What to expect after booking?
My Wedding photography process step by step
So you’ve hired your wedding photographer and signed the contract, what now? How does wedding photography work?
Once you’ve hired me as your wedding photographer and signed the contract, our journey together begins and today I would like to show you how my workflow unfolds and what you can expect after booking me to photograph your wedding day.
Right after booking: Sending a welcome guide & wedding tips
You can make the whole photography process go so much more smoothly if you just think ahead.
I know, I know – it’s wedding planning. You have a lot on your plate and you’re running around like crazy. To help you make the most of your special day, I’ve created a guide that includes some tips to get the most out of your wedding photos. It’s packed with everything from timelines to wedding tips to how to get the best out of your photography experience.
Hope it will be useful for you.
A few months before your wedding: Scheduling the engagement session.
So if you decided to go with pre-wedding and engagement portrait sessions. Great choice!
Part of my wedding package includes a couple portrait sessions, which I am super excited about. We’ll schedule this session for a date that works for both of us, and you can bring along any props or outfits that you’d like to use. You can even bring your dog if you want! This is my chance to get to know you better and make you feel at ease in front of the camera so that we can get some really great engagement photos together. It’s also a good opportunity for you to learn from me how to pose and feel comfortable with being photographed as a couple.
To prepare you for your pre-wedding shoot I will send you another guide with great tips about what to wear – how to prepare for your engagement session etc.
If you are still not sure about the pre-wedding shoot read my blog post why should consider an engagement shoot.
Six weeks to your wedding day: Wedding questionnaire
Six weeks before your wedding, I will send you a questionnaire to fill out. This not only helps me write the blog after your day, but it helps me get to know you more.
This helps me plan the blog after your wedding, and it gives me a chance to get to know you better. Some of the questions are about timelines for your wedding day so that I can figure out logistics and make sure we run enough time for formal photos. It also includes the list of people who will be in your VIP formal photo list, so that I can make sure we get all the photos you want.
One week to your wedding day: Relax
Relax! This will go by so fast, and it’s so important to take a step back and remember why you’re really here in the first place: pure, simple love
I know this is new territory for you, but I promise to support you every step of the way. You’re in good hands! Let’s have some fun while we do it!
Your wedding day: Let’s start the party!
As your photographer, I try to capture everything that you might want to remember about your wedding day. I am constantly on the move and will probably be on my feet all day:) 12 – 15 miles at a wedding is average. If you want to shoot anything you like during your wedding – or want a quick photo with your family/friends – just let me know. I will be there for your order 🙂
Once the wedding day is over I Immediately backup your wedding photos to an external hard drive (this is a must for me) – Even I will get home at 3 AM I do this before going to sleep. My day ends when your photos are safe.
What to expect after the Wedding day?
My editing process step by step
Editing your photos. How long does it take to edit your wedding photos?
I will try and get your photos to you as soon as possible. In a few days, I will send some sneak peak photos of a selection that you can share on your social media. But for the whole gallery, you will have to wait anywhere between 2-5 weeks.
Taking photos is just a small part of what we photographers are doing. The more consuming time is actually editing them. This might surprise you because most people assume that a photographer’s job ends when they’ve created their shots. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
My process is simple:
Part 1: Culling the photos. (Choosing the best one) I take many photographs on every wedding day. Some of them will be duplicates, and some won’t quite fit the vibe of your day. There is always somebody who blinks. This first edit will select only the images that work best.
Part 2: Editing, cropping photos, adjusting the color balance and creating that finished style you hired me for. I develop my own preset.
Creating an online gallery and slideshow with your photos.
After I have sorted and edited the final images, I will create an online gallery for you to view. The gallery is password-protected, so only you and the people you give the password (link) to will be able to see it.
You will be able to buy prints there and share your images with anyone you wish. After all, I will also choose the best photos and I will create a slideshow with nice music
Your story on my Blog
I love weddings and I love meeting new people. The blog is the best way to highlight your story and share it with others.
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Stay in touch because you’re cool
I hope this is not the end and we will meet you again.
I hope this has given you a basic understanding of how wedding photography works, and that you will consider my services for your own wedding. If you would like more information, feel free to contact me!