#3- Weeks two and three: We normally take easily 8000+ during a wedding day and here comes the part where we cull the images and pick the best photos, don’t worry we’ll include everything, this culling process basically means that we’ll take out all the photos that are with close eyes, blurry, weird backgrounds or too similar to each other so we’ll keep just the best.
#4- Weeks four to six: After the culling it’s done we jump to the stage where we edit your photos, this is the part that takes the longest and at the same time it’s the most exited. We’ll take every single photo one by one and apply color correction and framing, this is where the photos take our signature edit and come to live. One thing to notice here it’s that the final images could slightly change a bit from the sneak peek images.
#5- Weeks seven to eight: After the editing is over we take a final check, sort the images and prepare them to export them as JPG’s to a hard drive. You might be wondering how many photos should you get? It depends, each event it’s different but normally if the weather conditions allowed it and there was good interaction between the guests for an elopement you can expect anything between 400 and 600 images, for an 8h wedding you can expect anything between 900 to 1200 images and sometimes even more. Yep.. that’s aaaaa lot of photos.
#6- Final week: When we have these images as JPG’s it’s time to upload them to your wedding gallery and prepare everything for you, from this gallery you will be able to download the full gallery (please do this ASAP so you can have a local backup) or individuals, also you can order prints from the online print store and share the gallery to your family or friends you can also mark images as private so only you will be able to see them.
#7- When we have the gallery ready, we’ll send you an email with the a link and passwords and some basic instructions with all the information you need.
#8- That’s basically it! You can enjoy your photos and remember this awesome day for a long long long time.
And that’s how it works, we normally don’t take longer than that, but if it takes for any kind of emergency or extreme situation we’ll make sure we keep you informed.
As you see we like to take our time to actually work on each image and delivere you a real story with all the raw emotions and feelings that rushed through that day. We believe that the best way to see our work on each gallery it’s not to look at it as individual images, instead of that, it’s a story, YOUR story, each image connects with the one before or after to create an awesome timeline of excitement and feelings that we know are going to bring you joy and incredible memories.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time if you have any questions or if there is anything we can do for you in the meantime.