When will I see my images?
Your private gallery will be available in 3 to 4 weeks after our session. During peak season (e.g. fall season), the turnaround time may vary some.
Why does it take so long?
Because I shoot all my images in RAW, the photos cannot simply be loaded onto my computer and delivered immediately. After your session is complete, I upload all the images to my computer and then back them up so I have an extra copy. After the images are done uploading, they then go into the queue to be edited in the order that they are photographed.
For one gallery, I dedicate anywhere from 8-10 hours to cull and edit your photos. If your gallery includes images that require more than standard editing, then more time is needed in Photoshop.
What if I want my images sooner?
Rush orders for delivery in less than two weeks will cost an additional 25% of the total session price.
If you are ordering prints, wall art or albums: Once your order is placed, your images will be gone over again to fine tune the editing, correctly size the images and make sure that the color space used matches the professional photo lab. Prints, USBs and wall art will be delivered by postal service within 1 to 2 weeks from date of ordering. Photo books and albums will take 3 – 5 weeks from the date ordered.
The editing process
When your gallery is ready, your images are soft-proofed which means they are color corrected, toned, cropped and the backgrounds are cleaned up. At this point, you make your selections as per your collection and submit any additional minor retouching requests. Once we receive your order, we will complete the final retouching within the next few business days and prepare your images for delivery.
Here is what your image may look like before retouching and after: